Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Robert Rodríguez
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* Rebel Without a Crew tells the story of how Robert Rodriguez wrote and directed the movie El Mariachi, which is now considered a Hollywood classic, when he was only 23-years-old .

* He shoots the entire movie with a budget of $7,000.00, something no one thought possible to do.

* His diary tells how he got interested in filmmaking at a very early age beginning with clay animation and graduating into live action films.

* His family's cooperation and his mother's love of old movies are part of the reason he was able to pursue his dream.

* Rodriguez forms a friendship with Carlos Gallardo, another budding filmmaker, and they visit in the summers and make short films in Mexico.

* Rodriguez does not do well academically but talks his way into the University of Texas Film School because of his award-winning film, BEDHEAD.

* Rodriguez' admission to the film school gives him access to...

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