3.30.2005

Sin City

...is the first movie that I've really, really wanted to see in a long time. I saw the trailer at the Uptown before watching The Aviator. Absolutely breathtaking.

From JM McNab's description, I just want to see it more.

The stories are well thought out and often surprising, but it is the execution of the visuals that makes this movie truly remarkable. Shot on digital and made almost entirely in front of a green screen, Sin City is as stylized as the original artwork that inspired it. In fact, technology afforded Rodriguez such capacity to duplicate Miller's drawings that Miller received a co-director credit and became a collaborator.

The visual style of the graphic novels is clearly influenced by the film noir movement of the '40s and '50s. By reintroducing these images to cinema after having first been filtered through the artistry of Frank Miller's comic, Rodriguez achieves a dynamic effect - it's like a watching a film noir on mescaline. This movie is so expressionistic it makes Fritz Lang look like Jean Renoir.


Read the full review.

Once this freaking appellate brief is completed, I'm so going to the movies.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...really still alive...

2 comments:

Scott said...

Wait until Saturday, and I'm there. If you haven't read the comics, they can be made available (on loan) in convenient collected form.

Mr. X said...

If plans don't allow me to go tonight, saturday it is. If I can fit it in between kendo and studying, that is.

Yours truly,
Mr. X

...revving his bike...