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“When I first reported to the studio, MGM was celebrating its 25th anniversary. They had converted the biggest soundstage on the lot into a restaurant. They only served one meal, but it was a lunch that old timers still talk about. The studio used to boast that it had more stars that there are in the heavens. And that day they weren’t kidding. […] This place was the land of giants. […] In the early 1950’s, MGM was entering a new era of motion pictures with more star power than virtually every other studio in Hollywood combined.” - Debbie Reynolds

telegraph.co.uk
mad max rides again - interview with director George Miller

“I mention Buster Keaton’s 1926 masterpiece The General: another action-packed there-and-back-again pursuit which has more than a little in common with Fury Road. “When I saw that film, I thought, ‘This is someone who’s incredibly careful with the camera and choreographs quite complex events inside the cuts’,” he enthuses.

“The thing about sound is it allows you to cheat; put in little bridges. But in silent films the editing has to be solid. And I asked Margaret Sixel (Miller’s regular editor and wife of 12 years) to cut Fury Road as a silent movie.””