Episode 124: James Cameron’s “The Terminator”
A discussion of James Cameron’s 1984 film, “The Terminator.”
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In 1984, James Cameron released a film that began a widely-popular movie franchise in Hollywood. “The Terminator” is the film James Cameron would consider to be his first, after the fiasco behind the making of “Piranha II: The Spawning.” “The Terminator” catapulted James Cameron into super stardom as well as the film’s star Arnold Schwzenegger, who went on to be an unstoppable force in Hollywood.
What made “The Terminator” more successful that “Piranha II: The Spawning?” What’s the difference between James Cameron’s version of a popcorn film and popcorn films made today? Does “The Terminator” hold up as an action film for modern general audiences?
James Cameron’s “The Terminator” is the subject of episode 124 of the AuteurCast…