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Showing posts from April, 2005

deep shadows and brilliant highlights

"It's time to prove to your friends that you're worth a damn. Sometimes that means dying, sometimes it means killing a whole lot of people." When it comes to movies, I am definitely in the style over substance camp and Sin City is overflowing with style. Meaning, it would likely get a pretty fine review from me without any story at all. But Sin City not only looks amazing, but it also has some substance along with all of the blood that often runs thick and white and rain that pours down in white lines during much of the film. The look of Sin City raises it above the typical motion picture and into the realm of art. In Sin City, Robert Rodriguez has brought the work of Frank Miller to the big screen not just by telling the stories of Sin City, but by using the graphic novels as his storyboards, painstakingly reproducing each frame into film and giving the film its very innovative look. And the result is glorious to behold. Shot in glorious black and white and usin