Wasteland Weekend

Fury Road

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fairlane fire stunt from Mad Max 2

From various sources I collected images of Mad Max 2  and whilst recently looking through them I realized that amongst some of them  sequential and relative connections could be made. So case in point being the 74 Fairlane car with which I put together a little photo essay on its spectacular demise in Mad Max 2.

Here's a nice profile of the 74 Fairlane.
The following three shots are from the movie as the car gets molotoved!
Looking at the hood there appears to be some kind of foam material spread across it.
Maybe it's some kind of flame accelerator.
A behind the scenes shot of the camera car ahead of the chase leading to the Fairlane jump stunt. Notice the ramp on the left side of the road.
Fairlane fireball!
This image appears to have been taken by someone on the camera truck. It was used a lot as a publicity still for the movie. Chances are that the jump was also shot on film from this angle onboard the camera truck. If that were the case one would have to wonder why this shot didn't make it into the movie being as spectacular as it is?
Its crash as it's seen in the film captured by a low set unmanned camera.
The Fairlane's final rest!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Death Race 3.

A behind the scenes pic from the third movie in the current Death Race series which will go by the title Death Race:INFERNO. That new off-road vehicle looks cool so I'm assuming there isn't going to be any recycled footage like there was in part two!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Damnation

Artwork for the video game Damnation. Reminds me somewhat of the movie Priest.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tina Turner as Aunty Entity

From Fantastic Films.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mad Max Renegade screening.

This past weekend there was a screening of Paul Miller's fan film Mad Max Renegade here in Los Angeles for which there was quiet an audience turn out. Special guest was actor Vernon Wells, ( the Mighty Wez from Mad Max 2), who shared some tales from his experiences in the film industry and working with George Miller on the second Mad Max film.

Paul Miller's film has a really good Mad Max story. Its not just a random or stand alone event in the Mad Max universe. There is a reveal in it that's unexpected, surprising and dare I say...fun! When this happens in the movie it gives two things to the audience, the first thing being a moment of perfect entertainment, a plot pay-off if you will. Secondly, this is an event that has ties with and expands on the Mad Max mythos. For the delivery of those two elements Mad Max Renegade rises to the challenge and succeeds in the promise of what a great fan film should be.
Add to that a fine portrayal of Max by Liam Fountain and good production values and of course being set in the world of Mad Max there is action, violence and some really cool looking cars!  

 Director Paul Miller (right) and actor Liam Fountain.
Liam Fountain and Vernon Wells.
"You can run, but you can't hide!"

Wednesday, November 2, 2011