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Occult symbolism in Mad Max: Fury Road (spoilers)


06-13-2015, 01:24 PM #1
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I noticed a lot of one eye salutes in this film and they seemed really unnecessary so I think they were deliberate 'nods'
First when Max is being attacked on top of a truck and falls over, he closes one eye and it just looks so odd, then at the end after he's given Furiosa some of his blood one of her eyes becomes apparently injured and stays shut for the rest of the film.. 
Also the pale half-life guys looked more than a little like racist NF thugs - shaved heads, big boots, they're all white..
Did you guys notice any other symbolism or oddness in this film?
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06-13-2015, 09:58 PM #2
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Using a pregnant women as human shield is kinda creepy, way more creepy than your usual bavarian illuminacho stuff. The white only villains may allude to the fact that this movie was marketed as an feminist movie, and everyone knows feminists hates white males the most. White supremacists villains with a twist (genetic defects for all)

06-14-2015, 10:47 AM #3
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(06-13-2015, 09:58 PM)fnd Wrote:  Using a pregnant women as human shield is kinda creepy, way more creepy than your usual bavarian illuminacho stuff. The white only villains may allude to the fact that this movie was marketed as an feminist movie, and everyone knows feminists hates white males the most. White supremacists villains with a twist (genetic defects for all)
Dodgy I don't think that you could call it a feminist movie - all those sex slave girls in very skimpy clothes hosing each-other with water would suggest otherwise. Even if it was a feminist movie I'd have no problem with that and I don't think feminists hate men, let alone white men....
seriously hasn't anyone noticed anything else in this film

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06-14-2015, 02:20 PM #4
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It was marketed as a feminist movie.

06-14-2015, 05:50 PM #5
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(06-14-2015, 02:20 PM)fnd Wrote:  It was marketed as a feminist movie.

It was marketed as an action movie.  There were some people, both feminist and otherwise, who claimed it was a feminist movie.  There were also people, both feminist and otherwise, who said that it wasn't feminist.   Because feminism, like every other ideology, is actually varied.

On topic, "punk rock-like maniacs" is a pretty common trope for movies, especially post-apocalyptic films.
This post was last modified: 06-14-2015, 05:59 PM by Corvus Metus.

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06-15-2015, 07:01 AM #6
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A action movie with feminist themes(women opression, strawman Patriarchy and strong action woman) that is: http://time.com/3850323/mad-max-fury-roa...-feminist/

They also made a viral outrage internet marketing with the media about a supposed Men's Right Activist boycott of the movie. Quite the feminist marketing that is, because feminists always lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TLkq1WMgug

06-15-2015, 08:50 AM #7
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The movie was more about the female lead than it was about Mad Max, you know the guy named after the movie title.

Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu alaihi wasalam) said:

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06-15-2015, 10:31 AM #8
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With regards to symbolism, i remembered two things:

1- The dead baby was supposed to be healthy if he lived. THe context of the movie is that there was only mutated people in that wasteland. Open to interpretation i guess...
2- The flame guitar dude was attached to strings. Music Industry Manipulation symbolism?
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06-15-2015, 10:49 AM #9
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After reading this entire thread, I think I like the Mel Gibson-era Mad Max films a lot better.
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06-15-2015, 11:45 AM #10
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(06-15-2015, 07:01 AM)fnd Wrote:  A action movie with feminist themes(women opression, strawman Patriarchy and strong action woman) that is: http://time.com/3850323/mad-max-fury-roa...-feminist/

They also made a viral outrage internet marketing with the media about a supposed Men's Right Activist boycott of the movie. Quite the feminist marketing that is, because feminists always lie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TLkq1WMgug

*Sighs.*

Okay.  I want to show you something.  

This is an actual feminist, that claims the movie is not a feminist movie.
http://whatculture.com/film/mad-max-fury...minist.php


And for the "viral marketing" of a MRA calling for a boycott?  Well, he's an article on an actual MRA website that pretty much is telling people not to go see it.
http://www.returnofkings.com/63036/why-y...inist-road

Thirty seconds of google, plus the time it takes to read the article.  I'm sure if I wanted, I could spend more time, finding similar articles.  Of course, as I said, there are feminists that say it is a feminist movie.   Just like there are feminists that say Bayonetta isn't a sexist video game,  some that say it feminists that hate porn, and feminists that love porn, pro-choice feminists, and pro-life feminists.

I already disagree with a lot of what you say.  But please, at least have the intellectual honesty to admit cultural analysis is never black and white.

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