In Blood, Sweat & Chrome, Kyle Buchanan tells the wild and true story of Mad Max: Fury Road. From his early days as an unknown filmmaker in Australia to the blockbuster success of Fury Road, this book charts George Miller’s amazing journey and offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at one of the most ambitious films ever made. Featuring interviews with Miller himself as well as cast and crew from across the decades—including Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Zoë Kravitz ,and more—Blood Sweet & Chrome is both an essential guide to Mad Max lore for fans worldwide and an all-encompassing account of how one movie came to redefine Hollywood action filmmaking.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for fans of the Mad Max movies who want to know more about how they were made. It also gives a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood action filmmaking.
- The author has a great writing style that makes the book an enjoyable read.
- The book offers a unique behind-the-scenes look at Mad Max: Fury Road.
- It is filled with interviews from cast and crew, which gives readers a well rounded view of the movie making process.
- The author could have gone into more detail about certain aspects of the production.
- The book feels a bit rushed in some places.
- Some readers may find it difficult to follow due to its nonlinear structure.
Learn more about the author
Kyle Buchanan is a senior editor at Vulture, New York magazine’s culture and entertainment site. He has written about film and television for The New York Times, Slate, Salon, Grantland, Entertainment Weekly , and elsewhere.
“I absolutely loved this book! If you’re a fan of the Mad Max movies, or just want to know more about how they were made, you need to read this. The author does a great job of tracing George Miller’s career from beginning to end, and includes interviews with many people who worked on Fury Road. I learned things I never knew before – like that Mel Gibson was originally supposed to be in the lead role (!) – and it was really fascinating getting an inside look at how the movie came together.”
“Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece and this book does it justice. Kyle Buchanan interviews cast and crew from the original Mad Max film all the way up to Fury Road giving an in-depth account of how each movie was made. If you love action movies, then you need to read this book.”
“It’s one thing to read about the making of a movie, or watch its behind-the-scenes features on DVD. It’s another altogether to be taken inside the process by an author who is both knowledgeable and passionate.”
“An exhaustive, in-depth look at the making of Fury Road and where it all began with Miller. If you’re a fan of the film, this is definitely a must-read.”