George Miller: Mad Max mythology

George Miller: Mad Max mythology
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Director George Miller reflects on the various cultural interpretations of Mad Max (1979) and how they influenced his preparation of Mad Max 2 (1981).

In Japan, Mad Max was considered a Samurai film; in France, it was a 'western on wheels'; in Scandinavia, Max was thought of as a Viking.

Miller's newfound awareness of the hero myth changed his approach to storytelling and the Max of the sequel and later movies is a more consciously mythological figure than in the first film.

Paul Byrnes interviewed George Miller for australianscreen online in 2006.