Terminator (The)

Special photographic effects breakdown

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An original document used in the production of The Terminator, the 1984 science fiction action classic starring Arnold Schwarzenegger under the direction of James Cameron.

This is a original breakdown used early during the production when Cruse and Company were contracted to provide special effects for the picture. The four page document is headed 'TERMINATOR - EFFECTS BREAKDOWN/PHOTOGRAPHIC EFFECTS' and details the various special effects required to include the various miniatures required including the Hunter-Killers and gasoline tanker, rotoscoping, process photography, electrical effects and mattes. The final page notes the use of stop motion and mechanical effects for the climactic sequence stating that the sequence is to be storyboarded shot for shot, to the verso of this page is the company stamp and a hand written breakdown inscribed in pen with notes relating to each shot, this continuing to the verso of page three.

The top of the first page is hand inscribed with the date June 1, 1983 with each page ink stamped and hand inscribed 'CRUSE & CO' in pencil.

The document measures 11" x 8.5" and remains in excellent production used condition with minimal edge wear and toning, overall very fine.

A fine example of original production material from this critically acclaimed blockbuster.

Movie / TV Show Terminator (The)