Podcast | Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) and Babe: Pig In The City (1998)

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Two George Miller sequels are on the billing for our latest podcast – Mad Max: Fury Road and Babe: Pig In The City – with one proving a lot more successful than the other…


Writer/director George Miller steps into the spotlight for this episode of Film Stories, as we dig into a pair of his sequels.

The hugely-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road arrived in 2015, but it had a heck of a journey to get that far. An abandoned attempt to get the film made in 2003, and then the whole production having to be put on ice for a year after weather conditions meant a change of location. And then there was the shoot itself, which came to an end without the beginning or final act of the film shot. It was quite a saga.

Read more: Why didn’t Mad Max: Fury Road change blockbuster cinema?

1998’s Babe: Pig In The City was a film pretty much taken for granted by its parent studio, Universal Pictures. It wasn’t until a late preview screening that the studio discovered it hadn’t quite got the sequel to 1995’s Babe that it was after – and urgent last minute changes were called for.

Stories of both movies are told in this episode…

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