Cinema: Poetic Car-Nage

MAD MAX

Directed by George Miller Screenplay by James McCausland and George Miller

There is something—and these days, when most movies resemble Bel Air rummage sales, it seems a precious thing—called directorial integrity. It does not mean that the man behind the camera tithes his salary for Cambodian refugees; it means he knows how to make movies: how to shoot and edit pieces of film so they cohere, blend to create laughter or suspense, speak eloquently in the special language of the cinema. Steven Spielberg, Alan J. Pakula, Martin Scorsese, John Carpenter know...

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