Thursday, May 28, 2015
the end of architecture-george miller style
The most recent Mad Max movie is impressive cinema. Towers of ilium makes note of the fact that the entire film is devoid of architecture. The only shelter presented in the story is a series of caves carved into a rock formation. The director succeeds in emphasizing a post-post apocalypse, in which all that matters are things that are useful for survival--like cars and guns. Engineering trumps architecture, particularly when you need to maintain power as a warlord.