Whatever your opinion of Fury Road, the new Mad Max movie, you have to admit, it is one interesting looking film. It’s set in a post-apocalypic wasteland, sure. But it’s gorgeous in an almost steampunk way.
The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road (Titan Books) by Abbie Bernstein is a rich and gorgeous companion to the blockbuster film. Production stills, making of moments, set stills and concept as well as production art. Fans of the film will eat this right up: not only gloriously detailed but also gorgeously reproduced: you simply could not ask for a better, more luminous reproduction.
Nor is this author Bernstein’s first rodeo, having also written Fantastic 4: The Making of the Movie; The Guild: The Official Companion; The Cabin in the woods: Official Visual Companion; Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing; Serenity: Official Visual Companion; Firefly: The Official Companions Vols. 1 & 2; Firefly: Still Flying and Firefly: A Celebration and Fangoria Vampires. But this one is probably the best of a big bunch. Fury Road was always going to be a big film and the resulting book is certainly the most lavish in Bernstein’s credit bouquet.
Mad Max fans will eat this stuff up. And they should: it’s impressive, thorough and exceedingly well done. ◊