The Road Warrior (Miller, 1981)

George Miller moves toward a more mythological and obscure representation of Max in The Road Warrior, a fantastic sequel utilizing a larger budget to create more demanding spectacle within a dusty, smokey, and bloody mise-en-scene. Miller also begins to formulate a hierarchical pattern of compositions directly tied to themes of greed and fear, where the only pertinent colors remain the haunting blue of the skies above and stark reds of death on the ground. Everything else fades into the brown of a desolate Mother Earth.

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