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Garbageland  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are the movies or books that show a story rather than tell it?

All the mad max movies really. It's actually kind of frustrating because you can tell a lot of thought is put into the back stories of the supporting characters but we're only given a brief glance into this insane world.

Citizen_Kong  ·  2509 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Except maybe Beyond Thunderdome - there's a lot of unnecessary exposition by Tina Turner at the beginning. Some is true for the feral children, althought their mythologizing of their past is at least interesting.

Garbageland  ·  2509 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ugh, yeeaah. Tina Turner has no reason to be in that movie. I keep trying to convince myself that it's a good movie but holding it up to Road Warrior, it just totally falls apart. It has so many awesome concepts and ambitions but is just executed so... weirdly. And not always weird in a good way.

Citizen_Kong  ·  2509 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It turns into a Mad Max movie for the last 15 minutes or so after they escape in the train, and there are some things like the idea of MasterBlaster that work really well, but the story is just too stationary for the most part. All the other Mad Max movies always have an incredible narrative drive behind them, either towards something or away from something.

user-inactivated  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think in any story, a little bit of mystique adds to the appeal. It gets the imagination going.

Garbageland  ·  2510 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah absolutely. It's the same idea behind horror movies. As soon as they show too much of the monster it becomes much less scary.