Daily Lessons for Teaching Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player

Robert Rodríguez
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Lesson 1 (from Introduction)

Objective

Introduction

The student will take notes on the book and its author, Robert Rodriguez.

The student will defend education that allows a child to develop his or her talents and interests.

Lesson

Classroom activity:

1. Teacher lecture should include familiarization with the movie EL MARIACHI and the English language remake, DESPERADO, starring Antonio Banderas. In the lecture describe the single-mindedness of Robert Rodriguez from his very earliest years. Discuss flip animation like Rodriguez did as a young boy. Include family dynamics that help develop special talents in young people.

2. Discuss a talent like Rodriguez' in terms of the adequacy of modern American education to address special needs. Make reference to the fact that Albert Einstein was not a good student in the accepted sense of the word.

3. Elaborate on the seemingly impractical idea to make a feature film for under $8.000. Everyone tells Rodriguez that it cannot be...

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