Mad Max’s Australian outback: anarchic wastelands, punk villains and ocker clowns

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In the leadup to 2023's Mad Max: Furiosa, Amanda Howell considers the history of Ozploitation, the bushranger myth and Australian cinema's obsession with national identity.

The fifth film in the Mad Max action franchise, Furiosa, has been greenlit for production and will reach theatres in June 2023. Like the critically acclaimed Fury Road (2015), Furiosa will blend Australian and international talent and funding, and is anticipated to be the largest film ever produced in New South Wales.

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