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4.0 out of 5 stars A "must have" book for T2 fans and those in Production, 6 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Making of "Terminator 2 - Judgement Day" (Paperback)
I've accumulated dozens of behind-the-scenes books about films, several of them about the making of "Terminator 2". This book is different from others I own as it appears written during the production of the movie as opposed to several years later.

There are a handful of diary-style entries in the book giving the reader an instant picture of what was happening on-set on that day. A poignant example is an entry dated 16th January 1991 (page 101), where a dream sequence involving Sarah and Kyle Reese inside Room 19 at Pescadero State Hospital discussing the future war (originally cut, but now invluded in the Special Edition). Actor Michael Biehn's line is "There's not much time left in the world, Sarah". It turns out Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf was announced that day, setting a sombre mood across the entire crew. When you see the film again and hear the line, you'll see he really meant it.

There are also some photos in this book that I haven't seen in others, such as behind-the-scenes at some of the miniature shoots by Fantasy II and 4-Ward Productions for the Future War shots and the Nuclear Dream shots. There's also photos showing the action and scenes being show but with the cameras and crew visible. A true capture of the film-making process.

I've given it 4 out of 5 based purely on the couple of times where information I'd just read appeared reworded and given again in another section. The photos are also mainly black and white, which is a shame. The book is also relatively short at 128 pages and abruptly concludes with what feels like a book-ended interview with James Cameron.

Despite the negligible cons I've pointed out It's still a book any budding film maker should have. It does give good insight into the Production for this feature, and there's information in here on Terminator 2 that I hadn't come across in similar books.

If you're a fan of Terminator 2, a fan of James Cameron or purely the production process of feature films I do highly recommend it. Regardless of the 4 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book, 29 Mar 2013
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This review is from: The Making of "Terminator 2 - Judgement Day" (Paperback)
If you like "making of..." books, you will enjoy this. Easy to read and also interesting to read. Excellent item about an excellent film
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