Terminator Vault The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator Vault by Ian Nathan

The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781781311264
Publisher: Aurum Press
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Born out of James Cameron’ s fever dream, the relentless Terminator has become a cinematic juggernaut. The original ground-breaking film, The Terminator, and its mighty sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, not only assured the blockbuster career of their director but also turned their star, Arnold Schwarzenegger, into an icon. Movies about the dark side of humanity’ s love affair with technology, they redefined the boundaries between science fiction, horror and action, and set astonishing new standards for special effects.

Now, Terminator Vault brings to light the stories behind these two landmark films, drawing on new interviews with James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd and many more cast and crew members – plus a foreword from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself.

Featured herein are concept artwork by Cameron, annotated effects storyboards, rare photographs of the miniatures team at work, diagrams of the shape-shifting T-1000 by the late, great Stan Winston’ s makeup and effects studio, and ten meticulously reproduced artefacts enclosed in vellum envelopes for readers to remove and examine.

Fully authorized and beautifully illustrated throughout, Terminator Vault is the ultimate celebration of two movies that changed cinema forever.

Ian Nathan, who lives and works in London, has been a film writer, producer, broadcaster and magazine editor for twenty years. As executive editor of Empire, the world's leading film magazine, he is allowed to feed his passions on a daily basis: generating, editing and writing articles as a thinly veiled excuse to provide the world with his opinions. Like any healthy cinema obsessive, he grew up on James Bond, Indiana Jones, and sneaking into horror movies when he was tall enough. It has grown into a magnificent obsession with everything from Hitchcock to Kurosawa, from arcane film theory to picking your favourite Harrison Ford punch. He has had the immense good fortune of traversing the globe, interviewing the great and good: watching the godlike Steven Spielberg at work, eating ice cream with Peter Jackson and a tableful of orcs, buying Sigourney Weaver breakfast, and being hugged by both Oliver Stone and Kate Winslet –sadly, not at the same time. He has regularly contributed to books; newspapers such as the London Times and Independent; and magazines; had a weekly radio show; and produced TV documentaries and award ceremonies. The work of Sir Ridley Scott, in particular the extraordinary Alien, has been seminal in inspiring him to what film could be, and how much there is to discover within it.
Format: Hardback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781781311264
Illustrations: Includes 10 items of removable memorabilia
Size: 8.504 in x 9.488 in / 216 mm x 241 mm
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'Up there with the best...so readable...Ian Nathan strings his interviewees' quotes together with flair'

'Terminator Vault induces a rush of nostalgia...few 'making of' yarns are so colourful' 5 stars

'Utterly definitive backstage tour...covering every poly-alloy nut and bolt in the Skynet universe'

'Terminator Vault induces a rush of nostalgia...few 'making of' yarns are so colourful' 5 stars

'Utterly definitive backstage tour...covering every poly-alloy nut and bolt  in the Skynet universe'

'Up there with the best...so readable...Ian Nathan strings his interviewees' quotes together with flair'