‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Director George Miller Says Best Picture Contender Is Like a ‘Strange Documentary’ (Video)

“In many ways, we still see people as commodities. We all are that in one way or another,” Oscar-nominated director tells TheWrap

“Mad Max: Fury Road” may be set in a dystopian future, but director George Miller doesn’t see his action-packed Best Picture contender as a fantasy film.

In fact, he says it’s more like a “strange documentary.”

“It’s more of an allegory,” Miller said in an interview with TheWrap. “It really is about the control of resources, and in many ways, we still see people as commodities. We all are that in one way or another. This is a constant in the human story.”

The Australian director, best known for the four-film “Mad Max” series as well as Oscar-winning family films such as “Babe” and the animated “Happy Feet,” is considered a strong contender for Best Director at next Sunday’s Oscars for his work on “Fury Road.”

Watch Miller’s full interview above.

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