Annie also doesn't want Paul to kill the Misery character in his books, because evolving as an artist means not relying on coke all the goddamn time. Of course, Misery became even more autobiographical when the setup to the story actually happened to King years later, though thankfully his popularity had decayed enough by then that whoever rescued him wasn't a homicidally obsessed fan.
Mad Max: Fury Road Is About George Miller Deciding To Make Another Mad Max Movie
Essentially the post-apocalyptic Mario Kart movie you never realized you needed in your life, Mad Max: Fury Road became an instant classic last year (even despite its blatant lack of a kickass Tina Turner power ballad). But what's it all about? Well, sit back and get ready to frantically spray chrome all over your mouth -- Mad Max: Fury Road is an allegory for the making of Mad Max: Fury Road.
Seriously, Max is a stand-in for director George Miller. When the movie starts, Max is haunted by flashbacks and soon finds himself fleeing from his captors, Immortan Joe's army. They represent Miller's past: the Mad Max movies themselves. This point is underscored by casting the Immortan Joe role with the same dude who played the villain in the very first Mad Max, back in 1979.
They almost got Mel Gibson for the part, but he thought the name "Joseph" was too ethnic.
Max is then enlisted in helping usher Joe's escaped "wives" to safety, one of whom is pregnant. So, suddenly, Max has a family unit of sorts to help look after. Meanwhile, after leaving the Mad Max series behind, Miller got remarried and had two kids. This led to a period of him making mostly family films (Babe, Happy Feet), primarily about adorable animals who never once bother to venture into a desert wasteland populated by gas-guzzling, sadomasochistic marauders.
Max also meets Furiosa, his equal and partner with whom he leads this family. Similarly, ever since Babe, Miller's wife and mother of his kids has edited his projects and helped shape (or steer) the story.
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Her prosthetic arm looks way more realistic, though.