Frank Miller's Sin City: The Making of the Movie Hardcover – Apr 25 2005
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A film noir updated for the digital age, Sin City is a fetishistically faithful big-screen rendition of Miller's hardboiled graphic novels. Film director Rodriguez was so intent on capturing the distinctive visual look of Miller's art that he insisted, against the objections of the Director's Guild of America, on the writer-artist getting co-director billing. An all-star cast, including Bruce Willis and Benicio Del Toro, was shot against a green screen and inserted into digitally created settings, which permitted exact fidelity to Miller's graphics. This attractively designed book publishes Rodriguez' screenplay adaptation, accompanied by corresponding comics panels and production shots to reveal how closely the film hews to its inspiration. Also featured are commentary by Rodriguez and Miller, interviews with cast and crew, conceptual designs and other artwork, and sections on costumes and the cars in the film. The moguls expect crowds in Kill Bill, if not Pulp Fiction, numbers, and many of those viewers will be the sort of obsessive, repeat-viewing fanatics who will seek out this hardcover geeks' guide. Gordon Flagg
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In this book you'll find some great photography of the actors and scenes from the movie (no nudity). You'll find the entire script, which along with the photos accounts for 75% of the book.
The other 25%: The cast and crew pat each other on the back a lot. A number of comic book drawings are presented alongside the same scene in the movie. There's a good overview of the creation of the makeup effects, custom weapons, costumes and jewelry.
What's missing is a discussion of the digital process. There are a couple green screen photos in color, but most set photos are in black and white. There's no mention of the software used to create anything nor the companies or artists involved in that creation. Since so much of this movie was created in the computer I found that a little odd. If that's what you think you're buying then don't.
Perhaps they thought computer stuff was too technical and not as interesting as showing the casting process for the weapons etc. You decide.
If you love the movie and Frank Miller I think you'll be happy with this book. The hardback makes a nice coffee table book for the household without young children.
Not bad, though, if you can get it at a good price.