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Before You Go Down ‘Fury Road,’ Watch This 3-Minute Tribute To The ‘Mad Max’ Series

Before You Go Down 'Fury Road,' Watch This 3-Minute Tribute To The 'Mad Max' Series

Over the summer, director George Miller called his long-gestating “Mad Max: Fury Road” a “western on wheels,” and indeed, the original trilogy didn’t shy away from using the archetypes of the western genre, with Max Rockatansky himself taking the place of Clint Eastwood’s similarly taciturn antihero in an arid landscape. In fact, Miller directly nodded to Eastwood’s most famous role in “Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome” by having a character introduce Mel Gibson’s Max as “The Man With No Name.” A new supercut from Dave Black further drives this point home, so put on your leather jacket, practice your squint and check it out below.

Set to Ennio Morricone’s haunting “Man With A Harmonica” cue from the “Once Upon A Time In The West” score, the three-minute-and-twenty-second long montage, titled “The Man We Called Max,” cuts scenes from the original trilogyin the wrong aspect ratio, we must noteinto a wonderfully moody piece that accentuates Miller’s kinetic tendencies. With his quick zooms and fondness for explosive violence, Miller would have been right at home making Ozploitation versions of Spaghetti Westerns.

Watch “The Man We Called Max” below. “Mad Max: Fury Road” finally rides into theaters next year on May 15, 2015. [35MM]

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