Fury Road was one of the most fun we’ve had in the movies in quite a while, with non-stop, breakneck action and visual spectacle from start to finish. Before it turned into a brilliant action classic, though, the entire movie consisted of storyboards made up of beautiful concept art. The Art of Mad Max: Fury Road collects some of the finest pieces in those early drawings, exploring the film’s narrative in illustrated form.
Authored by Abbie Bernstein, the book combines artwork for the film with behind-the-scenes insights, giving fans a closer look at how the post-apocalyptic action epic was made. Don’t like to read that many words? Fine, then just spend your time looking at the pictures and marvel at how they managed to recreate the insane concepts George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, and team dreamed up using practical effects.
Over 176 pages, the Art of Mad Max: Fury Road showcases some of the crazy artwork for the movie, with some stretching from as far back as the late ‘90s, showing just how long Miller has been trying to get this movie on the road. Did you know there was a backstory to every character and vehicle in the movie? Well, they delve on most every single one, explaining why each vehicle is styled the way it is, why a particular character dons that particular costume, and what the heck was the guy with the guitar actually doing other than looking awesome with a flame-throwing axe.