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This is what I thought I knew about The Terminator—released 30 years ago this weekend—before I watched it for the first time a few nights ago: - The title character is played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. - He's a robot who's been sent back in time to do... something. - He's a bad guy. Except they keep making movies about him, so maybe he's a good guy. Or he starts as one, then becomes the other? Regardless, he is definitely either good or bad. Yep. That much I know. - Linda Hamilton plays Sarah Connor, a badass with great arms »
- Hillary Busis
The American Cinematheque, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Sked Tk celebrate the 30th anniversary of sci-fi thriller, The Terminator, with a special screening and panel discussion on October 15, 2014 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Arnold Schwarzenegger joins writer/director James Cameron and writer/producer Gale Anne Hurd for a conversation moderated by journalist Geoff Boucher.
In The Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the most fierce and relentless killing machine ever to threaten the survival of mankind! An indestructible cyborg - a Terminator (Schwarzenegger) - is sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), the woman whose unborn son will become humanity's only hope in a future war against machines. This legendary sci-fi thriller, fires an arsenal of action and heart-stopping suspense that never lets up!
Here's what writer-director James Cameron had to say in a statement.
"The Terminator was my first baby, and I'm pleased »
Things were not going well for James Cameron in the spring of 1982. He was just five days into what is supposed to be his debut as a director, the low-budget horror sequel Piranha II: The Spawning, and the project had gone sour.
Producer Ovidio Assonitis had no intention of letting Cameron make the film his own way (Assonitis had a track record of firing directors and taking over projects himself), and before long the director found himself stuck in Rome, jobless, and struck down with a fever. It was then that Cameron had the nightmare which would change the course of his career.
He dreamt of a horrifying metal being, clawing its way towards out of a sheet of fire, clutching a pair of kitchen knives. It was the seed that »
3 items from 2014
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