This video was borne out of a single shot in George Miller’s action epic Mad Max: Fury Road, when the biker gang chases Furiosa’s war rig, bounding off desert foothills in relentless pursuit. Strangely enough, the scene triggered memories of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, when Elliot and his friends pedal away from pursuing police on foothills of the suburban kind. Could these two moments have been linked? I love to think so. But only Mr. Miller surely knows.
This labor of love pays tribute to Miller’s ambition, discipline, and filmmaking command that is joyous to behold. It also conveys my admiration for Tom Holkenberg’s pulsating and evocative musical scores which would make any action sequence feel more alive and full of purpose. I try to remember the common threads of noteworthy car chases, which the world of Mad Max brings to life so vividly. I was surprised to see the connections I made. I hope you make them too.