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In Rebel Without A Crew, Famed Independent Screenwriter And Director Robert Rodriguez Sin City, Sin City , Once Upon A Time In Mexico, Spy Kids 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 , 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


10 thoughts on “Rebel without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

  1. says:

    now that i m a month from earning my bachelor s degree in film production here s how i would do it if i were to do it all over again 1 take out a student loan, but use it to buy a camera instead of classes.2 get the super maxed out netflix subscription that allows for 10 dvd s at a time start from the silents and watch every important film anyone ever mentioned and some bad ones for balance 3 purchase rebel without a crew read it in two hours it really is a fast read and follow every word of advice rodriquez lays out which essentially is to watch some movies, buy a camera, and get out there and shoot some movies.his book is a quick read, to the point and importantly it is incredibly useful information for any aspiring filmmaker he broke all the rules, did everything his own way and still became a well paid and better yet well respected filmmaker that s if we don t count spy kids 3D or once upon a time in mexico.even those who don t make movies, but like to watch the behind the scenes docs on the DVD extras will get a kick out of his smart ass tone and rebel style.


  2. says:

    There are fans of Roberto Rodriguez and there are detractors The latter will point to Spy Kids even if their kids love watching them and Once Upon a Time in the West as proof that he sold out years ago Personally to them I would point out Sin City both 1 and 2 as proof that his ability to create visual effects that look like they are straight out of his vivid imagination is hard to surpass This book of course talks about the legendary filming of El Mariachi which made Roberto a man with a reputation to contend with fellow UT film school friends Richard Linkletter Boyhood and A Waking Life and the universally acclaimed Quentin Tarantino The story of selling his own plasma and robbing dozens of McDonalds for their ketchup packets and filming a full length movie for an astoundingly tiny budget of 7000 are the stuff of film legend particularly for this renegede who loves to be involve in every piece of production end to end This is a great read and again putting aside the controversy about what came later even if one has a hard time stifling a laugh during even the most grotesque scenes of From Dusk to Dawn or Planet Terror or Machete , no one can deny Rodriguez particular genius that led him from broke visionary to Hollywood insider based mostly on this book and this initial film.


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    This is probably the most inspiring film I ve read on going out and just making a film Rodriguez doesn t want to hear your excuses if you have access to a camera, ANY kind of camera, there s no reason why you can t go out and make a film My favorite insight in this book is early on regarding screenplays Basically, he says that everyone has to write a bunch of crappy screenplays until they get good at it likewise, everyone has to make a bunch of crappy films until they get good at it His decision was brilliant as soon as your write your first crappy screenplay, film it as cheaply as possible, that way you start getting both out of the way I love the learn by doing approach, and the fact that not having a tripod and just having a shaky, hand held camera actually works well if you re doing an action film, since it makes the scenes lively than if you kept the camera still The wheeling and dealing stuff near the end of the diary got kind of repetitive, but it s a fantastic book and a must for film fans.


  4. says:

    8 10Kesinlikle ok keyifli bir g nl k.Sinema ile ilgilenen herkesin mutlaka okumas gerek zellikle sekt r n i leyi i hakk nda ger ek i bilgiler mevcut ahsen Robert Rodriguez e sayg m artt.Kitab n sonundaki On Dakikal k Film Okulu b l m de ok faydal ve kitab n bir zeti niteli inde Asl nda ok zor de il diyor Rodriguez, herkes film ekebilir yeter ki ok isteyin ve filme dair her sorumlulu u siz stlenin.


  5. says:

    Brilliant An amazing, creative, get it done story Rodriguez is the man and an inspiration It s impossible to read this and not feel creatively charged and challenged.


  6. says:

    the most important useful thing you need to be a filmmaker is experience in movies ,as opposed to movie experience and what is a movie, anyway a completely creative endeavor Anything you can do to get away from the things that aren t important,the better chance you have of being truly creativeThere s a million different ways to achieve the same result, so find what works for you DO IT


  7. says:

    Interesant sima cr nica de como se gest y tuvo lugar el rodaje de El mariachi, adem s de todo lo que ocurri luego Es una lectura interesante porque Rodr guez la cuenta de primera mano, sin artificios, como si estuvieramos leyendo directamente su diario personal, casi sin filtros Es honesto y sincero y su intenci n lo es m s meterte el gusanillo de lanzarte a rodar tu primera pel cula de bajo presupuesto, tal y como l hizo con El mariachi Imprescindible si uno quiere lanzarse de cabeza en lo de rodar pel culas y necesita alguien que le anime, especialmente para aquellos que no podemos gastarnos un dineral en ello.


  8. says:

    I think I would give this book 2.5 stars really Rodriguez definitely knows how to craft a story, whether it is in a film or this book laid out in diary form It moves quickly, like the movie he describes making, but sometimes he goes a little too quickly, especially once he becomes enad with Hollywood he protests he isn t, but I think what he tells us about really shows that he is One of the most frustrating parts is when Rodriguez tells us that Quentin Tarentino gives him some writing advice that really helps him, but doesn t tell US what it is.But overall, if you can get past the gloss of a self marketing whiz afraid to tell the details this book is all forest and few if any trees , the book is fun It s not going to help you make your own movie on the cheap, but it very likely will motivate you to want to And that s a start.


  9. says:

    Hoe makkelijk is het eigenlijk om een film te maken In 1991, toen het avontuur van Robert Rodriguez begon, was het nog best een technisch gedoe Je had nog fysieke film nodig, die je kon kopen in de winkel, om iets op te nemen, laat staan een videocamera zelf Zelfs op dat moment stelt hij al de vraag aan de lezers waar wacht je nog op Dit is supermakkelijk Je moet het gewoon doen Dan leven we nu in een tijdperk waarbij we zelfs zonder na te denken films maken Denk aan Vine, dat platform waar je zes seconde video s op kon zetten, gemaakt met je mobiel Waar vond je dat Op je mobiel Op het internet Wat zijn we ver gekomen in die tijd Nu maken filmmakers zoals Sean Baker en Steven Soderbergh met hun iPhone de beste films De vraag is alleen maar scherper geworden waar wacht je nog op Inspirerend is het om te lezen hoe zo iemand begon die echt niemand voorstelde Voor zijn doorbraak, wat wel erg uitgebreid in het boek naar voren komt, zien we wat zijn plan was en hoe hij het wilde bereiken Als 23 jarige nog maar een jaar ouder dan ik had hij met verschillende korte films zoveel ervaring opgebouwd, dat hij realistisch en zelfverzekerd kon zeggen ik kan dit En hij deed het gewoon.Het valt wel op dat ik me veel afvraag waarom je nog niet begint Het is eigenlijk een vraag die rechtstreeks aan mij gesteld moet worden Ik wil namelijk filmmaker worden en de enige manier om daar te komen is om het te doen Ik verdiep me in het scenarioschrijven Ik bekijk alle technieken om te filmen Ik volg Journalistiek om de inhoud te verrijken En toch sta ik nog steeds met een lachwekkend cv te kijken van de zijlijn.Eerlijk is eerlijk Rebel Without A Crew heeft mij zeker ge nspireerd om te zeggen fuck it, ik begin gewoon Het ging bij mij helaas niet verder dan het hardop denken Als je dit nu leest en je hebt zo n zelfde idee, wees dan alsjeblieft niet bang om iets te gaan maken, zoals ik dat wel ben, en ga ervoor Maar als je even dit boek leest, heb je volgens mij mijn motivatie helemaal niet meer nodig.De film El Mariachi kijken tussen het lezen door is trouwens een aanrader Heb je een beetje beter beeld wat voor talent deze gast heeft of is het simpele praktijkervaring


  10. says:

    Not sure why I didn t review this when I finished a couple months ago As a fan of the Desperado movies it was fun to get this behind the scenes story It was an easy read and a good story Unlike many readers I m not a film student so all that didn t carry as much fascination to me It s a classic Horatio Alger rags to riches story through hard work and unflagging focus on a goal he gets the big dream, happy ending I liked the read my journal format and this speaks to the value of journaling if nothing else You can see Robert crafting his own narrative in the background as he goes through the journey I don t buy all the aww shucks poor country boy stuff He knew what he wanted He worked tirelessly and sacrificed for it It s a great example of a growth mindset in action The American Dream Chris Russell September 2017