Robert Rodriguez Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: The only thing I ever wanted to do is never have to work a day The only thing I ever wanted to do is never have to work a day in my life.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Don't look at all at what other people are doing. Think of what you're doing Don't look at all at what other people are doing. Think of what you're doing as completely fresh because if you imitate you're dead.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third I have 5 children of my own. They are bilingual, like most second and third generations. But they speak primarily in English and they couldn't find anything on television that represented who they are in this country.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Yeah, I was always a big fan of noir. Yeah, I was always a big fan of noir.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: You create superheroes to take care of problems that can't really be solved another way. You create superheroes to take care of problems that can't really be solved another way.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: We [Rodriguez and Frank Miller] wanted to take the movies and turn them into a We [Rodriguez and Frank Miller] wanted to take the movies and turn them into a graphic novel, so that people wouldn't even know what they were looking at. It's still visual storytelling, but it's approached completely different. The two mediums don't have to be separate mediums. They can be one and the same.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move Exploitation films were famous for taking an issue an exploiting it because they could move much faster than a studio could. If there was any hot topic, they would run out and make a quick movie and make a buck on it, by changing it around and using it, in some way, to give some relevance.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Any time you do action and horror, you've always got to try to find a Any time you do action and horror, you've always got to try to find a way to make it fresh for the audience, but also for yourself, and there are so many different ways to freak people out and create tension.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I was the one in charge of the kids growing up. I was the one in charge of the kids growing up.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: A lot of 3D movies have so much on the screen that you almost don't A lot of 3D movies have so much on the screen that you almost don't know where to look.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Your mind just goes to the craziest idea to lure people into the theater, and Your mind just goes to the craziest idea to lure people into the theater, and then you write your script around those elements.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: If you're just creative, you'll always have to rely on technical people. If you're creative If you're just creative, you'll always have to rely on technical people. If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I'm all about freedom in art. I'm from Texas, so when someone tells you which I'm all about freedom in art. I'm from Texas, so when someone tells you which way to ride your horse, you think 'I'll just go to a different ranch. You guys are riding it backwards anyway.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: It's easier making a smaller film like El Mariachi. There are no budget worries because It's easier making a smaller film like El Mariachi. There are no budget worries because there is no budget. There is no crew problem because there is no crew. And if you screw up, no one is around to see you screw up
so it's no longer a screw up.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I kind of like working fast. I kind of like working fast.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Make DV movies so you can learn how to make films, but don't try to Make DV movies so you can learn how to make films, but don't try to distribute them until they are fantastic.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I definitely want to produce more because I have a bunch of projects that I've I definitely want to produce more because I have a bunch of projects that I've either written or half written and I want to continue developing them and if cant direct one right away cause I'm doing something else I will love to still see it get made.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When you make an exploitation film, you always want to have a real issue. That's When you make an exploitation film, you always want to have a real issue. That's how they were always done.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient. I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there. People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology. Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Low budgets force you to be more creative. Sometimes, with too much money, time and Low budgets force you to be more creative. Sometimes, with too much money, time and equipment, you can over-think. My way, you can use your gut instinct.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I have so many friends who don't know how to cook. I have so many friends who don't know how to cook.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems. Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I collect a lot of art. I collect a lot of art.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: What could make my life better? Oh, if I could only find that magic bottle What could make my life better? Oh, if I could only find that magic bottle that lets you never have to sleep. I have so much stuff I wanna do, but ... That six or seven hours you have to be in bed with your eyes closed. What a waste!
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: The accidents are things that audiences always remember most, I've found on my own movies. The accidents are things that audiences always remember most, I've found on my own movies. The things that they like the most are the things that were just by accident. So you have to create a situation where nothing but accidents can happen the entire time.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I usually have a couple of projects going on that are different. A 'Sin City' I usually have a couple of projects going on that are different. A 'Sin City' while I'm doing a 'Spy Kids' at the same time. I need different things going on.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but Everyone applauds each other's success in Hollywood because they know how tough it is, but it really comes down fundamentally to the process.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves. Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I like to keep my budgets at a certain price when I work for someone I like to keep my budgets at a certain price when I work for someone else, and even more so now that I'm working for myself, and use new technologies to deliver films that look like they have high production levels.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Hollywood wants to own everything. I don't want to own anything. I don't want people Hollywood wants to own everything. I don't want to own anything. I don't want people just to make content, I want to empower and teach them to create content they own that they can exploit in any medium.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Changing the game is a mindset. Changing the game is a mindset.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I try to remind people, whether you have a growth manager or a value manager, I try to remind people, whether you have a growth manager or a value manager, you're going to go through cycles where you think you have a village idiot.
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Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Everything I've done has always been my own made up world with its own rules Everything I've done has always been my own made up world with its own rules and its own made up stories.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you A movie goes from several stages, from idea to script. As you continue shooting, you will make some adjustments. You're constantly adjusting. It's like a piece of music. You're constantly trying to make it better.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Sometimes I feel like I'm in a dream world, because it doesn't always seem too Sometimes I feel like I'm in a dream world, because it doesn't always seem too logical how things work out.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they'll say it was You ask any moviemaker what their favorite movie experience was, and they'll say it was one of the first ones, where everyone had to pitch in and do everything together, and you had to struggle.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Sometimes a movie series that becomes popular can be a blessing and curse because you Sometimes a movie series that becomes popular can be a blessing and curse because you get known for that. People don't give you a chance, after that ... I'm a big proponent of getting somebody that you always admire and giving them a chance to do something else because they can redefine themselves.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I love working with great actors. I love working with great actors.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Ever director has at least 10 bad films in them. Ever director has at least 10 bad films in them.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way. Don't be told something is impossible. There's always a way.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I I was from such a large family that when I first met my wife, I told her: 'You can go work outside of the house and I'll stay home and continue making my cartoon strips. Maybe I'll make some commercials nearby, you know I'll do anything locally, but I would love to just stay at home and raise the kids like I did when I was growing up.'
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: There are real issues going on in just about any movie that's got fun elements There are real issues going on in just about any movie that's got fun elements to it.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit. When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When you use the same actors a lot, you get to know them and you When you use the same actors a lot, you get to know them and you realize that one movie can't explore all the talent that they have. You really have to give them several different kinds of roles, in completely different movies, to push them and to push yourself.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Television series always have a lot of characters because you want people to identify with Television series always have a lot of characters because you want people to identify with someone on the show, who will be your eyes.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Anyone who can only write about themselves or their life experiences, in my mind, isn't Anyone who can only write about themselves or their life experiences, in my mind, isn't a very good writer.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not A lot of people who watch DVDs are people who are interested in, if not moviemaking, then creativity in general.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: It [lighting the set up] is quite a process. It's like drawing. It's like being It [lighting the set up] is quite a process. It's like drawing. It's like being an artist. You pencil it in first, and then you ink it. When you're filming, it's like you're penciling it all in. You know where everything is going to go. But, that application of the final ink takes some time.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I get a lot done considering I spend half my day sleeping. I get a lot done considering I spend half my day sleeping.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, 'My If you do a film with a studio, agents step in, they start saying, 'My actor has to get this amount of money', and it becomes about deals.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids I wish I could freeze time or go back in time and watch my kids grow up all over again because it is just going by too fast.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really What I love about new technology is that it really pushes the art. It really pushes it in a way that you can't imagine until you come up with the idea. It's idea-based. You can do anything.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see Frank is such a great visual storyteller, that if you study his artwork you see that his Sin City books are already the best movies never seen on the big screen.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: It's such a drag to make a movie. It's such a drag to make a movie.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: If you create a good story that has a lot of story value ... I If you create a good story that has a lot of story value ... I think audiences like that. It's why they stick with the same TV show over and over.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into I was a cartoonist when I was at university, but I decided to go into movie making knowing that I could still draw by doing movies, design work, story boards, and such.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Very few people have a lot of time to dedicate to one hobby. I was Very few people have a lot of time to dedicate to one hobby. I was fortunate to have started so young, because when you're young you have nothing but time. Hours and hours to burn up on something as silly as a movie.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When you take technology and mix it with art, you always come up with something When you take technology and mix it with art, you always come up with something innovative.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: All those years I had been making movies because I loved movies, and that's what All those years I had been making movies because I loved movies, and that's what made all the difference. If you're doing it because you love it you can succeed because you'll work harder than anyone else around you, take on challenges no one else would dare take, and come up with methods no one else would discover, especially when their prime drive is fame and fortune. All that will follow later if you really love what you do. Because your work will speak itself.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Tell everyone that your mistakes are art. You can get away with a lot that Tell everyone that your mistakes are art. You can get away with a lot that way.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: If you want to be a rock star, you're not going to just walk on If you want to be a rock star, you're not going to just walk on stage. You gotta go practice in the garage until your fingers bleed. I always say that - the same with writing and the same with filmmaking - if it's really your passion, you've just got to stick with it and do it.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Really, children will support anything that is empowering to them. Really, children will support anything that is empowering to them.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll Don't give me any money, don't give me any people, but give freedom, and I'll give you a movie that looks gigantic.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: Usually, I'm just pleasing myself and I have very similar tastes I think to an Usually, I'm just pleasing myself and I have very similar tastes I think to an audience, what that core audience really likes.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: For me, Mexploitation seemed like something that should have existed, but didn't. For me, Mexploitation seemed like something that should have existed, but didn't.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just grown up with that model.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back When you go off in the world and make your life, and you come back to your home town, and you find your old high-school friends driving in the same circles, doing the same things, that's what Hollywood's like. It's a little block, little town. It doesn't really grow or change.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I don't think anyone can be more of a predator than a human being. I don't think anyone can be more of a predator than a human being.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: When you put on the glasses in a 3-D movie they just kind of sit When you put on the glasses in a 3-D movie they just kind of sit there and you forget about them.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's The challenge is what was making it exciting. You don't want to do anything that's too easy or that you know that you can pull off, otherwise it's really not worth doing.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or a kids movie.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: People talk about immigration, but they won't talk about the corruption that actually exists between People talk about immigration, but they won't talk about the corruption that actually exists between Mexico and the U.S.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: It's rare for the studios to find a filmmaker who wants to make a family It's rare for the studios to find a filmmaker who wants to make a family film. To find someone that has an idea, embraces it, has kids and wants to make something exciting - well, they don't see that too often.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: If I'm excited about it, I'm pretty sure an audience is going to enjoy it. If I'm excited about it, I'm pretty sure an audience is going to enjoy it. If I'm bored with an idea, you can bet they're going to be asleep. So I try to only do things that I'm fairly excited about.
Robert Rodriguez Sayings: The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds. The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds.