T1 deleted scene
Sarah opens her locker and smiles in the mirror.
From the Special Edition DVD of The Terminator:
"This short moment in the employee locker room of Big Jeff's Restaurant was originally part of Sarah's introduction in the film and shows her own wry view of herself and her place in the world. Its narrative purpose of clearly establishing Sarah Connor via the name of the locker was more expediently achieved in the final film throught the simple use of an insert shot of a punched timecard."
Director James Cameron's audio commentary from the region 1 Special Edition and the region 2 Ultimate Edition of The Terminator:
"I like scenes when a character looks in the mirror because that character is having a dialogue with themself. It turned out not really to be necessary. We get who she is. There's enough information about her life and her reality. And that's all that's required."
An alternate introduction of Sarah Connor, instead of the timecard.
The footage of this scene can be found on the Special Edition DVD's and the Ultimate Edition DVD of The Terminator.
This sequence also appears in the scripts for the movie and in the novelization by Randall Frakes and Bill Wisher.
The Terminator script, Fourth Draft, April 20, 1983:
26 INT. LOCKER ROOM - DAY 26 ANGLE - TIGHT ON LOCKER DOOR as it slams shut, revealing Sarah transformed into a "Bob's Girl". Her hair is in a bun. White blouse. Short flared skirt and apron with a bow. She resembles a suburbanized peasant maid looking for a goat to milk. Sarah confronts her reflection in the mirror, pondering its absurdity. She pinches her sheeks. Smiles vacuously. SARAH Hi, I'm Sarah and I'll be you waitress. (pause) I'm so wholesome, I could puke.
The Terminator script, Fifth Draft, March 19, 1984 revision pages:
26 INT. LOCKER ROOM - DAY 26 TIGHT ON LOCKER DOOR as it slams shut, revealing Sarah transformed into a Big Jeff's girl: Hair in a bun and a milk-maid uniform with a short, flared skirt. She ponders the absurdity of her reflection in the mirror. Pinches her cheeks. Smiles vacuously. SARAH Hi, I'm Sarah and I'll be you waitress. (pause) I'm so fucking wholesome.
|Created by , © 2001+|