Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker With $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player
Famed independent screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids, Machete) discloses all the unique strategies and original techniques he used to make his remarkable debut film El Mariachi on a shoestring budget.
This is both one man's remarkable story and an essential guide for anyone who has a celluloid story to tell and the dreams and determination to see it through. Part production diary, part how-to manual, Rodriguez unveils how he was able to make his influential first film on only a $7,000 budget. Also included is the appendix, "The Ten Minute Film Course,” a tell-all on how to save thousands of dollars on film school and teach yourself the ropes of film production, directing, and screenwriting.
A perfect gift for the aspiring filmmaker.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - bobbybslax - LibraryThing
It's mostly just a repurposed journal, but the journal as is is still pretty interesting! Rodriguez's approach to filmmaking is very inspiring. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JohnMunsch - LibraryThing
Diary entries for Rodriguez from the point at which he conceives of doing an extremely low budget film, through his drug testing to make money for the film, filming, selling the film in Hollywood, and the explosive reaction to the film afterward. Lots of encouragement for other film makers. Read full review
Was a Human Lab
Highway to Hell
Telluride and Toronto
Postproduction Take 3
The Curse of El Mariachi
The TenMinute Film School
El Mariachi the Original Screenplay
Postproduction Take 2
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