The movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, is an expression of
our modern mythology, depicting the world after nuclear holocaust
in which life has turned into a demonic parody of the present. In this
world turned upside down are two post-holocaust societies: one that
no longer has the capacity to dream and another that is lost in dreams.
Like us, they have a sense that they are in exile from the world  as it
should be. And like us, they are trying to put the fragments of truth
together in the right order.

Into these two societies comes Max, a salvager and destroyer....




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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome:

Salvaging the Future
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1.
The Story:
The Future as Demonic Parody

2.
The Movie as Social Criticism:
Technology as a Source of Values

3.
The Movie as Myth:
The Savior as Salvager

4.
The Movie as a Disguised Account
of Personal Development:
Ethics, Independence, and the Family Drama

5.
Conclusion:
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
As a Form of Salvage

Addenda:

6.
E-mail Letter on the Meaning of Mad Max

7.
Deconstruction, Transparency, and Salvage:
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
As a Metaphor for Self-Knowledge


Notes on the Movie

 

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Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome was:



Written by
Terry Hayes and
George Miller (II)

Directed by
George Miller (II)
and George Ogilvie

With
Mel Gibson as Mad Max
and Tina Turner as a mind-boggling Aunty Entity




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The Future as Demonic Parody



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