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Robert RodriguezEven if you’re not a huge fan of their work, we all owe a debt of gratitude to the independent filmmakers that made making films outside of the studio system popular in the 90s. One of those filmmakers is Robert Rodriguez. At just 23-years-old, Rodriguez made his debut film El Mariachi for only $7,000, proving that you don’t need boatloads of cash, a film degree, or a studio’s permission to make the movie you want to make. This self-described rebel shared 5 golden rules of filmmaking with MovieMaker Magazine, and we’ve chosen a couple to pass along to you. More »

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Watching the latest trailer for DIY-to-Hollywood filmmaker Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, I felt like I was watching a Latino adaptation of the ’70s blaxploitation classic Shaft — albeit an extra bloody one. However, once I put “Robert Rodriguez’s Latin Shaft” into the title of the post, I realized that “Red Band” trailer could take on an entirely different meaning. I’m sticking with the title despite — or because of — this unintentional euphemism, but you can feel secure that the nudity in this NSFW trailer is not supplied by Rodriguez’s Latin Shaft (or for that matter, his Machete). More »