Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter Nine, "Postproduction, Take 2".

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the meantime, what happens with the short film, Bedhead?
(a) It ties for first place at another festival.
(b) It gets honorable mention at another film festival.
(c) It gets shown on German TV.
(d) It gets lost in the mail.

2. What does Rodriguez think is the most important thing for attracting a distributor?
(a) a higher percentage of the gross profits
(b) an attractive trailer
(c) a chance to meet the stars
(d) a big neame star

3. What does the budget for transferring the film to video come in at?
(a) twice what Rodriguez had estimated
(b) only $100
(c) half of the original budget
(d) $500 less than the original budget

4. For what event is Rodriguez driving himself to finish editing El Mariachi?
(a) the general release of the film
(b) the Guinness Book of Records
(c) the Telluride Festival
(d) the official premier

5. What does Rodriguez admit to Jim, a fellow Texan?
(a) that he hates film editing
(b) that he hates Hollywood
(c) that he was just lucky
(d) that he is a fraud

Short Answer Questions

1. What does El Mariachi receive on airing its trailer on public access TV?

2. How does Rodriguez plan to make single shot weapons appear to be semi-automatic?

3. What is Rodriguez able to do when he has access to two VCRs?

4. Even though enormous sums of money are being dangled in front of him, what is Rodriguez' actual financial condition?

5. Why is Rodriguez desperate for Columbia to pay him soon?

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