Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player Test | Final Test - Hard

Robert Rodríguez
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Alfonso Arau in Toronto?

2. What actor does Rodriguez meet who wants to be in his next film?

3. What is Rodriguez' last entry in his diary?

4. What does ICM want to do with Rodriguez' diary?

5. For what event is Rodriguez driving himself to finish editing El Mariachi?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way does Rodriguez respond to skeptics?

2. Describe how Rodriguez delivers the script for a sequel to EL MARIACHI.

3. Describe the occasion for a new friendship for Rodriguez in Toronto.

4. Describe Rodriguez' emotions before the Telluride Film Festival.

5. What is the good news and bad news for Rodriguez as the negotiations for his movie continue?

6. How is Rodriguez suddenly being courted by Hollywood and what does he learn about the value of his movie?

7. Briefly describe the relationship between Rodriguez and his family.

8. How does a movie producer try to rain on Rodriguez' parade?

9. Relate the amusing reaction to Rodriguez' question about his per diem.

10. Give an example of how Rodriguez thinks about other people than himself.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay giving your opinion about the relative merits of seeing a movie in a theater or a video at home. Give examples of movies that are too grand to really be appreciated on a small screen. State the advantage of being able to stop a scene and go back to view it again if you watch the movie on video.

Essay Topic 2

Write a critique of REBEL WITHOUT A CREW. Mention what you think of the diary form of the book. Tell how you like or do not like the chronology of the book. Discuss the film making terminology as to whether it is helpful in understanding the process of making a movie. State your opinion whether Rodriguez is successful in achieving his stated goal for writing the book.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on happiness. Define what it is that makes Robert Rodriguez happy as you cover the general subject of finding happiness in life. Include what makes you happy or what you think will make you happy.

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