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Behind-the-fight-scenes looks at 'Mad Max: Fury Road,' 'Legend' and 'Sicario'

Of all conflicts that play out during a movie, the fight scene is its own fantastical universe. As anyone who's ever been in a fight knows, filmed fisticuffs are nothing like real life — yet must feel real when unspooling for an audience.

"It's a physical extension of the conflict the characters are in," says producer Stacey Sher (the upcoming "Hateful Eight"). "There's a level of fantasy and wish fulfillment and surprise."

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