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- Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 134mm x 202mm x 24mm | 281g
- Publication date: 26 September 1996
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0452271878
- ISBN 13: 9780452271876
- Edition statement: Plume.
- Sales rank: 16,920
No one has landed on the cinematic map with more explosive force than Robert Rodriguez, director of "El Mariachi." 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 straightshooting 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. Culminating in his "Ten-Minute Film School, " this book may render conventional film-school programs obsolete.
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Robert Rodriguez is an independent screenwriter and director of more than fifteen feature films. He pioneered the "Mariachi-style" and "One-man film crew" styles of filmmaking, and is the founder of the production company, Troublemaker Studios. Some of Rodriguez' films include "Sin City, Desperado," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico," "The Faculty," "Sharkboy and Lavagirl ," "Spy Kids ," "Planet Terror," and "Machete." He has collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on "From Dusk Till Dawn" and "Grindhouse. "
Table of 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