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Roadracers
In his first outing (this time his job responsibilities scaled back to director, co-writer, and editor) since the surprise success of El Mariachi, Rodriguez has helmed the perfect AIP 1950s...
Film Review  July 22, 1994, by Louis Black
"...Dude races through clearly focused scenes in which the visual elements of the classic drive-in movie are visually savored. A celebration of Fifties delinquency, Roadracers is an American story about identity and conformity..."

Stay
With a script by David Benioff (25th Hour) and direction by Marc Forster of Monster's Ball fame, Stay is an ambitious experiment that never quite jells.
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Film Review  October 21, 2005, by Marc Savlov
"...It’s hard to tell, as Sam blunders along trying to figure out who Henry Letham really is, what we’re meant to accept at face value (Nothing? Everything? Does the director even know?), and what is merely symptomatic of Henry and Sam’s bizarre relationship. And what’s Janeane Garofalo doing here anyway? If nothing else, Stay is a visual tour de force; cinematographer Roberto Schaefer (Robert Rodriguez’s Roadracers) gives New York City the once over twice and ends up painting the burg in the gloomiest of melancholic color schemes..."

A Career Hooligan Looks Back, But Mostly Forward
Robert Rodriguez on a lifetime of innovation and the movie, 'El Mariachi,' that started it all
Screens Story  August 24, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...Rodriguez and his camera, shielded by a tarp, are shooting a scene in which William Sadler – whom Rodriguez first worked with on his sophomore film Roadracers – is getting his right arm severed just below the elbow. Well, the severance itself will be digitally inserted later..."

Once Upon a Time in Austin
The films, the filmmakers, the crews, the making of a scene
Screens Story  March 12, 2004, by Louis Black
"...Robert RodriguezMultihypenate, always director, often producer, writer, etc.: El Mariachi (1992); Roadracers (1994); Desperado (1995); From Dusk Till Dawn (1996); The Faculty (1998); Spy Kids (2001); Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002); Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003); Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003); The Princess of Mars (pre-production)..."

Short Cuts
XL ent's "The 20 Greatest Car Movies of All Time" gets "Short Cuts" all in a tizzy, and an upcoming production from the Wilson brothers.
Screens Column  June 13, 2003, by Marc Savlov
"...We won't even get into the audacity of putting Spielberg's nifty but generic cat-and-mouser Duel in the No. 2 slot, or ignoring altogether Robert Rodriguez's sophomore effort Roadracers, because we've got 10W30-weight Pennzoil all over our hands, and the keyboard's getting awfully slick..."

Cozying Up to The Faculty
Screens Story  December 25, 1998, by Louis Black
"...Rodriguez followed Desperado with the Showtime movie Roadracers,his segment of Four Rooms, and From Dusk Till Dawn, which was written by and co-stars Quentin Tarantino. The Film Society sponsored a riotous premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn at the Paramount, but Robert and Elizabeth couldn't make it (Quentin Tarantino hosted)...."

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Columns  October 3, 1997, by Louis Black
"...Last week, CinemaTexas presented a very successful short film festival, just weeks after the Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, which was also incredibly successful. Last night (Wednesday) also saw the members-only screening celebrating the video release of Robert Rodriguez's made-for-Showtime movie RoadRacers..."

Short Cuts
Screens Column  September 26, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The AFS also hosts a members-only event with Robert Rodriguez on Wednesday, Oct. 1 to celebrate the video release of his made-for-TV film RoadRacers; call them at 322-0145 to become a member......"

Dancing About Architecture
How's Yer Johnson?
Music Column  August 2, 1996, by Ken Lieck
"...Can't wait to see their choices.... Spiders and Flies I guess it's called the Web because you can get caught in it so easily, as evidenced by a posting on Chris Isaak which recently caused a bit of a stir. The post quoted a supposed Fort Worth Star-Telegram story dated March 22 of this year, claiming that filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and Morgan Creek Pictures had signed a $2.4 million deal with Isaak sideman/sax maniac Johnny Reno to do movie music. The film company and Reno both are baffled as to where this story came from, and Reno says that "Robert's a friend [but] there's no deal in the works or anything like that." Reno has appeared in films and on television before, notably as a band leader in Rodriguez' Roadracers, but insists he has got no film work coming up in the near future and that the project referred to in the posting, Hang Time, doesn't even exist..."

Desperado HoursFor a Few Dollars More
Screens Story  September 1, 1995, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...She speaks articulately and passionately about her resistance to Mexican stereotyping and her wonderful new friendship with Robert Rodriguez and his co-producer and wife Elizabeth Avellán. She also starred in Rodriguez's Roadracers, the Showtime movie he made last year, as well as a couple of his upcoming releases: the Quentin Tarantino-scripted From Dusk Till Dawn and Rodriguez's self-scripted Til Death Do Us Part..."

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