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Trailers from Hell: 'Mad Max' Week Continues with Dan Ireland on 'Road Warrior'

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood July 26, 2012 at 12:48PM

Trailers from Hell: 'Mad Max' Week Continues with Dan Ireland on 'Road Warrior'

Trailers from Hell's Dan Ireland follows Josh Olson's take on "Mad Max" with a look at "The Road Warror" (aka "Mad Max 2").

Mad Max returns to his post-apocalyptic junkyard future to scavenge for food and petrol. Warner Bros. gave a big promo push to this improved, retitled sequel (Mad Max 2 in Australia) and turned it into a sizable international success. Most audiences were unaware there had been a previous Mad Max movie. By now Mel Gibson was poised for stardom and went from this into The Year of Living Dangerously. Followed by another sequel in 1985, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.