If you're just creative, you'll always have to rely on technical people. If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.

— Robert Rodriguez

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People don't live in Austin to work, they work to live there.

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Too many creative people don't wanna learn how to be technical, so what happens? They become dependent on technical people. Become technical. You can learn that. If you're creative and technical, you're unstoppable.

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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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When you take technology and mix it with art, you always come up with something innovative.

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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.

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Data scientists are statisticians because being a statistician is awesome and anyone who does cool things with data is a statistician.

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I don't think anyone can be more of a predator than a human being.

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I always wanted to be a stay-at-home dad making art, making movies.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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About Robert Rodriguez

Quotes 75 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Director
Birthday October 16

Creative people are notoriously the slowest to adopt new technology.

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I do like strong women in my movies. I have five sisters, so I've just grown up with that model.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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Ever director has at least 10 bad films in them.

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You create superheroes to take care of problems that can't really be solved another way.

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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.

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I love working with great actors.

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I have so many friends who don't know how to cook.

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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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Yeah, I was always a big fan of noir.

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I kind of like working fast.

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Sometimes I feel like I'm in a dream world, because it doesn't always seem too logical how things work out.

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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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I want to push technology boundaries to be more efficient.

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That six or seven hours you have to be in bed with your eyes closed. What a waste!

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The studios don't finance anymore, they get outside funds.

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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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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.

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A lot of 3D movies have so much on the screen that you almost don't know where to look.

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I collect a lot of art.

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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.

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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.

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I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or a kids movie.

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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.

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Creativity, not money, is used to solve problems.

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When you put on the glasses in a 3-D movie they just kind of sit there and you forget about them.

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When given an opportunity, deliver excellence and never quit.

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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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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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There are real issues going on in just about any movie that's got fun elements to it.

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It's such a drag to make a movie.

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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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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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Television series always have a lot of characters because you want people to identify with someone on the show, who will be your eyes.

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