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If You Like The Terminator

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ÊThe TerminatorÊ began life as a low-budget B movie seemingly destined for a short run at malls and drive-ins before blossoming into a billion-dollar franchise that launched the careers of director James Cameron and star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The original 1984 film not only spawned three sequels a weekly television series and countless novels comic books and videogames it also redefined the science fiction genre with its blend of high tech and film noir.ÞHere is the first book to explore the spectacular array of films television shows and other works that helped inspire ÊThe TerminatorÊ as well as those that have drawn inspiration from it. ÊIf You Like The TerminatorÊ… delves into the history of science-fiction cinema from its earliest days to the golden age of the 1950s and beyond encountering killer robots time travelers and postapocalyptic wastelands along the way. This turbo-charged journey through time also reviews the improbable career of Arnold Schwarzenegger revisits the action heroes of the 1980s and reevaluates the films of James Cameron before touching down in the computer-dominated realm of today's science fiction cinema and projecting the future of the ÊTerminatorÊ franchise.ÞFrom ÊMetropolisÊ to ÊThe MatrixÊ from ÊFrankensteinÊ to ÊRoboCopÊ from H. G. Wells and Harlan Ellison to Roger Corman and Roland Emmerich you'll find them all here ä in ÊIf You Like The TerminatorÊ.
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250 printed pages
Original publication


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