5 tips on how to make a post-apocalyptic movie
In honour of Mad Max: Fury Road, Kim Newman reveals the ultimate post-apocalyptic movie cliches:
1. Never show the event(s) that led to armageddon
2. Always set it in a desert (it's cheaper)
3. You need three key characters - the moody hero, the villain and the tough female.
4. Draw on popular youth culture
5. Driving is a must
First broadcast on The Film Programme, 14 May 2015.