Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
Well, well, well. If it isn’t time for a new picture… or pictures, in this case. The Terminator is a landmark movie, no question. It not only set a standard for quality low budget sci-fi/action it also launched the careers of some of the biggest icons in the entertainment world. Sure, Schwarzenegger was coming off of Conan, but it was The Terminator that took him from known to star. James Cameron made a splash with his film and followed it up with a series of hands down amazing movies.
What impresses me the most about The Terminator is that unique, gritty feel. I don’t know if a young filmmaker could make something like that today and I’m not just saying that like the angry old dude shouting for kids to get off his lawn. With HD being the norm filmmaking technique has had to give the impression of realism. It’s vérité style, like Paul Greengrass’ work or how Neill Blomkamp shot District 9, that gives a movie a feeling of reality now instead of the feel of film grain on cheap stock. I miss the old days when you could have a movie be a movie and still capture a grounded, dirty world feel.
Great, now I did just turn into the grumpy old man who thinks today’s kid’s don’t know what real quality is!
What I do know is that these two images of Arnold Schwarzenegger during the promotional photoshoot for The Terminator are really cool. It’s a different kind of BTS image, but an interesting one, I hope you’ll agree.
Thanks to Vincent Rochefeuille for sending along these images, which were originally found over at ForgottenSilver.net. Enjoy!
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Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic will be riggghhhttt hhheeeerrreeee.