Friday, 6 November 2015

100 facts about mad max

  1. most stunts in the film where done themselves, even with the older women.   
  2. the film was shot in sequence.
  3. Hugh Keays-Byrne has been in 2 of the mad max films.  
  4. Margaret Sixel had over 480 hours of film to edit, it look over 3 months to watch it all.
  5. vertigo is publishing a book about immortan Joe. 
  6. max and immortan Joe never directly met each other.
  7. The "crows" on stilts are the boys abandoned by the Vuvalini when the green place turned sour.
  8. the whole film consisted of 2700 individual shots.
  9. most of the scenery was added in after filming using visual effects.  
  10. 'fury road' was released 30 years after the last mad max film.
  11. Charlize Theron did actually shave her head for this film.
  12. Tom Hardy would act as his character of set to keep in character. this caused him and Charlize Theron to not get along.
  13. Over 80% of the effects seen in the film are real practical effects, stunts, make-up and sets. 
  14. Mel Gibson was going to have a role as a drifter in the film, but this never came to fruition.
  15. “Eye Trace” and “Crosshair Framing” where used to edit this film keeping the important visual information in the centre.
  16. The budget for this film is estimated to be between US$100 million and $150 million.
  17. the longest running mad max film.
  18. duplicated of actors where added in post production to make the crowd seem larger.
  19. George Miller was the producer and writer.
  20. there was over 2000 VSP shots used in this movie.
  21. The actors were living in the desert and were really isolated
  22.  The cat poles, at the beginning was unrealistic and made Miller afraid of using them as part of the movie.
  23. In response to the film, art book and comic book will be released. It will feature the main cast.
  24. The paracord bracelet that Max wears belongs to Tom Hardy himself
  25. This the 4th movie in the mad max series 
  26. This is the longest mad max film George Miller has created. 
  27.  Immortan Joe wears a face mask for medical purposes, which is functionally similar to the mask worn by Tom Hardy when he portrayed Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012). In both films, each character is defeated by the hero damaging or destroying the mask
  28.  The long range rifle used by Charlize Theron is a Russian SKS. Originally designed in 1945. Making its design 70 years old at the time of the films release.
  29. they had to stop filming due to the iraq war.
  30. cameras has to be water proof and dust proof.
  31. George Miller planned to shoot the film in 3D. Also, the production was about to start filming in the crew-free African nation of Namibia, not at the originally intended locations in Australia’s Outback.
  32. the film was delayed 3 times.
  33. the film first concluded on 17 December 2012.
  34.  re-shooting took part in November 2013
  35. the film was originally going to be filmed New South Wales, Australia for the desert location, however due to unexpected heavy rains caused wildflowers to grow in the desert.
  36. the crew spent 10 months in Namibia.
  37. Max drives his interceptor in Fury Road for only 30 seconds
  38. On April 3, 2015, Tom Hardy announced he would sign on for 3 more Mad Max films.
  39. Writer and feminist Eve Ensler (The Vagina Monologues) was consulted to enhance the portrayal of female characters.
  40. When Engine #1 of the War Rig breaks down during the final chase to The Citadel, the sound it makes is the same sound the Millennium Falcon makes when it breaks down in Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980).
  41. In one of the scenes the War Rig has a collision with a black Mack tractor unit. The same style of Mack tractor unit was featured in Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981) to pull the fuel tanker trailer.
  42. At least four members of the cast have been involved in comic book films.
  43. Max's first and last lines revolve around him telling somebody what his name is. The first time he tells the audience in a voice over. The second time he tells Furiosa while giving her his blood.
  44.  At the final vehicle battle, one of the Immortan Joe's henchmen scares Furiosa, before attacking her, with the exact same hiss as the Toecutter in Mad Max (1979).
  45.  Actors were digitally duplicated in post production to expand the crowd scenes so in reality only a few actors were actually needed on set during filming.
  46. Supermodel Rosie Huntington-whitely says it was a tougher shoot than 2011’s Transformers: Dark Of The Moon. 
  47. Production Designer Colin Gibson was tasked with the solemn duty of creating 88 vehicles that would look at home in a wasteland occupied by a violently insane gang that loves to wear too much sunscreen.
  48. By using “Eye Trace” and “Crosshair Framing” techniques during the shooting, the editor could keep the important visual information in the film vital in the centre of the frame
  49. George Miller told cinematographer John Seale to keep the main actor centered in the screen so that the viewer's eye did not have to search the screen due to the film's fast editing style.
  50. Night scenes were filmed in bright daylight, deliberately overexposed, and colour-manipulated. In many shots, the sky was digitally replaced with more detailed or interesting skies.

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