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"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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)..."
"...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..."
"...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)...."
"...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..."
"...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......"
"...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..."
"...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..."