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The News and Observer from Raleigh, North Carolina • 77

Raleigh, North Carolina
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CZ A1 DITPI FOR PHONE ORDERS INFORMATION 783-5330 The Basketworks is located across from Darryl's on Hwy 70 in Oak Park Shopping Center -f I 4 Oteagelt 1 11 Ved L'Aiiii flatl Zove Spoil Her this Mother's Day with our Breakfast Basket in Bed Fresh Croissants Muffins Orange Juice and Coffee delivered fresh Mother's Day Morning Delivered Mother's Day Morning in Raleigh Cary Filmmaker builds a $71000 film with the right blocks BY ROBBIE ROBERTS STAFF WRITER i 1Mariachi" is already a low-budget legend Robert Rodriguez a 24-year-old wunderkind of sorts co-wrote directed photographed edited and produced the film for a paltry $7000 Rodriguez is blessed with a kinetic brilliance This is an action movie that leaps from chase to chase and Rodriguez again and again builds strong sequences with a gritty shooting style While showing technical superiority and an advanced cinematic literacy "El Mariachi" lacks a certain soul This movie is above all a resume Rodriguez's work will be seen again and again on the strength of the talent he displays but the story leaves no real impression That doesn't mean he isn't successful as a writer He understands that movies aren't what anybody says they're what you see In the tale such as it is a young mariachi (Carlos Gallardo) is mistaken for a local thug (Jaime De Hoyos) who has been double-crossed by a former business associate Both the mariachi and the thug carry a guitar case but only one of them plays the guitar The turtle And one scene when the mariachi must sing beautifully on demand or face bodily harm from a local drug lord's former girlfriend (Consuelo Gomez) is uproarious But mostly "El Mariachi" puts its hero in danger and lets him run jump and shoot his way out of it It is as much a student film as a feature film In the style of many European filmmakers this movie's images were recorded in 14 furious shooting days then the soundtrack laboriously impressively built in the studio The soundtrack reportedly done after Colombia Pictures bought the distribution rights makes the film relatively seamless to watch smoothing over Rodriguez's few shooting problems "El Mariachi" is a filmmaking primer The building blocks of moviemaking are on display from the outset a sequence at a border-town jail Watching is a technical reward and a promise of good things to come ffiole 3review Et MANIACCI 1Y2 Stars: Carlos Gallardo Jaime De Hoyos Ceivriterdrector: Robert Rodriguez Theaters: Studio Raleigh Chelsea Chapel Hill ROM A other plays with bullets The most alluring aspect of "El Mariachi" is Rodriguez's sense of humor The movie is full of a loopy wit down to its last image of a man an orphaned pit bull strapped to a motorcycle and a 1 'N I kV TjApirr- WORKS r---- A BASKETFUL OP cirTs Ext 1987 Delivery to Raleigh Cary RIP Shipping UPS Nationwide 42-z 11 Ari(14 4tV IA fi borrowed cum god a Dom BY GREGG BARRIOS NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE 1'1 ii 1 I Let's Go Fishing Grilled Salmon 1250 Areal topped with superb dill sauce Shrimp Tempura 925 Baby shrimp in a light batter delicately fried to a golden brown with just a hint of garlic jambalaya 875 -Spicy cajun dish with rice chicken shrimp and smoked sausage "Guaranteed" to be hot! Broiled Fish market price Prepared according to instructions from an old Bertie County man who loved the sea The recipe has probably never been written down but it is a classic Eastern North Carolina way of saying "Just add a little of this and a pinch of that" Shrimp Salad With Fresh Fruit 795 Even the mermaids couldn't keep this treasure a secret Chef Lee's Crabcakes 950 Two fresh backfin crabmeat cakes served with roumalade 1250 925 875 price 795 01 II i vuir Ail i s4P'-e---wr-7 feAs It74 4 I Mariachi" Robert Rodriguez's action-ad- rf venture about a musician mistaken for a gunslinger had audiences queuing up at film festivals from Tel- 1 luride to Toronto to Sundance The 24-year-old filmmaker never expected that his homemade Spanish-language feature produced for the video market with a budget of $7000 would suc- rcnrt ceed But it has "My film has a good story" Rodriquez says "Au- 04rArtf me diences realize money has nothing to do with that Otherwise 'Hudson Hawk' would be the best movie a 6 ever made" Rodriguez a native of San Antonio Texas had been making short videos for 12 years with a camera 4 his father bought to make sales presentations of cookware He and a friend Carlos Gallardo who stars in "g1Mariachi" managed to come up with i --') $9000 Theymadc the movie in 11 days in'G4Ilarlo i I SUCCESS -STORY: Robert Rodriguez made his Continued on P'-i'xi page' 7 1 1 fitrYi with 22 percent of its budget to spare' 6 i -4e-- ia 41r16lis44 0 :4 i t7's a ki i cc sauce Dinner at Ch Vo eRestautant RAMADA INN CRAETREE RALEIGH NC: 7827525 10 Sunday 5:30 9 1.

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