Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.
Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark. Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home. Crooked cops. Sexy dames. Desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge. Others lust after redemption. And then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care. Three stories - shocking, suspenseful and searing - come to the fore in a new motion picture from co-directors Frank Miller (comics idol and author of the Sin City comics) and Robert Rodriguez - with special guest director Quentin Tarantino!
Sin City was one of several films around the world to be shot on a completely "digital backlot"; with all the acting shot in front of a green screen and the backgrounds added during post-production). While the other movies Immortel (ad vitam) (2004), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004), and Casshern (2004) were shot first, Rodriguez's use of High-Definition digital cameras (like 'Sky Captain') in addition to the 'backlot' method makes Sin City one of the world's first 'fully-digital' live action motion pictures.
Desperate to create Sin Cityas a translation rather than a 'Hollywood' adaptation, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller actually used the panels from the original comic books as storyboards for the movie. The visual style strongly echoes the comics throughout, with the black and white footage broken up, momentarily, by splashes of colour in certain scenes - a similar effect was used in Pleasantville. Needless to say, this all contributes to make - possibly - the greatest, most authentic comic book 'translation' yet...