Monday, March 05, 2007:

The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator (1984)
The Terminator (1984), dir: James Cameron
Nearly went with the fire escapes and the electrical discharge in Kyle's jaunt back in time, but this one struck me as more visually striking in its simplicity. Plus it's sinister, in keeping with the film.
There's a real lo-fi charm about this one lacking in the others. I remember when I first watched it I thought the effects were fairly good; now I look at it and think "rear screen projection," "puppet," "model," "robot"....

The others have their own charms but economy and modesty generally aren't among them.
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