Monday, 8 June 2015

Mad Max and Namibia

The new 'reboot' (I believe the current phrase is) of Mad Max has just been released in cinemas.

Some of the film's adventure scenes were filmed in Namibia.
Back in 2013, it hit the news when there were reports that the filming had damaged the fragile desert landscapes which are one of the most important landscapes in the region.
I haven't seen the film yet, but would be interesting to start collecting examples of where films have resulted in some controversy over their impact on the landscape, or the urban environment in which they were filmed.

For example, 'The Beach' based on a book by Alex Garland also hit the headlines at the time of its filming, and was analysed in even more detail here.


Any others that you can think of ??

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