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


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

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    Available in PDF Format | Terminator Vault: The Complete Story Behind the Making of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.pdf | English
    Ian Nathan(Author)

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.

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Book details

  • PDF | 176 pages
  • Ian Nathan(Author)
  • Aurum Press Ltd (3 Oct. 2013)
  • English
  • 4
  • Fiction
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  • By Mark on 8 March 2017

    Photo quality is often varied. Entertaining for two or so reads. Probably more suited to a collector.

  • By Patty on 25 September 2014

    This is a great insight into the Terminator series. Great photos and interviews throughout the book. That book will keep me hooked hours on end.

  • By Ruth on 13 January 2016

    Bought for husband and he couldnt put it down!!

  • By Guest on 24 March 2017

    Gift for my husband - great book!

  • By Film fan on 19 January 2017

    After opening the Alien vault for his 2011 book of the same name, Empire’s Ian Nathan now lifts the lid on the Terminator film series.Although the recent sequels (2003’s Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines and 2009’s Terminator Salvation) and the short-lived TV series The Sarah Connor Chronicles are given a brief mention, the book almost exclusively focuses on the production of the first two (and to many fans, the only) Terminator films.It must be said that there’s not a huge amount of new material or unseen images about the production of the James Cameron directed sci-fi action classics. If you’re familiar with the DVD extras and production stories of these two films, there probably won’t be anything additional you will gain from purchasing the book. The tales of OJ Simpson or Lance Henriksen nearly playing the Terminator, or Cameron coming up with the original idea of the Terminator coming out of the flames during a fevered dream he had in Rome, will already be familiar with fans of the series.Most of the interviews or quotes appear to be taken from the various DVD documentaries or articles written over the years (although it is of course possible that the new interviewees told the same anecdotes to Mr Nathan…) There are a few new nuggets of information (one studio executive suggested Kyle Reece has a robot dog as a sidekick) but nothing massively revelatory.The book is also disappointingly lacking in decent behind the scenes photos. The majority of the photographs are publicity shots of the actors in character that, while looking very slick, don’t really give much insight of the production or creative process of the two films. If you are interested in on set photographs or seeing what type of equipment they used, Stan Winston’s book The Winston Effect features a number of rare production stills of the making of both original Terminator films. There is also Don Shay’s 1991 book The Making of Terminator 2 and Drew Cummings documentary filmed on the set of the first film, which may be of interest to fans interested in that side of the creative process.There are, however, a lot of storyboards and early concept sketches that are interesting, and a few fun bonus treats like the Polaroid photograph of Sarah Connor sat in her jeep from the first film (perfect to keep with you when living in a futuristic bunker).It’s a classy book, with some lovely film stills and plenty of information for newcomers, but hardcore Terminator fans are probably best off saving their money and watching the DVD extras again.

  • By Saheed Ahmed on 5 March 2017

    Love this book! I highly recommend it to all Terminator fans

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