Tag Archives: 1981

Blindspot: Chariots of Fire (1981)

“I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure,” said Eric Liddell to his pious sister.

Of God and men, of faith and patriotism, for serving God and breaking stereotypes, Hugh Hudson’s Chariots of Fire wraps them all in a biopic about British athletic team’s triumphant victory in the 1924 Olympics. It’s a rare picture which concatenates the urgency of nationalism, ambition, and the evangelism on running tracks, making it one of the strongest Best Picture winners. Continue reading Blindspot: Chariots of Fire (1981)

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George Miller’s Mad Max Trilogy: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – Review

I am the nightrider. I’m a fuel injected suicide machine. I am the rocker. I am the roller. I am the out-of-controller!” said The Nightrider (Mad Max).

Long before Mad Max: Fury Road, mastermind director George Miller broke every rule in crafting the titular road warrior. Rewind to the period between 1979-1985, a trilogy of car opera and apocalypse (labelled as ‘carmageddon’) become an Australian phenomena; an ozploitation film became a milestone to Australian cinema as well as to the exceptional Mel Gibson.

Continue reading George Miller’s Mad Max Trilogy: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome (1985) – Review