41 minutes | Nov 11, 2019

Total Recall - The Schwarzenegger Effect

00:15 – Robin recalls the story of how she met Ron Shusett03:57 – Preproduction in Mexico City during the summer of 198905:15 – Ron recounts a funny exchange with Arnold Schwarzenegger07:27 – Early days of set building09:52 – Special effects in Total Recall14:35 – Ron’s thoughts on the gratuitous violence in Total Recall18:20 – Ron recalls others attempting to throw him off the set26:12 – How Arnold stood up for Ron and prevented his firing27:58 – Making a spectacular film without CGI29:16 – Shooting a key scene in Total Recall33:23 – The inspiration behind the ‘Face on Mars’34:47 – Ron talks about the Total Recall remake37:55 – How Ron felt before the release of Total Recall39:50 – The premiereTWEETABLE QUOTES“The people who finances it [Total Recall] hated it. It’s just that they didn’t want to lose working with Arnold.” (04:49)“Anything that I felt strongly about, he [Verhoeven] would not try to force me to change.” (09:46)“They tried to fire me on ‘Alien.’ They tried to fire me on ‘Total Recall.’ And they couldn’t on either case. I showed them that I would not use my power against them. I had a powerful connection with Arnold, but I would never put them in a position where Arnold’s on my side and he’s gonna overrule you. I wanted both parties.” (26:40)“They were so talented; they could do effects that work today as good as any movie ever because they were so skilled at what they did. So, it gets down to if you have the right people, it’s much more important than any technology you’ve got.” (28:52)“It seems like the idiots of the world conspire to stop people who have too much vision.” (32:56)🎙️🎙️🎙️Music by Vincent Covello and Vic MigenesArtwork by Barbara MastejListen to all episodes at AnAlienInHollwood.comDiscover Robin's books at RobinMaxwell.comListen to Harry as the host of Podcast JunkiesPodcast production and marketing by FullCastWebsite and Podcast Hosting by SimpleCast
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