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Made on a low budget, The Terminator was one of the most influential films of the 1980s. Combining explosive special effects and an intricate time-travel plot, it set Arnold Schwarzenegger on the road to superstardom and allowed its director, James Cameron, to go on to make some of the most expensive films of all time. Resolutely populist, accomplished, and instantly memorable, The Terminator has dramatically outlived its humble beginnings.

Sean French places The Terminator in the context of the exploitation films in which both Cameron and Schwarzenegger learnt their craft. French discusses the making of the film, its sources, and the extent of its influence. He argues that The Terminator's visual flair, stylized acting, and choreographed violence are so compelling not so much because they offer intellectual rewards but because they traffic in the darker, more visceral pleasures of movie-going.

Synopsis:

Sean French places The Terminator in the context of the exploitation films in which both Cameron and Schwarzenegger learnt their craft. He argues that The Terminator's visual flair, stylised acting and choreographed violence are so compelling not so much because they offer intellectual rewards but because they traffic in the darker, more visceral pleasures of movie-going.

Synopsis:

Made on a low budget, "The Terminator" was one of the most influential films of the 1980s. This text places the film in the context of exploitation films, and argues that it is compelling because it deals with the darker, more visceral pleasures of movie-going.

About the Author

Sean French writes a weekly column for the New Statesman and is the author of two novels and biographies of Patrick Hamilton and Brigitte Bardot. His last novel, The Memory Game (1997) is cowritten with Nicci Gerrard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851705538
Author:
French, Sean
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Author:
French, Sean
Location:
London :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Performing arts
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Terminator
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Modern Classics
Series Volume:
no. 32
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
7.09 x 5.42 x 0.275 in

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"Synopsis" by , Sean French places The Terminator in the context of the exploitation films in which both Cameron and Schwarzenegger learnt their craft. He argues that The Terminator's visual flair, stylised acting and choreographed violence are so compelling not so much because they offer intellectual rewards but because they traffic in the darker, more visceral pleasures of movie-going.
"Synopsis" by ,
Made on a low budget, "The Terminator" was one of the most influential films of the 1980s. This text places the film in the context of exploitation films, and argues that it is compelling because it deals with the darker, more visceral pleasures of movie-going.
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