Mad Max: Fury Road had a lengthy gestation period. In 1987, George Miller had the idea of making a Mad Max movie that was \"almost a continuous chase\". He got an idea for the plot in 1998 when he was walking across a street in Los Angeles, and about a year later, while travelling from Los Angeles to Australia, a story in which \"violent marauders were fighting, not for oil or for material goods, but for human beings\" coalesced. Miller said he worked with five storyboard artists to design the film in storyboard form before writing the screenplay, producing about 3,500 panels, which is almost the same as the number of shots as in the finished film, as he wanted the film to be almost a continuous chase, with relatively little dialogue, and to have the visuals come first. The screenplay was written with Nico Lathouris and cult British comic creator Brendan McCarthy, who also designed many of the new characters and vehicles.
Miller described the film as \"a very simple allegory, almost a western on wheels\". Further themes pointed out by critics include vengeance, solidarity, home, and redemption. Home dominates the motivations of Max, Furiosa, and the Five Wives: his home was destroyed, she was taken from her home, and the wives are in search of a new home in which to raise their children. The unity of these characters also harnesses a concern for family, which is a common theme within Miller's films (see Happy Feet, Happy Feet 2, and Babe: Pig in the City). Themes of ecological collapse and moral decadence are also present in the film.
1) Jackass 4 was the best film of the year. I need to go see EO sometime this week, so maybe this will all change, but best is hardly the word I would think to use for anything I caught in theaters. That said, Nope wins for being the most unexpectedly boring film. White Noise wins for being the film I least want to see in a theater, on a plane, in a hotel room, or in my life. 2) The best movie of this year, and possibly any other, was William Klein's The Little Richard Story at Anthology. After a botched first screening that ended with a cancelled show, the only English-language subtitled 16mm print was rescheduled in the Deren theater where it stunned the packed audience and, many say, melted the screen. Made for German television, this underseen gem deserves the full Film Foundation restoration treatment. Whoever actually owns the rights needs to be cajoled into doing something about it. I deeply hope that Jake Perlin or some other intrepid Lover of Cinema will take this film on as a cause. A wop bop a loo bop a lop bom bom.
Unhinged movie about a dystopian Earth where society is run by Vampires. I love the absurd world-building that includes the industrialized production of blood and cars with blacked out windows for driving during the day.
Cloud Gardens (Coatsink Software, 16th Jun, $17.99) - In Cloud Gardens, you harness the healing power of nature to overgrow urban decay within wasteland dioramas. Plant seeds, repurpose hundreds of discarded objects and create unique structures for nature to reclaim. Cloud Gardens relaxing nature encourages creativity and is filled with an enormous catalogue of objects and plantlife to choose from. Share your creations with other gardeners, download looping videos of other dioramas, and embrace generative soundscapes by Amos Roddy, composer of Kingdom. Part garden simulator, part dystopian landscape builder, part puzzle game, Cloud Gardens aims to fill you with satisfaction without the frustration. - Read our Cloud Gardens review
Zorro The Chronicles (Nacon, 16th Jun, $34.99) - Play as Zorro or his sister, Ines, in this action and stealth game inspired by the animated series Zorro The Chronicles. Free the people, restore justice and mock Sergeant Garcia by signing your name with the tip of your sword! Zorro The Chronicles is an exciting and humorous action game that includes combat and exploration scenarios inspired by the TV series. The epic adventure immerses you in the world of the successful animated series Zorro The Chronicles. Protect vulnerable and innocent people from the evil general and his army. Restore justice in 19th century Spanish California.What will you be downloading this week Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Neon White OMORI Arcade Archives Motos Around The World Autonauts Barn Finders Broken Mind Cloud Gardens Crazy Chicken Xtreme Drunken Fist 2 : Zombie Hangover Final Vendetta Firegirl: Hack 'n Splash Rescue DX Horgihugh and Friends Ignatius Jewel Match Solitaire: Winterscapes Lines Universe Lost Ruins LumbearJack Neko Secret Room Overlord: Escape From Nazarick OXIDE Room 104 Perfect Gold: The Alchemy of Happiness Plunder Dungeons Prison Life Simulator 2022 - World FIGHT Battle GTA ULTIMATE Puzzle Bundle: inbento + Golf Peaks Redo! Shadowrun Returns Shadowrun Trilogy Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut Shadowrun: Hong Kong - Extended Edition Steam Engine Supaplex HARD Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf THE Bass Fishing Time Rift Why Pizza Zorro - The Chronicles Nothing for me this week (You can select up to 5 answers) 1e1e36bf2d