Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road - Abbie Bernstein

The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road
Abbie Bernstein
Titan Books, May 19 2015, $39.95
ISBN: 9781783298167

Targeting fans of the post-apocalyptic movie and filled with so much detail this is not a quick read; but worth the time as this picturesque, incredibly complete book is one of the best companion pieces in recent years.  Fans will savor the location photos, paintings, sketches and other drawings, and architectural and vehicle designs, etc. that bring to life the originality and resourcefulness of the production crew.  Besides the usual appearances of the leads; the audience also obtains a glimpse of secondary and even tertiary characters, and desolate, usually deadly locales.  The arsenal is as impressive as the look at the characters and locations.  As expected in a Mad Max Road Warrior thriller, the various vehicles steal the show with kudos to the designers who succeeded in protecting the actors and stunt-performers while also insuring functionality and screen intensity.  Adding to this terrific tie-in is a short look back to the original 1980s Mad Max movies.

Harriet Klausner

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