Colour and structure in 'Mad Max'
conference contributionposted on 2017-12-06, 00:00 authored by Karin StokesKarin Stokes
The 'Mad Max' films display a uniformity of structure that is akin to the structure of the Western as espoused by Wright in 1975. This structure is supported byt he presentational symbolism of colour, which assists in the identification of particular 'kinds' of people through cultural links to the colours' 'meaning'. Not limited to the restrictions of the white-equals-good and black-equals-bad dichotomy, these films display a greater fluidity of binary meanings through their engagement with pre-existing cultural colour associations. This use of colour as signifier ensures that viewers remain in no doubt as to the morality of the primary combatants in each film.
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Parent TitleLocal Lives / Global Networks : the annual Conference of the Australian Sociological Association 2011 (TASA 2011), 28 November-1 December 2011, University of Newcastle
Number of Pages15
LocationUniversity of Newcastle, NSW
PublisherUniversity of Newcastle, Australia
Place of PublicationNewcastle, Australia
External Author AffiliationsFaculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Not affiliated to a Research Institute;