Saturday, August 23, 2014

Robert Rodríguez On Storytelling and "Hispanic" Stories

Filmmaker-El Rey network chief
Robert Rodríguez in his office at
Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
Photo by Brent Humphreys
for The Hollywood Reporter.
We have to create storytelling that has universal appeal. That's how I had to sell Miramax on  Spy Kids. They asked me, "Why are you making them Hispanic? Why don't you just make them American?" I said, "They are American! It's based on my family." I told them, "You don't have to be British to enjoy James Bond." The more specific you can make them, the more universal. Spy KidsMacheteDesperado — they are Hispanic films, but they're for anyone. You can't beat people with the Latin stick. Even Hispanics don't want that.

Check out Stacey Wilson's profile of filmmaker-El Rey network chief Robert Rodríguez in The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.

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