Learning From Sundance: El Mariachi

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Last time we were looking at Clerks for lessons we can take away from previous independent films, which was shot for under $30,000. Today, we look at a film that was shot for even less: Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi was filmed for a little over $7,000. El … [Read more...]

Three Successful Indie Films Made For Under $10,000

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Three things all burgeoning indie filmmakers should possess are; talent, tenacity and of course money. But, while the latter is not always easy to come by, its importance is dwarfed if you have an abundance of the first two. Don't believe me? Well, here are a … [Read more...]

Robert Rodriguez Celebrates El Mariachi Anniversary With Film Contest

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Can you believe it's been twenty-five years since Robert Rodriguez made El Mariachi?  For his first feature film, Rodriguez spent time in a drug study to raise the $7,000 he needed to make it. Now, to celebrate its anniversary, and the launch of his new reality … [Read more...]

Sound 101: Where To Find Music For Your Film For Any Budget

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Music production, like film production, has been getting cheaper and easier than ever. John Carpenter and Robert Rodriguez are just two examples of filmmakers, who not only produced and directed their own films, but who also wrote the scores for them, as well. If … [Read more...]

Alita: Battle Angel Casts Jackie Earle Haley

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Jackie Earle Haley has joined the cast of Alita: Battle Angel to be produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It's based on one of my all time favorite comic book series published by Viz here in North America. For years I've been waiting for … [Read more...]

James Cameron Hires Robert Rodriguez To Direct Battle Angel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) James Cameron has enlisted the help of director Robert Rodriguez to finally get Battle Angel made after 15 years of development. Cameron started working on the long gestating project back in 2000, while also developing Avatar at the same time, and co-wrote a … [Read more...]

Sundance Ignite Will Give Young Filmmakers Chance To Go To Fest

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) The Sundance Film Festival is considered by many to be the independent film festival by many having launched careers like Kevin Smith and Robert Rodriguez with their films Clerks and El Mariachi, respectively. Now the Sundance Institute has announced a new program … [Read more...]

Robert Rodriguez To Celebrate El Marichi’s 25th Anniversary With Another $7,000 Film

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Back in 1992, just as the independent film scene was about to explode, a then unknown Robert Rodriguez premiered El Mariachi, an action film about a mariachi who's mistaken as a hitman, that was made for about $7,000. The film launched Rodriguez's career, and 25 … [Read more...]

Indie Filmmakers Benefit From American Film Market’s TV Revolution

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At the American Film Market (AFM), buyers and sellers are seeing something they have never seen before... the emergence of television as a viable access point to the American Film Market for independents. And while A-list stars and directors are still crowding the TV … [Read more...]

doddle TV Preview – Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

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By Jeremiah Hall (doddleNEWS) doddle TV takes a look at Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, as co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez helm the sequel to the 2005 hit, both of which were adaptations of Frank Miller's groundbreaking comic book series. Here's the official plot: Co-directors … [Read more...]

The Hateful Eight Teaser To Hit Screens Before Sin City 2

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) A teaser for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will be screened before Sin City: A Dame To Kill For – even though production on the film starts next year. While the Pulp Fiction director has been embroiled in a lawsuit with website Gawker over the leaking of … [Read more...]

Deadpool Test Footage Excites Fans for Movie

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Could Ryan Reynolds Rejuvenate His Portrayal As The Character? By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) There was going to be a Deadpool movie. But after he was 'killed off' in the mediocre X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and after the demise of DC's Green Lantern movie starring Ryan Reynolds, it seemed that … [Read more...]

2014 Summer Movies Preview, Part 4 – August

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy This month sees the arrival of one of Marvel's most ambitious movies to date, Guardians of the Galaxy. Adapted from a little known comic, the blockbuster is being helmed by James Gunn, who previously directed the dark and quirky comedy … [Read more...]

Comic-Con: Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Red Band Trailer! [NSFW]

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By Heath McKnight (doddleNEWS) At Comic-Con, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez released a red band trailer, and it's now online! It's Not Safe For Work, but it's pretty killer (literally and figuratively), plus several new posters! You gotta love that the … [Read more...]

A Geek’s Reaction to the new Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) In roughly two and a half months, we'll get Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Finally! It's been nearly 10 years since the first film opened, and just a few months since the first trailer, so it's about time we got a second … [Read more...]

New ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Character Posters!

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Has it been nearly ten years already, Sin City? Robert Rodriguez and went out of his way to make a comic book movie that was as close to the comics as possible. Not only did he try to stay as close to the written source material and framing but also the stark … [Read more...]