Episode 128: James Cameron’s “True Lies”
A discussion of James Cameron’s 1994 film, “True Lies.”
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In 1994, after the success of “Terminator 2: Judgement Day,” James Cameron decided to make a bigger movie with Arnold Schwzenegger, only this time Schwzenegger played a family man who was a secret government spy. “True Lies” was a great mixture of comedy, action and family drama and serves as a remake of the French action film, “La Totale!” The film was a box office success but the film very conventional for the groundbreaking director.
How did James Cameron balance high octane action with a family drama? Why is Arnold Schwzenegger seen differently in “True Lies” than any one of his past films? And why is “True Lies” considered a conventional film by James Cameron’s standards?
James Cameron’s “True Lies” is the subject of episode 128 of the AuteurCast…