Sir Nuggit
Sir Nuggit

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Posted:Calling all comic and film buffs.

Sin City has got to be one of the best films I've ever seen (and I've seen quite a few).

It's about sex, violence, revenge, kept promises and yet more violence and is filmed in black and white with blood, dresses and lipstick in red or yellow. It creates the illusion of a moving comic combined with the (monolougued) old private dick films of the early 60's.

Similar to Pulp Fiction in it's formula, the story follows multiple stories with the lead character being the actual City itself. Although the stories (3 major stories) are only related via the City, there are a couple of cross-overs during the one night but no interaction or consequences between characters.

It's brilliantly filmed and directed and the casting is spot on (Jessica Alba and Brittany Murphy phwoar *drool*) and this film knocks spots of anything this year.

The ending leaves you satisfied yet yearning for more, but my words can't do it justice, go see it for yourself.

Rating

9/10 nuggits

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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Posted:I agree with Nuggit, yet I believe it wasnt shot in Black and White, that was done later i believe smile

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

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PyroWill
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Posted:But what an amazing film, I've just gone and bought the book, well story 1, marv's story

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Sir Nuggit
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Posted:Most memorable lines from said film

MARV

smile "I love hitmen. No matter what you do to them, you don't feel bad."

smile Marv: "I had a fight with some cops."
Lucille: "Didn't kill and of them did you?"
Marv: "Not that I know of, but they know they been in a fight, that's for damn sure."

HARTIGAN

smile "There's wrong and there's WRONG. And then there's this."

smile "When it comes to consoling 19-year-old girls, I'm about as expert as a palsy patient performing brain surgery with a pipe wrench."

smile "And after I pull off that miracle, maybe I'll go punch out God."

DWIGHT

smile "I'm Shellie's new boyfriend and I'm out of my mind. If you so much as talk to her or even think her name, I'll cut you in ways that'll make you useless to a woman."

smile [hand grenade lands at his feet] "And everything seemed to be going so well."

smile "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.


smile "Little Miho, you're an angel, you're a saint, you're Mother Teresa, you're Elvis. You're God. And if you'd gotten here about ten minutes sooner, we'd still have Jackie-Boy's head."

smile "She doesn't quite chop his head off, she makes a pez dispenser out of him."

THE SALESMAN


smile "The wind rises electric. She's soft and warm and almost weightless. Her perfume is sweet promise that brings tears to my eyes. I tell her that everything will be all right; that I'll save her from whatever she's scared and take her far far away. I tell her that I love her."
[silenced gunshot]
"The silencer makes a whisper of the gunshot. I hold her close until she's gone. I'll never know what she was running from. I'll cash her check in the morning."


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Posted:I think it's a fantastic film, the best one I've seen in ages.

It's refreshing to see a comic book film actually made from the comic, rather than the studios rewriting it to make it crappy, which seems to be the norm at the moment.


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=Flashpoint=
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Posted:Absolutely bloody brilliant!

Coolest, sharpest, the dialogue is amazing, and the stories don't have happy endings. Great!

Two thumbs fresh!


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Dom
Dom

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Posted:Actually, I didn't like it. I thought it was all a bit too much and not done 'right'. Can't be clearer than that I'm afraid, it's late.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Posted:i saw "sin city" and thought you were talking about my life ubbangel

i swear i'm a good girl and none of my pay-check gets spent at the pub!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

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Fire Taiger
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Posted:saw it, loved it, buying it when it hits dvd.

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linden rathen
linden rathen

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Posted:im gunna go with the trend - i loved the film pretty original in how it was filmed and nice to see a well done crossover from comic to film

gotta say though that marvs best line is
"nice jacket - shame to get blood on it"

from watching that i wanna see them do the same thing with the sandman comics and watchmen smile


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Posted:Any1 else seen a graphic novel that involves the superheroes, but without powers... Not like they lost em, but that they never had em...

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PyroWill
PyroWill

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Posted:the punisher is a good one i believe

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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linden rathen
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Posted:night watch has some super heros with no powers

and batman has no powers :P


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TheBovrilMonkey
TheBovrilMonkey

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Posted:I agree, the punisher is a good one. I recommend starting with Garth Ennis' Welcome Back Frank, which is generally fantastic, although a trifle comical at some points. not a bad thing for most comic book type things, but I don't think it works too well in a story about man who kills people all the time.



For Batman (my personal favourite), I'd go for Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns, quite possibly the best comic I've ever read smile



There's Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen too, although a couple of them have superpowers. Ignore the film if you've seen it, it's the same in name only and far, far better.

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Posted:Oh sorry guys, and I know this is offtopic

I dont think I was too clear... There was a specific graphic novel, featuring most of the Marvel characters as if they had never had powers, and it was pretty much set in the "real" world... i.e. Peter Parker is just a geek, he gets bitten by a spider, sho 'nuff, but it only makes him ill...


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Sir Nuggit
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Posted:
Sounds like a cool comic - where may I found said literature?



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UCOF
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Posted:I will hopefully be watching this in 8 hours and 45 minutes.

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I also need to see the league of gentlemen film.


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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

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Posted:My friend said League of Gentleman did not live up to the hype. I haven't seen Sin City yet, but I really really want to.

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squarexbear
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Posted:ooh sin city was the sex.
it made me want to buy hotpants and tote a big gun.
i was impressed with the film in general, but for some reason the bullet wounds did it for me - fleshy explosions, rather than a neat little hole with some blood. yum.


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Posted:Don't know Nuggit, but I would like to find out myself... I saw it in Borders once when I was skint...

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linden rathen
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Posted:isnt that a one off episode?
i know they did a TV episode of spiderman where they come into the real world briefly so i wouldnt be surprised if there were a few longer comics on it


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Posted:its a one off big graphic novel, full story...

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Posted:Found it...
http://www.brokenfrontier.com/lowdown/details.php?id=114


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Jo
Jo

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Posted:I loved it, but it damn near traumatized my girlfriend. Seriously, she was in a state of shock for hours - sign of a good film smile

Best bits for me: Marv in general, and the first taste of Old Town justice from Miho.

Jo.


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Posted:Yes.. Miho Scary...

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Sir Nuggit
Sir Nuggit

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Posted:Written by: =Flashpoint=

Yes.. Miho Scary...



She can walk in front of me down a dark alleyway any night. hug


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Posted:ditto

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