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Rebel without a crew : or how a 23-year-old filmmaker with $7,000 became a Hollywood player / Robert Rodgriguez.

Author/Creator:
Rodriguez, Robert, 1968-
Other Title:
How a 23-year-old filmmaker with $7,000 became a Hollywood player
How a twenty-three-year-old filmmaker with $7,000 became a Hollywood player
Publication:
New York : Plume, 1996.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 285 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Subjects:
Rodriguez, Robert, 1968- -- Diaries.
Mariachi (Motion picture)
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Diaries.
Rodriguez, Robert, 1968-
Mariachi (Motion picture)
Motion picture producers and directors.
United States
Form/Genre:
Diaries.
Summary:
"No one has landed on the cinematic map with more explosive force than Robert Rodriguez, director of El Mariachi [and Once upon a time in Mexico]. Just how did this amateur filmmaker from Texas--with only one camera, no crew, and a budget largely raised by subjecting himself to medical experimentation--manage to complete a feature film for $7,000 and get himself wined and dined by Hollywood's biggest movie moguls? Now, in his own witty and straight-shooting style, Robert Rodriguez discloses all the unique strategies and innovative techniques he used to make El Mariachi on the cheap. You'll see firsthand Rodriguez's whirlwind "Mariachi-style" filmmaking, where creativity--not money-- is used to solve problems. Cumulating in his "Ten-Minute Film School," this book may render conventional film-school programs obsolete. Rodriguez's inspiring nuts-and-bolts account features the full El mariachi shooting script, post-production tips, film festival anecdotes, publicity blitz secrets--and even an insider's view of the courtship he enjoyed with Hollywood's A-list. Rebel Without a Crew is both one man's remarkable story and the essential guide for anyone who has a celluloid story to tell and the dreams and determination to see it through."--Page 4 of cover.
Contents:
Introduction
Author's note
The idea
I was a human lab rat
Preproduction
Production
Postproduction
Highway to hell
The chase
Columbia Pictures
Postproduction, take 2
Telluride and Toronto
Postproduction, Take 3
Sundancing
El Mariachi : the release
Epilogue : the curse of El Mariachi
Appendix 1. The ten-minute film school
Appendix 2. El Mariachi, the original screenplay.
Notes:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Dutton, 1995.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1996
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
9780452271876
0452271878
OCLC:
237069488
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