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An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby misterbee » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:28 pm

In August 1977 George Miller was in Sydney meeting with cast and crew for his planned film debut, Mad Max. He spoke with the Sydney Morning Herald - see the attached story. What's interesting (apart from the fact that he was describing Mad Max as a satire) are the characters that never made the final cut: Silver Tongue, Fat Nancy, Calamine etc
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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby Turbofurball » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:28 am

That is interesting ... and I guess its worth considering how subtle a change needs to be to take something from satire to homage.

My guess would be that Miller had problems scripting the right level of jokiness, so ended up with action instead (much easier to work with)
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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby roadwarriormfp » Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:48 am

"Fat Nancy" made it as the diner. :lol:

"Calamine" I think was supposed to be Jim Gooses girlfriend? (Her name does appear im sure in the novel, id have to re-read it). She was the Gogo dancer he sleeps with in the film.

"Starbuck" is the name of one of the gang members, though you dont hear it in the film.

"Silver tongue" just sounds familiar for some reason????
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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby MWFV8 » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:36 am

Good satire has to come from a passionate place. The opening chase of Mad Max always cracks me up, it would have been great if it had kept that tone and pace through the whole movie.
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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby Taipan » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:32 am

Silver Tongue was the lawyer who agreed to give Max the BoB I think. Either that or one of the guys who bailed Johnny the Boy from MFP, I've heard that name before too.
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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby amc72jav » Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:21 pm

Gents,

"Silver Tongue" is listed in the credits of the film. I always figured that He & the "People's Observer" are the two guys that spring Johnny. I believe that People's Observer is the complaining, high-pitched-talking guy ("...that's exactly what you're going to do!"), and Silver Tongue is the cool, silent guy (he is a smooth-talking lawyer).

The "Mad Max" Wikia says this:

http://madmax.wikia.com/wiki/Silvertongue

Silvertongue in the Halls of Justice

Silvertongue was a character portrayed by Andrew Gilmore in Mad Max. Image




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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby Turbofurball » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:53 am

It appears, old man, you don't have a case!

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Re: An article from 1977 on Mad Max

Postby Uncle Entity » Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:49 am

Curiously enough, Thunderdome is the most satirical Mad Max movie.
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