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Trailers from Hell Takes on ‘The Terminator’

Trailers from Hell Takes on 'The Terminator'

The Terminator

Orion Pictures

Today on Trailers from Hell, “Chronicle” screenwriter Max Landis discusses James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi classic “The Terminator,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

James Cameron’s triumphant updating of the well-made, low-budget sci-fi thrillers that flourished in the fifties was a box office smash in 1984. Cameron’s whip-smart direction hits all the satirical twists and turns of the innovative script he wrote with Gale Ann Hurd and attention must be paid to TFH guru Mark Goldblatt’s turn-on-a-dime editing. Two bigger budget sequel hits followed (“Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”) with a fourth, “Terminator: Genesis,” recently announced.

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