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Mad Max: Fury Road Director Insists There Was a Script Despite Rumors to the Contrary

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George Miller’s 2015 movie Mad Max: Fury Road is considered by many to be the greatest action film since The Matrix. With such an iconic piece of pop culture, the legends surrounding its making have also taken on an outsized dimension. One popular rumor that persists is that the film was made without a script. In a talk with IndieWire, Miller firmly negated the rumor.

“I’m not sure how the notion that Fury Road had no script came about. I suppose it’s because of the room lined with storyboards. Of course there was a script! How else could we have presented the project to a studio, cast and crew to elicit their interest?”

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A follow up to the Mad Max franchise that was kickstarted with Mel Gibson, Fury Road saw Tom Hardy play a new version of the iconic Max Rockatansky, a desperado who is trying to make his way through a post-apocalyptic wasteland. A chance encounter with a group of renegades led by the fiery imperator Furiosa forces Max to adjust his priorities and put his life on the line for the sake of others as they try to escape the clutches of Immortan Joe and his army.

Almost all of Fury Road takes place within a high-speed chase as Max and his friends play a game of chicken with Joe’s army. The entire story is told through a series of high-octane action scenes, and there is little in the way of dialogues beyond the bare minimum needed to keep moving the story forward.

With such a bare-bones approach to storytelling, viewers can be forgiven for thinking Miller simply set his actors on a bunch of post-apocalyptic vehicles next to cameras and let them go to town on each other in the desert. But the truth is, even such kind of filmmaking takes careful planning, and a script is essential to act as the foundation upon which the rest of the movie can be developed.

After the massive critical and commercial success of Fury Road, George Miller has announced an upcoming prequel that will focus on the younger days of the character of Furiosa, this time played by Anya Taylor-Joy. Recently, the young actress revealed her love for the character of Furiosa as portrayed by Charlize Theron, and her desire to put her own spin on the role.

“I fell in love with Furiosa, the way that Charlize presented her. She did such an incredible job and it was so beautiful and I can’t even think about trying to step into her shoes. It has to be something different because it just can’t be done.”

Helmed by George Miller, Mad Max: Furiosa features Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. It is not yet known whether Tom Hardy will be making an appearance as Max, or whether Theron is going to have a cameo as an older Furiosa. The film does not yet have an announced release date. This news originated at IndieWire.

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Radhika Apte reveals real reason why she got married

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Radhika Apte needs no introduction to Kollywood fans after her appearance as Superstar Rajinikanth’s wife in ‘Kabali’ directed by Pa Ranjith.  The intense actress impressed with her performance of a meek girl to a mother of a grown-up and especially her reunion scene with Rajini took the audience on an emotional ride.

Radhika is happily married to her British boyfriend Benedict Taylor who is a singer and she shuttles between Mumbai and London to balance her personal and professional life.

Radhika Apte in her most recent interaction with Vikranth Massey on social media from London has admitted that she does not believe in the institution of marriage.  When asked why she got married the talented performer replied that it is easier for married people to get a British visa and that’s why she and her man opted for it in 2012.

Radhika is currently chilling with Taylor in their London home during the lockdown and will soon start filming her next English film ‘Noor Inayat Khan’ in which she plays a spy based on a true story.

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Jacqueline Fernandez shares picture of her being in ‘happy place’

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Actor Jacqueline Fernandez is working on a secret project where she found herself in a ‘happy place’. Taking it to Instagram on Sunday, the 35-year-old actor shared a picture dressed up like a traffic police officer as she is seen laughing her heart out.

“How was everyone’s Sunday?? Fun project coming up soon! #myhappyplace,” wrote Fernandez along with a picture where she is also seen holding a coffee mug. The ‘Kick’ actor also shared a few Instagram stories of her getting ready for the upcoming project.

Recently, the actor extended gratitude to her fans after the number of Instagram followers hit the 46 million mark.

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Why an ‘active’ approach to risk modelling is key to navigating markets today

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Whether investors are aiming for a cautious approach or a riskier investment profile with the potential for higher returns, Architas’ Blended Fund range is designed to match a range of investor risk appetites. And like many asset managers, Architas predominantly uses two approaches to define asset allocation within the five risk bands used in the Blended Range – strategic and tactical.

Whilst risk model provider EValue’s quantitative approach to asset allocation takes into account the long-term performance of different asset classes and the likely future performance given current valuations, along with long-term measures of volatility and correlations with other asset classes. Yet as with most systems of its kinds, EValue focuses on the long term; it is unable to analyse short-term market movements and fluctuations. So whilst it would have seen that in Q1 2020 markets fell by a record percentage before rebounding, it will not be able to factor in the cost of the coronavirus and lockdown and its impact on markets. Similarly, it is not able to consider ongoing Brexit woes, geo-political trade wars or the outcome of the US election in 2020.

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