The Mad Max Effect: Road Warriors in International Exploitation Cinema (Global Exploitation Cinemas) (Hardcover)
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The Mad Max Effect provides an in-depth analysis of the Mad Max series, and how it began as an inventive concoction of
a number of influences from a range of exploitation genres (including the biker movie, the revenge film, and the car chase
cinema of the 1970s), to eventually inspiring a fresh cycle of international low budget 'road warrior' movies that appeared on home video in the 1980s.
examines how a humble Australian action movie came from the cultural margins of exploitation cinema to have a profound impact on the broader media landscape.
About the Author
James Newton is Lecturer in Media Studies and Film at the University of Kent, UK. He is the author of The Anarchist Cinema (2019) and a filmmaker. He also runs the Newton Talks podcast.