George Miller Talks Joseph Campbell and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

Acclaimed director, George Miller discussed his thoughts about how Joseph Campbell’s work could influence the future of his “Mad Max” franchise, with The Hollywood Reporter. When asked about what could lie ahead for the current protagonist in the series, Furiosa, Miller stated her future could be dark. “Campbell said that the usual story is that today’s hero becomes tomorrow’s tyrant. The hero is the agent of change. They basically relinquish self-interest in order for some common good,” said Miller. “[Campbell] basically says … you love what you’ve built, or saved, too much. You become holdfast. You become the orthodoxy. You develop the dogma and basically then you have to protect it. That tends to be the rhythm of these things.” To read more about what Miller had to say, click here.

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From The Hollywood Reporter on August 14, 2020