Originally, the Terminator was supposed to be this anonymous guy in the crowd, you know, the killer could be anybody.
AVC: You also nailed the icy stare.
RP: That is a big part of it. It really is. In my mind, I kept images of the way an eagle looks, and I kind of gave myself a little head tilt downward, which gave me that forward movement and always made me look like I was moving or in pursuit. I used shark imagery, too. And cats. Predators, basically. I tried to keep that in my mind the whole time when I was working.
One thing I really like is that when they show the terminator's internal "google glass" if you will, you can see commands in assembly language....
There was an article about how the producers were taking the then fairly pioneering step of using an Apple II with some kind of business software package to do logistics and scheduling for the movie...
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