|Fig 1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)|
While the stunts, explosions, fight scenes, car chases, and strong characters are the focus of the film, one must look deeper to see how much time and effort went into making Fury Road. Often sound effects and music score are forgotten, people seem to never notice it unless it is absent or poorly designed. However, in Fury Road the sound doesn't just catch your attention - it demands it, "Watching Mad Max:Fury Road is the cinematic equivalent of putting your head in the bass-bin at a death-metal concert...we even get sonic assault vehicles armed with drummers, speaker stacks, and a mutant axe-man wielding a guitar-slash-flamethrower...the shooting/editing style is designed to make you feel like you've been run over while being shouted at...it is an orgy of loud and louder," (Kermode, 2015). The combination of practical effects, tasteful CGI, intelligent sound design, the sped up frame rate, and the chaotic editing makes Fury Road a hard film to ignore.
|Fig 2. Coma The Doof Warrior|
After this initial exploitation of the Wive's sexuality and beauty, they quickly recover and show their personal strength, intelligence and bravery. This is also the same with the Vuvalini when we first meet them, one of the members is naked and being used as bait, however once they recognise Furiosa this all changes. In Fury Road, Max is not the protagonist but Furiosa is, she brings out the best in the other characters including the Wives, Vuvalini, and Max himself. There is a specific moment in the film where, "our hero aims at a searchlight, in the distant gloom, but misses. Only one bullet remains. Furiosa takes the gun and hits the target, using Max's shoulder as a rest. The tough guy is nothing but a cushion," (Lane, 2015). This is how the film not only was able to exploit the female characters beauty while also being able to use feminist ideas to their advantage and appeal to more people.
|Fig 3. Don't Breathe|
Collin, R. (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road review: 'a Krakatoan eruption of craziness' At: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/mad-max-fury-road/review/ Accessed on: 23/11/2016
Kermode, M. (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road review - beware of battle fatigue At: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/may/17/mad-max-fury-road-review-mark-kermode Accessed on: 23/11/2016
Lane, A. (2015) High Gear "Mad Max: Fury Road." At: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/05/25/high-gear-current-cinema-anthony-lane Accessed on: 23/11/2016
Tallerico, B. (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road At: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/mad-max-fury-road-2015 Accessed on: 23/11/2013
Figure 1. Mad Max: Fury Road [Poster] At: http://cdn3-www.comingsoon.net/assets/uploads/gallery/mad-max-fury-road-1406144100/11089030_660780600694131_276166915544558716_o.jpg Accessed on: 23/11/2016
Figure 2. Coma The Doof Warrior [Film Still] At: http://static4.businessinsider.com/image/555b3d82eab8ea363a891f73-1190-625/the-man-behind-the-awesome-flamethrower-guitar-player-in-mad-max-fury-road-is-a-popular-australian-musician.jpg Accessed on: 24/11/2016
Figure 3. Don't Breathe [Film Still] At: http://66.media.tumblr.com/7024aad5cff0cf56c700d81cd43a24f8/tumblr_inline_o39xqqrdg61qjtxsg_500.jpg Accessed on: 24/11/2016