Rather than being a standard film book, Mad Max: Movies of Apocalyptic Mayhem contains a twist in the form of two pieces of short fiction. Many people have noticed a disparity between the social landscapes of the movies and these stories have been created so as to knit them together in a logical way which is implied by the content of the films. Spanning the gaps between the 1st and 2nd movies and then between the 2nd and 3rd, they help to explain the evolution from the tentative social order evident in Mad Max right through to the post-nuclear holocaust existence seen in Beyond Thunderdome, thus adding to Miller's dystopian vision.
This book has been written because Mr Page feels he has something to contribute to the subject of Mad Max, not least with the inclusion of the two pieces of fiction. He also puts forward an interesting argument that Mad Max 2 and Beyond Thunderdome were as much remakes of Max's world as they were sequels, something that has implications in regards the forthcoming movies in the series.
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