CC Outpost: The 1979 Mad Max Holden HQ Rocket

Stories are legion of the exploits involved in shooting the early Mad Max films. Many we all know, but a book called ‘Miller & Max‘ by journalist Luke Buckmaster sheds new light on the subject. The Guardian has published an extract highlighting the hair-raising approach taken by George Miller and his team for the shoestring-budget first film.

I’m not going to give you a precis of the extract, but I will say it is featured in the above scene, and involves a driver who can’t drive and a wayward rocket modelled on those found on navy destroyers. The story links here and is well worth the read.