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    Sin City [22]

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    I have seen the trailers for this film and my first thought was "Black Film" or in French, Film Noir There are really black spaces in the film. And it is not a matter of under exposure, but of specific lighting.

    I wonder now if Film Noir was not somewhat of an accident of budgeting. Perhaps, there was only enough money for one set light and you had to make the most of it.

    In any case, the movie is taken from the Frank Miller Graphic novel. I have never read it, but I owned the Batman: Dark Knight graphic novels, also by Miller. Those are drawn with very dark spaces too. So they must have lifted the comic characters right onto the screen. With comic books, budgeting would have forced light or white spaces. Black spaces would have consumed much more valuable ink. So in the early days comic book writers might have been forced to avoid drawing large areas of black.

    I am not sure if I can see Benicio Del Toro as a bad guy. He was very likable in Traffic. However, this is Film Noir. So violence will prevail. I wonder how much backlit smoke there will be. Check out the review of Out of The Past to get some tips on the archtypical Film Noir.

    I am going to want to see this. Look for a Frank Miller cameo. He was in Spiderman 2. The real movie for 2005 will be Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, so I am saving my dimes for that theater run. {BB}

    Robert Rodriguez ("Spy Kids," "Once Upon a Time in Mexico") and comic book icon Frank Miller co-direct "Sin City," based on the series of graphic novels created, written, and illustrated by Miller. "Sin City" is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames, some searching for vengeance, some for redemption and others, both. The film incorporates storylines from three of Miller's graphic novels including 'Sin City,' which launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series, as well as 'That Yellow Bastard' and 'The Big Fat Kill.'

    Rodriguez, along with Miller, translated these legendary stories from page to screen by remaining absolutely faithful to the look, feel and dialogue of the books.

    "Sin City" stars Bruce Willis as Hartigan, a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba); Mickey Rourke as Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie (Jaime King), and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley (Brittany Murphy), who spends his nights defending Gail (Rosario Dawson) and her Old Towne girls (Devon Aoki and Alexis Bledel) from Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro), a dirty cop with a penchant for violence.

    Added: March 29th 2005
    Reviewer: BB
    29 Point Scale Score: 22    [22]

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