Adrian Martin believes that Mad Max is an exploitation movie, Mad Max 2 is an attempt at classicism, and Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome is unquestionably George Miller's one and only art film. This lively new appreciation of the Mad Max trilogy offers readers intelligent and proactive writing on three of Australia's most prized films.
Adrian Martin is Melbourne-based. He writes on film and other arts, is a winner of the Australian Film Institute's Byron Kennedy Award (1993) and the Pascall Prize for Critical Writing (1997). He is the author of Phantasms (1984) and Once Upon a Time in America (British Film Institute, 1998) as well as numerous essays in journals including Film Comment, Sight and Sound, Traffic and Senses of Cinema. He is currently film critic for The Age in Melbourne.