Warner Bros. Tina Turner and Mel Gibson: Together at Last
Today Mad Max: Fury Road, the latest of the Mad Max movies, hits theaters nationwide. While it's been about three decades since the last Mad Max picture, the franchise has remained a cult classic and something of a benchmark for all dystopian post-apocalyptic Australian films ever since.
In all seriousness, the Mad Max films have been among the most influential of the past 50 years of cinema. The original film stands as a striking example of how to make a powerful, imaginative movie on a modest budget (for decades it held the record for most profitable film of all time), and its influence stretches far beyond getting so much bang from the filmmakers' bucks.
One particularly under-appreciated element of the franchise is how influential the music of Mad Max has been. In an attempt to correct this oversight, we present to you Mad Max and its Musical Aftermath.