Author bio

Robert Rodríguez

Robert Rodríguez - book author

Robert Anthony Rodriguez is an American director, writer, producer, cinematographer, editor and musician perhaps best known for making profitable, crowd-pleasing independent and studio films with fairly low budgets and fast schedules by Hollywood standards. He shoots and produces many of his films in Texas and Mexico.

Robert Rodríguez is the author of books: Rebel Without a Crew, or How a 23-Year-Old Filmmaker with $7,000 Became a Hollywood Player, Frank Miller's Sin City: The Making of the Movie, The Beatles: The Long and Fabulous Road: Beatles Biography and the British Invasion: Brian Epstein, Paul Mccartney, and John Lennon Biography, Beatlemania, Sgt. Peppers (Beatles History Book 1), Revolver: How the Beatles Re-Imagined Rock 'n' Roll, The Day Dreamer (Sharkboy and Lavagirl Adventures, #1), Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George, Ringo 1970 - 1980, Spy Kids, Return to Planet Drool (SharkBoy & LavaGirl Adventures, Book #2), Roadracers: The Making of a Degenerate Hot Rod Flick, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl: The Illustrated Screenplay


Author books

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In Rebel Without a Crew, famed independent screenwriter and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Sin City 2, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Spy Kids) discloses all the unique strategies and original techniques he used to make his remarkable debut film, El Mariachi, on a shoestring budget. This is both one man's remarkable story and an essential guide for anyone who has a celluloid story to tell and the dreams and determination to see it through.  Part production diary, part how-to manual, Rodriguez unveils how he was able to make his influential first film on only a $7,000 budget.  Also included is the appendix, 'The Ten Minute Film Course,” a tell-all on how to save thousands of dollars on film school and teach yourself the ropes of film production, directing, and screenwriting.
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Director Robert Rodriguez teams with comic book legend Frank Miller to bring the acclaimed comic book series to the screen.


With contributions from creators, cast and crew, this book covers the making of the Dimension Film's forthcoming film based on Frank Miller's award-winning graphic novel series Sin City, from page to screen and everything in between. Featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, never before seen art and conceptual designs, interviews and commentary, and the complete script to the movie, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE is the perfect companion both to the original graphic novels and to the movie.

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Acquired wisdom has always put Sgt. Pepper at the head of the class, but it was Revolver that truly signaled The Beatles' sea change from a functional band to a studio-based ensemble. These changes began before Rubber Soul but came to fruition on Revolver, which took an astonishing 300 hours to produce, far more than any rock record before it.

The making of Revolver - hunkered down in Abbey Road with George Martin - is in itself a great Beatles story, but would be nothing if the results weren't so impactful. More than even Sgt. Pepper and Pet Sounds, Revolver fed directly into the rock 'n' roll zeitgeist, and its influence could be heard everywhere: from the psychedelic San Francisco sound (Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead); to the first wave of post-blues hard rock (Sabbath, Zeppelin); through movie soundtracks and pretty much everything that followed it - including every generation of guitar-based pop music and even heavy metal. More than any record before or after, Revolver was the game-changer, and this is, finally, the detailed telling of its storied recording and enormous impact.
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The first in a series of hardcover chapter books. Book 1 tells the story of the movie from Shark Boy's and Lava Girl's points of view.
06
In 2010, Robert Rodriguez’s Fab Four FAQ 2.0: The Beatles 1970-1980 told the story of the ex-band mates during the first ten years after calling it quits, detailing efforts to establish four separate artistic identities while laboring in the shadow of their glorious collective past; all the while facing the inevitable query, “So when are the Beatles getting back together?”
But while 2.0 covered an enormous amount of ground, there were still more stories to tell: John’s fight to stay in America against the forces of Nixon Administration; the lawsuits against their business allies—and each other; unreleased recordings; the promo films; album art; covers of ex-Beatle music by other artists (as well as covers by ex-Beatles of other artists’ material); bootleg releases and many more subjects.
In Solo in the 70s: John, Paul, George, Ringo 1970-1980, you’ll learn about their people: producers and engineers they worked with; up-and-comers branded as “the new Beatles;” protégés; friends and associates, and a roll call of deaths in the “family.”
Putting it all in perspective is a 30,000 word day-by-day timeline, contextualizing rock’s evolution throughout the 1970s, ending with the death of John Lennon. See for yourself the peers and artistic rivals the ex-Beatles worked alongside while crafting their art and how it all fit together.
Solo In The 70s is a welcome addition to the Beatles’ reference canon. Richly illustrated with period ephemera, it draws the reader into the world that fans inhabited back in the day. Whether you’re seeking to learn more about the post-break-up era or want to revisit a glorious time when four ex-Beatles were creating new music worthy of their legacy, Solo In The 70s puts this unsung era into focus.
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The story of the upcoming film "Spy Kids", starring Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cummings, and Cheech Marin, is presented in this junior novelization.
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The continuing adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl.


Second in a series of original young readers novels featuring the heroes of the movie, co-written by directory Robert Rodriguez and World Fantasy Award-nominated author Chris Roberson, with illustrations by Alex Toader, conceptual designer on the Spy Kids movies and The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl.

RETURN TO PLANET DROOL continues Shark Boy's and Lava Girl's adventures on Planet Drool, picking up where the movie The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl left off.

09
The film "Roadracers" is a homage to the juvenile delinquent films of the 1950s. Robert Rodriguez took the title from the original film and fashioned his own in a way that is much darker and much more ironic than the original. In this book he provides an account of the making of his film.