A stylish neo-noir, based on Miller’s graphic novel series of the same name, that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.
It has been said that Frank Miller has produced some of the best movies never seen on the big screen, which, up until 2005’s Sin City, was as true a sentiment as could be said of a living artist. Known for bringing a cinematic eye to the world of comics, the acclaimed writer/artist has made a name for himself by reinventing the craft under the tutelage of comic veteran Neil Adams, while adding in his love of Akira Kurosawa and the sequential storytelling of another comic legend, Will Eisner. Fate eventually brought Miller to Hollywood, though his trip was a long and arduous one.
Born on January 27, 1957, in Olney, MD, the artist spent most of his youth in Vermont pouring through film and crime fiction before making his way to New York City, eventually landing a drawing gig on a Twilight Zone comic from the publisher Gold Key in 1977. After a few stints here and there with other books from more renowned companies, Miller eventually landed a penciling position on Daredevil with… read more
The man behind some of the most innovative, creative, and visually inventive action films of the late ‘90s and early 2000s, director Robert Rodriguez is the epitome of the do-it-yourself attitude and a renaissance man of cinema. Directing, shooting, and editing nearly every one of his films, Rodriguez’s energetic and self-immersing approach to filmmaking has resulted in some of the most stylish and exciting action films in modern cinema.
Born June 20, 1968 into a large family that included ten siblings, Rodriguez was never lacking in inspiration due to the antics of his brothers and sisters and became fascinated with cartooning and filmmaking at an early age. Prompted to jump behind the camera after becoming enamored by John Carpenter’s Escape From New York at age 12, the fledgling director’s brothers and sisters served as a capable cast and crew, and with his father’s Super-8 camera in hand, Rodriguez took his first steps toward auteurhood. Shocked by the cost of developing… read more
Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Tony Tarantino, an actor and amateur musician who was born in Queens, New York, and Connie McHugh, a nurse. Tarantino’s father is Italian American and his mother is of Irish and Cherokee ancestry. He was raised by his mother, as his parents separated before his birth. When he was two years old, he moved to Torrance, California and later to the Harbor City neighborhood where he went to Fleming Junior High School in Lomita and took drama classes. He attended Narbonne High School in Harbor City for his freshman year before dropping out of school at age 15, to attend an acting class full time at the James Best Theater Company in Toluca Lake.
At age 22 he worked at the Video Archives, a now-defunct video rental store in Manhattan Beach where he and fellow movie enthusiasts, including Roger Avary, discussed cinema and customer video recommendations at length. He paid close attention to the types of films people liked to rent and… read more
Definitely somewhat beautiful, but overloaded (for my taste) with brutality, murder, blood... Tarantino violence is one thing - he ALWAYS manages to make it look artistic - but this is a little different. It gets to a point where the plot gets a little lost in all the bloodshed.
Two and a half years ago it could fairly be said as late as daybreak on Christmas morning that Frank Miller was among the best-known comic
This film doesn’t follow the standard linear plot line you all grew up to know and love. Instead we watch 3 main stories unfold, and understand the entity that is “Sin City”. In each story we have… read review
I quite enjoyed this little epic, admiring the skill with which it reproduced the trashy effects and stilted sexist dialect of pulp cartoon fiction (aka “graphic novels”). The coloured eyes were particularly… read review
An amazingly detailed and dead on adaption from Frank Miller’s universe. The visual style is unlike any other and almost dreamlike. The entire cast was perfect, you couldn’t ask for better performances… read review