Short Essay Questions Key
1. How is the story of REBEL WITHOUT A CREW written?
The story is told in the first person and gives a detailed and almost daily account of what Rodriguez has to go through to achieve his dream of making a feature film.
2. How does Rodriguez begin his book?
The book opens with Rodriguez' childhood memories as he recollects with nostalgia the times when his mother would take him and his siblings to the movies.
3. At what age did Rodriguez get interested in making movies and how did it begin?
In 5th grade, he started to draw and create animated movies, and while in 8th grade he decided to make real movies with his father's Super 8 camera, though the equipment was inadequate and the results disappointing.
4. What does Robert Rodriguez say helped him improve his academic record by his junior year in high school?
He explains that being able to follow his passion for filmmaking probably boosted his self-esteem and his grades.
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