Friday, April 01, 2005

Sin City Rules

The first great movie of 2005 is out - Sin City. This is based on the Sin City graphic novels (aka very adult comic books) and isn't an adaptation but more of a literal transfer of the comic to the screen. It is directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (the creator of the comic). Rodriguez got some shit from the Directors' Guild about a co-director credit so he quit the DGA. So now the credits even include special guest director Quentin Tarantino.

I'd best describe it as a high-tech film noir with lots of blood, guts & sluts - and a surprising amount of humor. It features multiple overlapping story lines, all based in the seamy underbelly of Sin City. Technically it breaks all sorts of new ground -- it has the most seamless transitions of live action to digital trickery I've ever seen. A great ride.

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