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The Cross in Glen McCarthy’s “Nothing But The Blood”

The Cross in Glen McCarthy’s “Nothing But The Blood”

Sometimes artists use visual techniques to bring the observer’s attention to particular portions of a creation. Visual artist Glenn McCarthy uses the techniques of illustrating various shades of gray, shapes, and lines to invite observers to view the art’s central image-the cross. While the cross has the most dominant presence on canvas, it is important to pinpoint the landscape and air particles that surround the cross. McCarthy is asserting the cross as holding a special significance that is not present in nature alone, but rather within the magnitude and redemptive power in association with the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The cross in “Nothing But The Blood” stands firmly on the ground above the water in a lake, and the environment around the structure is experiencing a reaction. The reflections in the water beneath the structure are immense, the solid lines pointing toward the cross symbolizes majesty and vigor, and the movement of the surrounding particles is a testament to the strength of the cross.

By naming the creation “Nothing But The Blood” the artist is stating that the blood of the crucifixion influences nature and humanity as we know it. Placing the cross at the center of the art challenges observers to examine nature in the context of resurrection, particularly how the blood of Christ influences the world today as Jesus’ death and resurrection serves as the basis for the passage “because Christ once went through pain for sins, the upright one taking the place of sinners, so that through him we might come back to God; being put to death in the flesh, but given life in the Spirit” (1 Peter…

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Posted by Online Art Gallery on April 20, 2014 at 12:00pm

Visit Saint Louis Art Museum 2014

Visit Saint Louis Art Museum 2014

The Saint Louis Art Museum attracts a significant number of exhibits to display for an audience of local residents and travelers to the Saint Louis area. Over a half million people each year find their way to the museum to observe paintings, sculpture and other artistic creations. The museum offers free admission to its visitors, and has an excellent reputation of bringing innovative forms of art to its gallery.

Museum curators recently found the opportunity to place a $1.2 million bid on a 650-year-old porcelain dish from China’s Yuan Dynasty at a New York auction house. They placed the bid in the hopes of acquiring the creation to display in an exhibit featuring Chinese ceramics at the museum. This exemplifies the museum’s willingness to attract rare, international works to provide its audience with a unique observational experience.  

The museum is a three-story building in the heart of Forest Park. It had been constructed originally as the Palace of the Fine Arts for the 1904 World’s Fair by architect Cass Gilbert.

In 2005, after the first 100 hundred years of its existence, major expansions took place at the museum that will make it a stronger attraction for the future. Expansion efforts included underground parking, aboveground gallery space and restaurant space.…

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Posted by Gateway to Innovation on April 19, 2014 at 12:00pm

Google Releases Custom Smartphone in 2015

Google Releases Custom Smartphone in 2015

 

While Google is known for developing the largest online search engine on the internet, the company is rapidly investing in research for hardware devices including wearable technology and now smart phones. Google does not want to create an alternative version of the current line of smartphones available on the market, they desire to change the way smartphones provide applications to its users. The search engine giant is introducing Project Ara, a customizable smartphone model with multiple individual pieces users can swap-in or out.

 

Google had the opportunity to show off a model of the device at a developer event in Santa Clara, California this week. Even though the product is currently in the early stages of design, Google is committed to releasing the product in 2015.

 

The company plans to release the smart phone in three sizes, each running a version of the Android

mobile operating system. Each device will have a built-in frame, or Endo, which holds the removable

components together with magnets.

 

Google wants the user to have the ability to choose the types of features to include within their smartphones. For example, a smartphone user who desires to have a better camera on their device could simply pop out the old one and insert a camera of choice. If a user desires to…

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Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 18, 2014 at 12:00pm

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Debuts in New York

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Debuts in New York

The Tribeca Film Festival is finally underway for 2014. The 13th annual festival is currently presenting over 80 films in New York, and will also feature an “Innovation Week” to display the trending technology of South by Southwest.

“Well, it’s lasted all these years and that, we’re very happy about” actor Robert De Niro, festival co-founder, told CBS News. “It’s becoming part of the New York fabric and culture and will be, even more as the years go by, part of something that everybody looks forward to and participates in. It’s great.”

For the second consecutive year, the festival will feature “Storyscapes”, an exhibit using various types of multimedia to tell stories.  

This year’s Tribeca festival runs through April 27.

“Our reality has changed,” says Jane Rosenthal, festival co-founder. “Ten years ago, there was no Twitter, no Facebook, no Google. You have to find different ways as an artist, as a filmmaker to collaborate and tell stories effectively.”

While Sundance and Cannes film festivals seem to attract producers who are known already, Tribeca is known for showcasing the works of these individuals and a large collection of actors, directors and producers making their debuts. The festival also uses outdoor screenings that give viewers a chance to experience films in traditional drive-in style. Tribeca certainly presents the most diverse collection of movies, including sports films and documentaries.

AT&T is sponsoring a free day of admission to the festival on April 25. Tribeca is hoping this will open the festival up…

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Posted by Online Film Studio on April 17, 2014 at 12:00pm

Who is Lady Gaga?

Who is Lady Gaga?

 

Lady Gaga, one of the most famous contemporary pop music artists, is known for musical successes as well her activism and fashion. She is an artist with a variety of talents both on and off stage.  Gaga fearlessly shares these talents with the world, and has become immensely popular on social media for sharing her thoughts and passions with her fans around the world.

But who is Lady Gaga? Some people perceive her as a pop singer; others may find her to an excellent performer who takes a lot of risks in her performances and in music, and others view her as an icon. It is safe to say that Gaga means different things to different people, but that does not change who she truly is as an artist.

Yes, she is the total package of music, performance, dance and expression. Her style is edgy; she challenges the world’s perceptions of who we are and what we should be. However, inside the person is an artist with a passion to be the best and a desire to inspire the world.

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, shares her talents in a variety of areas: recording and performing music, fashion designing, acting, philanthropy, business and activism. She is a native of New York City who always had a fascination with the arts, and wanted to become involved within them to the best of her abilities.…

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Posted by Internet Music Radio on April 17, 2014 at 4:00pm

Google Develops Contact Lens Camera

Google Develops Contact Lens Camera

 

After Google Glass, the revolutionary eye ware device that incorporates smart technologies becomes available on the market worldwide, the company plan to release a “contact lens camera”. The company will make contact lenses with cameras in them that give users the ability to take pictures by blinking in addition to helping them see more clearly.

Technical specifications have not yet been released for the device. It is unclear if this technology will cause the traditional contact lenses to increase in weight, thickness and length. With the Google Glass product, the company ran multiple tests with many user demographics to collect data on how to improve the user experience. Google will certainly test the contact lens camera on thousands of people before introducing it to the market, as the technology would command compatibility with people possessing different types of visionary problems (shortsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatisms, etc.)

The primary feature of the technology is the ability to use a hands-free camera. The contact lens camera would be the first technological device that does not use buttons for snapping pictures. This would make the process of taking pictures more efficient as there would not be a need for tripods or for someone to hold a camera still in their hands to capture images. It would be simple to take high quality snapshots with the device because it removes the circumstances that cause people to take pictures with poor quality (redness, blurriness, floaters, etc).…

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Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 16, 2014 at 12:00pm

MTV movie Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners

MTV movie Awards 2014: Complete List of Winners

Conan O’ Brien delivered an exceptional night of comedy at the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards live in Los Angeles over the weekend. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” won Movie of the Year in one of the most competitive categories at the event. MTV is known for providing the traditional categories found in the other award shows in entertainment, but also featuring ones that are exclusive to its audience. Several actors received special honors that can only be earned at the MTV live event. Below is a complete list of award winners.

 

Movie of the Year

"American Hustle"

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER

"12 Years a Slave"

 “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Male Performance

Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"

Leonardo DiCaprio "The Wolf of Wall Street"

Chiwetel Ejiofor, "12 Years a Slave"

Josh Hutcherson, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER

Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Female Performance

Amy Adams, "American Hustle"

Jennifer Aniston, “We’re the Millers”

Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"

Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - WINNER

Lupita Nyong'o, "12 Years a…

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Posted by Online Film Studio on April 15, 2014 at 6:20pm

Athens Art International Arts Festival

Vernissage 2 May at 6 pm

(2/5 - 11/5, 2014)

HARDEKO Bispgården

Björkstigen 3

 

                                                                                        Performance by Eva Fidjeland

Event organized by:

Center of Arts 4 Seasons

& Hardeko ca4s@otenet.gr

http://athensart-2010.ning.com…

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Posted by Eva Fidjeland on April 15, 2014 at 5:32pm

Twitter Redesigns Social Media Platform

Twitter Redesigns Social Media Platform

 

Everyone remembers the first time they made a Twitter account and signed into the service. There was simplicity about the experience that was not present in the other social media platforms. It would be easy for one to think, “That’s it?” after signing up for the original Twitter service. It was also refreshing to learn how simple it was to Tweet on the service.

All users had to do was type a few short words on a page, click post, and it would should show up on all of their followers’ pages on Twitter. The service has remained relatively unchanged since its online debut.

Until now-Twitter announced plans to redesign its website to make improvements to its functionality as a social network. The San Francisco based company aims to allow more customization and visualization of user tweets.

“The new web profile lets you use a larger profile photo, customize your header, show off your best Tweets,” the company announced on its blog. Twitter wants to give users the opportunity to organize their tweets for later reference. One of the most interactive aspects of the upgrade will allow users to see data about how their Tweets are connecting with followers and viewers around the world. It has also been confirmed that users can “pin” their favorite Tweets to the top of their profile pages for more visibility.

Twitter recently allowed for the ability to “tag” followers in pictures. This…

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Posted by Technology & Innovation on April 18, 2014 at 2:00pm

Final Divergent Book Becomes Two Films

Final Divergent Book Becomes Two Films

 

Fans of the Divergent book trilogy are searching the internet in large number to discover information about how the third book will transition into a feature film. With confirmation coming from Michael Burns, vice chairman of Lionsgate, fans are now aware that the third and final book will be split into two movies.

 

Divergent is one of the most popular science fiction action films of 2014. It is based on the novel by Veronica Roth. The film stars Theo James, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Maggie Q, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller and Kate Winslet.

 

The storyline takes place in Chicago after an apocalypse. Society’s authority separates remaining individuals into sub units according to their human virtues. The plot centers on the plight of an outcast, Beatrice Prior, who receives a proclamation that she is “Divergent” and will never gain acceptance from any of the sub sections of society. She learns that authority strives to create a “perfect” world, but is secretly implementing a plot that threatens the humanity’s integrity, and begins a quest to foil their plans to save the people.

After the late night screenings on March 20, the film grossed $4.9 million. It followed with $22.8 million…

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Posted by Online Film Studio on April 13, 2014 at 12:00pm

Movies

Johnny Depp Facts: 33 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the A-List Star

Johnny Depp Facts
Believe it or not, Johnny Depp has been lighting up the silver screen for three decades.

Since breaking out on the hit show "21 Jump Street," Depp has become well known for his eccentric roles, most notably as the suave pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. While the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise made him a bankable star, Depp owes much of his career to renowned director Tim Burton for collaborations such as "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and "Sleepy Hollow" (1999) -- just to name two.

But there's still much to know about the international star. From his early ambitions as a musician to his surprising fear, here are 33 things you probably don't know about Johnny Depp.

1. Depp was born in Owensboro, Kentucky in 1963 to Betty Sue Palmer, a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer.

2. He and his family moved frequently during his childhood, living in more than 20 different places before settling in Miramar, Florida.

3. Prior to becoming an actor, Depp dreamed of becoming a rock star. He was trying to make it as a musician in Los Angeles when he transitioned to acting.

4. When he was 12, his mother gave him a guitar. After playing in several garage bands, the future actor dropped out of high school to pursue music.

5. He reportedly went back to school two weeks later, but the principal encouraged him to follow his dreams and be a musician. After enjoying modest local success, Depp and his band The Kids moved to Los Angeles to get a record contract.

6. The Kids once opened for legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop, but they struggled to have greater success.

7. Depp credits Nicolas Cage with helping him get his first acting job after Cage hooked him up with his first agent. Depp has seemingly never forgotten.

8. When Cage fell into financial trouble in 2007, Depp reportedly offered to pay off his debt as a way to say thank you for kickstarting his career.

9. He was even listed in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest paid actor, netting a total of $75 million in 2011.

10. Depp's most financially successful films have been the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise and "Alice in Wonderland," which have grossed $3 billion and $1 billion, respectively.

11. Despite several critically acclaimed roles, the actor has never won an Oscar.

12. He has been nominated for the Best Actor Oscar three times, for "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007), "Finding Neverland" (2004), and "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" (2003).

13. He won a Golden Globe in 2008 for his role in "Sweeney Todd."

14. His first acting role was in Wes Craven's 1984 classic "A Nightmare on Elm Street."

15. He has collaborated with director Tim Burton on eight films, beginning with "Edward Scissorhands" (1990) and most recently starring in "Dark Shadows" (2012).

16. He has twice been named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine in 2003 and 2009.

17. Depp is currently engaged to actress Amber Heard after proposing on Christmas Eve 2013. The couple met on the set of "The Rum Diary" (2012).

18. Despite five (known) engagements, Depp has only been married one time. He was wed to Lori Anne Allison in 1983 and later divorced in 1985.

19. After his marriage, Depp was engaged to actresses Jennifer Grey ("Dirty Dancing") and Sherilyn Fenn ("Twin Peaks") in the late 1980s.

20. In 1990, the actor also became engaged to his "Edward Scissorhands" co-star Winona Ryder.

21. He even got a tattoo -- "Winona Forever" -- to commemorate their love. Following their breakup, Depp altered the ink to read "Wino Forever."

22. With over a dozen tattoos, Depp has said his "body is a journal in a way. It's like what sailors used to do, where every tattoo meant something..."

23. After calling it off with Ryder, Depp became dating British supermodel Kate Moss, who has a thing for musicians and actors.

24. During this time, the actor infamously trashed the Mark Hotel in New York City. He even blamed an armadillo for the damage!

25. Following his relationship with Moss, he settled down with French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis from 1998 to 2012. Although they never married, the couple have two children together, Lily-Rose Melody and John "Jack" Christopher.

26. Don't ask him to dance! He fears dancing more than anything in the world and has never danced in real life. He's only danced as a character in a movie with a choreographed routine.

27. Initially just a fan, Depp became a long-time friend of journalist and author Hunter S. Thompson. He starred in two film adaptations of Thompson's novels, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" (1998) and "The Rum Diary" (2011).

28. He even paid for most of Thompson's memorial event, including the shooting of the writer's ashes by cannon -- as were his wishes.

29. Depp travels with his Captain Jack Sparrow costume from the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise in order to surprise kids at hospitals. He says he'll "just sneak in and go and surprise a bunch of kiddies... It basically turns into a two, three-hour improvisation and it's really fun."

30. His quirky and crowd-pleasing performance as the suave pirate Captain Jack Sparrow was modeled after Keith Richards, the guitarist for The Rolling Stones.

31. Richards and Depp are friends and spent time together on the set of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" (2007), which Rolling Stone magazine covered in a 2007 issue.

32. Depp's rock star connections don't stop there. He's twice recorded with Oasis, notably playing lead slide guitar on the British band's 1997 track "Fade In-Out."

33. Depp is set to star as the infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in the biopic "Black Mass." Directed by Scott Cooper ("Out of the Furnace"), the film begins production this summer.

[Sources: IMDb, Wikipedia, Star Pulse]

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Best Stoner Movies for Your 4/20 Viewing Pleasure

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4/20 is almost here, and we've compiled a list of movies to help you sit back, chill out and expand
your mind following the massive late afternoon smoke-out.

Our list doesn't just include movies that involve marijuana. We also permitted films that are best enjoyed while "under the influence," not that we endorse that kind of thing.

We tried to omit sequels and sub-par movies that don't deserve a viewing in any state of mind, but we made some allowance for lousy flicks that have become stoner classics (i.e. "Half Baked").

Happy smoking!

(Disclaimer: Tastes vary, and we may have very well missed your favourites. Let us know what we're missing in the comments!)

Move Over Johnny Depp, Here Are 11 Movie Stars Who Already Own the Internet

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This week, Johnny Depp stars in "Transcendence," as a mad scientist who has his mind uploaded to a computer. Pretty soon he's taken over the Internet and making little glittery robots fly around all over the place. It may be science fiction, but its groundwork is very much in reality.

There are a handful of movie personalities who already have the Internet in their utter thrall. With a few posts we imagine that they could probably ignite a similar fervor. (Ironically, Depp barely has an Internet presence at all, and yes, we are counting "The Lone Ranger" memes in that qualification.)

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10 Movies That Barely Escaped a Life on Skinemax (PHOTOS)

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Ever since the advent of cable TV, the idea of leaving the comfort of one's own home for a crowded movie theater with the intention of getting turned on has gotten less and less appealing. Why go out when Shannon Tweed, Shannon Whirry, or some other strategically nude woman named Shannon can set the mood with an improbably-hunky cable guy / pizza delivery dude?

Although not limited to Cinemax's infamous After Dark lineup, the "Skinemax" flick has been a safe haven for couples (and, let's face it, horny single dudes) to get sensual without the icky aftertaste of the hardcore stuff. Despite this comfortable niche, big studios still try to lure mainstream audiences to their big-budget, star-studded versions of these softcore sensations with mixed results.

In dubious honor of "Under the Skin" (Scarlett Johansson is an alien using sex to lure men to their death) and "Nymphomaniac" (Charlotte Gainsbourg tells tales of her many, many exploits in the sack) attempting to forge art-house fare out of ludicrous sexiness, we're counting down 10 mainstream movies that could have easily been Skinemax fare.

WARNING: The following images are sort of NSFW.

Main article photo courtesy of Entertainment One

'Mad Max': 25 Things You Didn't Know About the Mel Gibson Classic

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"It's that rat circus out there, I'm beginning to enjoy it. Look, any longer out on that road and I'm one of them, a terminal psychotic, except that I've got this bronze badge that says that I'm one of the good guys."

And so we were introduced to the ticking time bomb of fury that is Mel Gibson, at least on screen, in "Mad Max."

Released 35 years ago this week (on April 12, 1979), George Miller's film about a near-future cop who turns vigilante when a biker gang kills his partner and his family, made an international star out of Gibson, made Miller an A-list director, and helped put the new wave of Australian cinema on the world map. It also launched a franchise that continues to this day; next year, Miller will finally release the long-gestating "Mad Max: Fury Road," with Tom Hardy taking over as Max.

While the original "Mad Max" has been an action favorite for decades, there are still some things you may not know about it -- the sources of Miller's inspiration, the truth behind Gibson's oft-told audition story, the not-entirely-legal methods used to keep the budget low, or the crazy and dangerous stunts that endangered cast and crew alike. Read on to learn the truth behind "Mad Max" lore, and remember: "Speed's just a question of money. How fast you wanna go?"

1. Before he became a film director, George Miller was an emergency room doctor. It was largely through his medical earnings that he was able to finance "Mad Max."

2. Miller's ER work, much of which was spent tending to car accident victims, was also one of the chief inspirations for the movie's vehicular mayhem.

3. The main character, Max Rockatansky, is apparently named after Carl von Rokitansky, a 19th-century Viennese physician who developed the modern autopsy procedure.

4. Another inspiration was the 1975 movie "A Boy and His Dog," starring Don Johnson as an anti-hero in a post-apocalyptic landscape marked by fierce competition over scarce resources.

5. Yet another influence was 1974's "Stone," an Australian movie that blended the motorcycle-gang movie with the murder mystery. Hugh Keays-Byrne, Roger Ward, and Vincent Gil, who all played bikers in "Stone," would go on to play similar roles in "Mad Max."

6. Mel Gibson and Steve Bisley, who would play police partners Max and Goose, had worked together before, co-starring in surfer tale "Summer City." In that film, Bisley played the lead and Gibson the sidekick.

7. Gibson used to tell the story of his audition for "Mad Max," saying he went along with Bisley but was too bruised and bloodied from a brawl the night before to read himself; fortunately, he recalled, the casting director was interested in offbeat faces, perhaps for the villainous roles, and asked Gibson to come back in three weeks, and when the actor did, his matinee-idol good looks had returned, winning him the lead role. The film's other principals, however, have dismissed Gibson's recollection as a tall tale, insisting that his leading-man charisma was apparent from the first day.

8. Judy Davis -- like Bisley and Gibson, a then-little-known student at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art -- auditioned to play Max's wife, but the filmmakers thought she was too strong and cast Rosie Bailey instead. Davis would go on to have her big break in 1979's "My Brilliant Career."

9. The production had to be pushed back a month because Gibson's NIDA instructors wouldn't let him leave school early. The day of his graduation, in October 1977, he flew from Sydney to the set in Melbourne.

10. The shoot was plagued with leg-smashing accidents. One that occurred just four days before production resulted in Bailey breaking both legs, forcing Miller to replace her at the last minute with soap actress Joanne Samuel.

11. Also suffering a broken leg was legendary Australian stuntman Grant Page. Nonetheless, he was able to perform one of the early stunts in the film, the breathtaking jump of the Interceptor into the Nightrider's camper, with his leg in a cast.

12. The Nightrider's van, destroyed in that initial chase, was Miller's own vehicle.

13. Sheila Florance, who played May, broke her leg tripping over a rabbit hole. With her leg in a cast, she returned to the set the next day to shoot her remaining scenes.

14. Real-life bikers from local gangs played many of the motorcyclists in the film. Fittingly, one of the gangs was called the Vigilantes.

15. One stunt involved the use of a naval booster rocket, which sent the car careening toward the camera at 150 miles an hour, then veering off course for half a mile before coming to a halt in a ditch. Nonetheless, Miller's crew managed to capture the stunt on film during the one possible take.

16. Miller and crew found creative ways to stretch their limited budget. For instance, art director Jon Dowding said he stole the props and signage used in the milk bar scene early in the morning of the day the scene was shot there, then returned everything at night.

17. In another cost-cutting move, the leather uniforms worn by the police officers were all actually vinyl, except for those worn by Gibson and Bisley.

18. Because of the characters' outrageous costumes and reconditioned police cars, the actors got stopped a lot by real Melbourne police. They began to carry studio letterhead with them, explaining that they were filming a movie. The "get-out-of-jail free card" that Goose hands a biker was an in-joke reference to these excuse letters.

19. At the end of the movie, Max cuffs Johnny to a vehicle about to explode in a gas fire and gives him a hacksaw, suggesting that he could cut through his ankle a lot faster than cutting through the cuffs. Australian filmmakers Leigh Whannell and James Wan have cited this scene as the inspiration for their "Saw" series of horror films.

20. The budget of "Mad Max" has been estimated at $350,000 to $400,000.

21. The movie went on to earn about $100 million worldwide. The filmmakers claimed it was the most profitable movie ever made, in terms of the return-on-investment percentage, until "The Blair Witch Project" came along 20 years later.

22. In fact, the only place it wasn't a huge hit was the United States, where it grossed about $8 million. Perhaps not coincidentally, the American print dubbed over all the speaking parts with American-accented actors and changed some of the Aussie slang to American idioms. It was rumored that Gibson (who, of course, was born in America) dubbed his own part, but the film's U.S. distributor has denied that rumor.

23. The film was banned in New Zealand because the incineration of Goose echoed a recent real-life gang incident in that country. Sweden banned the film over its extreme violence. Those bans were both eventually lifted.

24. Max's police car ended up in the hands of production mechanic Murray Smith after the film wrapped. When it came time to make "The Road Warrior," Miller had to buy the vehicle back from him.

25. Miller went on to direct "The Road Warrior" in 1981 and "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" in 1985. In the last 20 years, he's been better known for kids' films (the "Babe" movies and the "Happy Feet" cartoons), but then, he's been trying for more than a decade to get back to the Outback for a fourth "Mad Max." That movie, "Fury Road," is due next May.

Photo: ​American International Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

Music

Coachella: Pharrell Taps Jay Z, T.I., Usher for Guest-Filled Set


An eminently likeable Saturday set was propelled by a phalanx of multi-cultural dancers, a spot-on band, and Williams' winning, charming personality.

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Jack White Breaks Record for World's Fastest Studio-to-Store Record


A finished 45 was personally escorted by White to Nashville's Third Man Records to sell to waiting fans.

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Coachella: Outkast Turns It Around In Second Weekend


The duo clearly paid attention and responded, with an immensely tweaked, far superior set.

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Coachella: Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong Joins The Replacements (for a Night)


Frontman Paul Westerberg was laid up on the couch (literally) for his band's weekend two set.

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Gwen Stefani in Talks to Join NBC's 'The Voice'


The No Doubt singer would replace Christina Aguilera for the seventh season of the reality competition series.

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Art

Suspected Player in Art Scams Is Arrested in Spain

An art dealer was taken into custody in connection with a swindle that led collectors to spend more than $80 million on phony masterworks. The United States is expected to request his extradition.






Music Review: Joan Tower Is Showcased at Miller Theater

The Miller Theater’s Bach, Revisited series continued with a program of works by Bach and Joan Tower, although the latter composer saw little connection between their respective music.






Music Review: Oscar Bianchi’s ‘Matra’ Debuts at the MATA Festival

“Matra” received its premiere from Neue Vocalsolisten and the International Contemporary Ensemble of New York at the MATA Festival.






The Working Life: Asking How Much an Opera Singer’s Work Is Worth

The 80 members of the chorus at the Metropolitan Opera have been asked to accept a roughly 16 percent pay cut.






Theater Review | Connecticut: A Review of ‘Somewhere’ at Hartford Stage

“West Side Story” has great meaning for the writer, and the characters, of “Somewhere,” now at Hartford Stage.






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