A Critical Analysis of Sin City

A Critical Analysis of Sin City

A review of sin city

A Critical Analysis on Sin City

Clip duration: (1) 3 minutes Name:Garima Sharma
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Sin City, is a movie adaptation of a graphic novel series of the same name by Frank Miller. It highlights the *film noir (also christened neo-noir) style of film-making and is replete with Robert Rodriguez’ signature special effects to add to the contrasted colouring seen throughout the movie. This may be due to Rodriguez’ quirkiness to stay as real to the book as cinematically possible. However, the colour scheme works to the film’s advantage in setting up and perhaps even justifying the starkness of characters and situations in the movie. Personally I think that since the movie is very closely based on the comic series, it basically interweaves the stories in a damsel in distress setting that require a male hero to undergo a questionably noble mission for the sake of a female character. A stylistic nod to classic noir. Most of it is done in first-person narrative monologues and comprises of 4 complete episodes starting from “The “Customer is Always Right” to “That Yellow Bastard”(part one) progressing onto “The Hard Goodbye, “The Big Fat Kill, and finally the second part of That Yellow Bastard”. Since there are a multitude of stories I’d like to draw parallels amongst all the characters simultaneously.
The movie is filled with a lot of irony clad and conflicting emotions which is what enlivens the anti-hero element in all the stories. This is the most striking aspect of the film to me because all of Miller’s characters are not superheroes or do-gooder underdogs. In the movie they’re just people who despite their obvious perverted traits, are the one’s who save the day. Marv, Dwight, Hartigan even the Salesman (played by Josh...

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