Rebel Without a Crew: Or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player - Study Guide Epilogue: The Curse of El Mariachi Summary & Analysis

Robert Rodríguez
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In this final chapter, Rodriguez reflects on the adventure he embarked on with El Mariachi, which was originally thought of as a challenge because it was a movie in Spanish with English subtitles. Rodriguez titled this chapter "The Curse of El Mariachi" in jest because so far, there has not been a curse. In fact he still seems baffled about this experience, but also proud of his accomplishments: the original El Mariachi's videotapes sold for a total of $1.5 million, and the dubbed version performed even better. When it was released on DVD, it included Rodriguez's "Bedhead," the short film of which he seems to be the most proud.

In 1993, two years after he shot the movie, Rodriguez went on an international tour to promote El Mariachi...

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