Sunday Shorts: ‘Bedhead’, directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez


Today’s film is the 1991 short Bedhead. The film marks the debut work of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, who directed, and co-wrote the film with Bryant Delafosse, as well as acting as cinematographer and editor, among other jobs. Rodriguez soon broke into feature films with El Mariachi, and has gone on to a career that has included films such as From Dusk Till Dawn, Sin City, and one half of the Grindhouse feature, titled Planet Terror. His newest film, titled Machete Kills, opens in wide release in American theatres this weekend.


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There was once a time when I thought Scarface was the best movie ever made, and Home Improvement was appointment television for me. While I still have a soft spot for both, those days of naivete are long behind me, as I’ve subsequently managed to broaden my horizons. Ambition is the most important part of a movie for me; if it tries to do something unique, tell a well-worn story in a different way, or take on large themes in a honest manner, I can forgive many flaws. If there’s one movie fact I’ve learnt after all these years, it’s that Employee of The Month is to Office Space what fast food is to fresh fruit.