11 little-known facts about the cult saga "Mad Max"

What began as an ambitious action film directed by George Miller about a loner policeman (played by Mel Gibson), eventually grew into a post-apocalyptic cult saga of four films ( "Mad Max" (1979), "The Road Warrior" (1981) "Beyond Thunderdome" (1985) and "Road rage" (2015). Today, we will focus on the curious fact that few people know about this franchise.

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

Director George Miller worked as a doctor

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

As the film was a very small budget ($ 350,000), Miller additionally collected money as a doctor of first aid to the film was still dosnyat. "We were allocated a very low budget and just one day run out of money in the editing and post-production, I spent a year editing the film in his kitchen at home.

Byron Kennedy was doing sound design is also at home - then Miller said. - And then I worked part time emergency physician at the weekend to raise money for further shooting "Miller Medical practice is reflected in the film: Max Rokatanski named after patologoanatomoma rokitansky..

Mel Gibson came to the casting for the company

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

Gibson was bruised after a recent fight in a bar with "half a rugby team," when a friend asked to take him to the casting "Mad Max." Since the Agency also carried out a casting "freaks" for extras, then even photographed Gibson, who was just waiting for his friend. He was asked to come back when the bruises go away. Gibson came again, and Miller immediately gave him the lead role in his film.

George Miller paid little importance to actors beer

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

Since the money was barely enough to finish the film, Miller offered to pay the ambulance driver, the driver of the tractor, as well as some of the bikers beer (pack of 24 cans).

biker gang played a real bikers

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

In order to save money on preparing for the stunt, Miller hired for the filming of this professional bikers. Announcements of upcoming shootings were posted in all local bars and shops bikes.

The plot of "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior" is inspired by the oil crisis of the 1970s,

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

During an interview with The Daily Beast Miller told how he came up with the idea to make a "road warriors." According to him, it was like this: "I lived in a very beautiful and prosperous city in Melbourne at this time broke a total oil crisis, and the only people who could easily fill the tank with gasoline, were rescuers, firefighters, hospital workers and police Total.. after 10 days in the peaceful town of heard the first shots and I thought, "what would happen if 10 years have passed in such conditions."

In Mel Gibson was only 16 replicas in the "Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior"

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

After the premiere of "Road rage" in 2015, social media were full of jokes about what Tom Hardy hardly spoke, but only grunted and let go a couple of jokes. In this case, everyone forgot that the "Road Warrior" Mel Gibson was only 16 lines of dialog.

Gibson said that the "Road Warrior" - his favorite film of the series

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

In an interview with Playboy Mel Gibson said that the three films about Mad Max he liked the second part, "The Road Warrior." "It's elementary, - he explained the famous actor - From the movie literally splashing his power because of fuel in it do not spare anyone:. Neither women nor children This is the same the first.." Mad Max ", but better I think. that the third film will not be popular. "

The inspiration for the "Road rage" served as the "Lord of the Flies"

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

In 1985, Miller said in an interview, they talked to Terry Hayes of mythology. According to Miller, "Terry argued that in a society where people have little knowledge, they tend to be more faithful. In other words, they take pieces of knowledge or facts and build them are very complex mythological beliefs that explain the entire universe.

Terry said if there was a post-apocalyptic tribe children, which would be owned by only a few fragments of knowledge, the story would have developed like the "Lord of the Flies."

Tina Turner was invited to the "Under the thunder dome" because ...

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

Tina Turner expressed a preference before Jane Fonda and Lindsay Wagner in the role of Aunt Entities solely because it is perceived as quite a positive character. Miller said he wanted to take on the role of a "real woman .... with great charisma ... which they say only good things."

The names of the characters, "Mad Max" hint at their background

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

One of the most peculiar quirks Miller franchise became strange character names. As the director explained, one of its requirements was that everything in this story must have some - the individual history. And it was not just one character, but every vehicle, every weapon, every costume and so on. D.

George Miller - an avid feminist

11 little-known facts about the cult saga

This is clearly seen in the latest installment in the franchise, "road rage" when shooting for which consultation was invited by the author of "The Vagina Monologues" Yves Entsler. And should she advise actresses of brutality and violence against women. Himself George Miller said in an interview that the main treasure in this series, he chose not oil, as in the others, and women.