1/29/09

Mad Max ... 30 years ago

I remember it was 30 years ago and it was a great movie.
Regarding what is hapening with gaz today u better check your engines and stock ...



Mad Max is a 1979 Australian post-apocalyptic action thriller film directed by George Miller and written by Miller and Byron Kennedy.
The film opens "a few years from now" in a dystopian Australia where law and order has begun to break down.



Berserk motorcycle gang member Crawford "Nightrider" Montizano has broken police custody.
Max, the more skilled driver, pursues the Nightrider in a high-speed chase which results in the death of the Nightrider and his woman in a fiery car crash.



Max's yellow Interceptor was a 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan (previously, a Melbourne police car) with a 351ci Cleveland V8 engine and many other modifications. The Big Bopper, driven by Roop and Charlie, was also a 1974 Ford Falcon XB sedan, but was powered by a 302ci Cleveland V8. The March Hare, driven by Sarse and Scuttle, was an in-line-six-powered 1972 Ford Falcon XA sedan (this car was formerly a Melbourne taxi cab).



Replica Mad Max Pursuit Special vehicle outside the Silverton HotelThe most memorable car, Max's black Pursuit Special - frequently designated a (V8) Interceptor based on a mechanic's quote in Mad Max 2 - was a limited GT351 version of a 1973 Ford XB Falcon Hardtop (sold in Australia from December 1973 to August 1976) which was primarily modified by Murray Smith, Peter Arcadipane and Ray Beckerley. After filming was over, this Interceptor was bought and restored by Bob Forsenko, and is currently on display in the Cars of the Stars Motor Museum in Cumbria, England .



The Nightrider's vehicle, another Pursuit Special, was a 1972 Holden HQ LS Monaro coupe.
The car driven by the civilian couple that is destroyed by the bikers is a 1959 Chevrolet Impala sedan.



Of the motorcycles that appear in the film, 14 were donated by Kawasaki and were driven by a local Victorian motorcycle gang, the Vigilantes, who appeared as members of Toecutter's gang. By the end of filming, fourteen vehicles had been destroyed in the chase and crash scenes, including the director's personal Mazda Bongo (the small, blue van that spins uncontrollably after being struck by the Big Bopper in the film's opening chase).

1 comment:

hdedomingo@gmail.com said...

C'est curieux de voir à qu'un film au départ marginal, à l'arrivée pas très bon (faut pas déconner, non plus) peut à ce point marquer une génération, son imaginaire et sa mémoire. Un zeitgeist générationnel, sans doute...