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Miller and Max : George Miller and the making of a film legend / Luke Buckmaster
Bib ID 7385095
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Buckmaster, Luke, author
 
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Books, 2017 
©2017 
xxvi, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781743793084 (paperback)
1743793081 (paperback)
Summary

George Miller made his first film, Mad Max, in 1976 after raising $300,000 from family and friends and hiring a no-name actor, Mel Gibson. Edited in his kitchen, it would become the most profitable film ever made, a position it held for over two decades. Miller and Max is the story of two heroes. One, a leather jacket-clad road warrior whose adventures in a dystopian future have made an indelible imprint on global popular culture. The second, the artist who created him: a softly spoken son of Greek and Turkish immigrants, whose life charts a spectacular course from small-town Australia to the highest echelons of Hollywood. Written with the cooperation of a role call of cast, crew, family and associates, Miller and Max gets behind the scenes and on set, as well as behind Miller's sensible-sounding camouflage to reveal what's really inside the man -- which is more than a little Max Rockatansky. Both forces seem to come out of nowhere; both remain to this day huge forces in the zeitgeist and are truly heroes of our time. Miller and Max is a revelatory biography of a piece of film history.

Subjects Miller, George, 1945-  |  Mad Max (Motion picture : 1979)  |  Mad Max 2 (Motion picture : 1981)  |  Mad Max beyond Thunderdome (Motion picture : 1985)  |  Mad Max fury road (Motion picture : 2015)  |  Motion picture producers and directors -- Australia -- Biography.  |  Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Australia.  |  Australian

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