AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 1263184824071677319.jpg
Screen cap from promotional trailer
form y separately published work icon Mad Max : Fury Road single work   film/TV   science fiction  
Alternative title: Mad Max 4
Is part of Mad Max 1979 series - author film/TV (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Mad Max : Fury Road
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Despite post-dating the third film in the series by some thirty years, this instalment is said to fit in the timeline somewhere between films one and two.

Max Rockatansky, trapped in the citadel of warlord Immortan Joe, crosses paths with Imperator Furiosa, who is on a mission to free Joe's enslaved 'brides' and take them to the Green Place, the Land of Many Mothers.

Exhibitions

15866441
15826549

Notes

  • Released in cinemas on 30 April 2017 in what Miller called the 'black and chrome edition': a black-and-white print of the film: this version was released on Blu-ray on 15 May 2017.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Missing forearm (occasional prosthetic use).
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Australian 'Waste Land': The Gender Politics of Bodies and Places in Mad Max Fury Road and The Natural Way of Things Ellen Rees , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Beyond the Dark : Dystopian Texts in the Secondary English Classroom 2020; (p. 160-175)
Nature and Its Elements : Reading Patterns in Dystopian Texts Patricia Dowsett , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Beyond the Dark : Dystopian Texts in the Secondary English Classroom 2020; (p. 127-159)
Foreword Philip Mead , 2020 single work criticism
— Appears in: Beyond the Dark : Dystopian Texts in the Secondary English Classroom 2020; (p. viii-x)
Magical Thinking and the Aged-Care Crisis : Utopian Fantasies and Dystopian Realities Sarah Holland-Batt , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: Griffith Review , April no. 68 2020; (p. 18-33)
'How did Australian aged care reach its current nadir? Countless inquiries and reviews have probed this question; postmortem after postmortem has dissected the policy and regulatory failures that have wrought the present abysmal state of affairs; a surfeit of recommendations have been handed down; revised guidelines and principles adopted; advisory committees formed; stakeholders consulted - yet here we are, a prosperous nation with one of the worst aged-care systems in the developed world. And in spite of the scorching spotlight of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety -the final findings of which are due in November 2020 - there is seemingly little political will or vision for change, and no clear road map ahead.' (Introduction) 
 
y separately published work icon Trauma and Disability in Mad Max : Beyond the Road Warrior’s Fury Mick Broderick , Katie Ellis , Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2019 18451060 2019 multi chapter work criticism

'This book explores the inter-relationship of disability and trauma in the Mad Maxfilms (1979-2015). George Miller’s long-running series is replete with narratives and imagery of trauma, both physical and emotional, along with major and minor characters who are prominently disabled. The Mad Max movies foreground representations of the body – in devastating injury and its lasting effects – and in the broader social and historical contexts of trauma, disability, gender and myth.

'Over the franchise’s four-decade span significant social and cultural change has occurred globally. Many of the images of disability and trauma central to Max’s post-apocalyptic wasteland can be seen to represent these societal shifts, incorporating both decline and rejuvenation. These shifts include concerns with social, economic and political disintegration under late capitalism, projections of survival after nuclear war, and the impact of anthropogenic climate change.

'Drawing on screen production processes, textual analysis and reception studies this book interrogates the role of these representations of disability, trauma, gender and myth to offer an in-depth cultural analysis of the social critiques evident within the fantasies of Mad Max.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Nine Australian Movies to Watch in 2015 Luke Buckmaster , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 6 January 2015;

— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , 2015 single work film/TV ; The Dressmaker Jocelyn Moorhouse , 2015 single work film/TV ; The Blinky Bill Movie Fin Edquist , 2015 single work film/TV ; Paper Planes Steve Worland , Robert Connolly , 2014 single work film/TV ; Sam Klemke’s Time Machine Mathew Bate , Sandy Cameron , 2015 single work film/TV ; Strangerland Fiona Seres , 2015 single work film/TV ; Kill Me Three Times James McFarland , 2014 single work film/TV ; Oddball and the Penguins Peter Ivan , 2015 single work film/TV ; The Daughter Simon Stone , 2015 single work film/TV
Taking on the Ultimate Warrior Jenny Cooney Carillo , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 May 2015; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , 2015 single work film/TV
They're Back Don Steinberg , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 9-10 May 2015; (p. 8)

— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , 2015 single work film/TV
We’re Just Mad about Charlize Jake Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 May 2015;

— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , 2015 single work film/TV
Lone Warrior Returns to the End of the World Jake Wilson , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 May 2015; (p. 12)

— Review of Mad Max : Fury Road George Miller , 2015 single work film/TV
In the Eye of the Camper Holder Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 May 2012; (p. 16)
Reel Time Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 June 2012; (p. 17)
Mad Max : Fury Road Screeches into Action Michael Bodey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 15 August 2012; (p. 15)
Studio Chiefs Wary of Max Garry Maddox , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 20 October 2012; (p. 3)
Back to the Bush to Find a Blockbuster Vicky Roach , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 10 August 2013; (p. 36)

Awards

2016 nominated International Awards Golden Globes (USA) Best Director - Motion Picture
2016 nominated International Awards Golden Globe Awards (USA) Best Motion Picture - Drama
2016 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Director
2016 nominated International Awards Academy Awards Best Picture
2015 shortlisted International Awards Nebula Awards Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation
Last amended 6 Feb 2020 13:13:01
Subjects:
  • Australian Outback, Central Australia,
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X