History Trivia / SinCity

24th Aug '16 6:33:55 AM fearlessnikki
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* CastTheExpert: Jamie Chung had only a day to prepare for her role as Miho in the second film, but had already undergone weapons and fight training for ''Film/SuckerPunch'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.



* ContractualPurity: It appears as if Elijah Wood and Alexis Bledel were attempting to break out of it, respectively playing a cannibal and a hooker. Wood had just come off playing Frodo Baggins, while Bledel had been known for ''Gilmore Girls'' and ''The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants''.

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* ContractualPurity: It appears as if Elijah Wood and Alexis Bledel were attempting to break out of it, respectively playing a cannibal and a hooker. Wood had just come off playing Frodo Baggins, while Bledel had been known for ''Gilmore Girls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants''.''Film/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravellingPants''. The sequel also features a cameo from Alexa Vega as a stripper - Vega had been a child star best known for ''Film/SpyKids''. Ironically both films were directed by Robert Rodriguez.



** Jamie Cheung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho.

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** Jamie Cheung Chung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho.Miho, due to the latter being pregnant while filming was going on.



* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Creator/JessicaAlba.

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* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Creator/JessicaAlba. This is mostly due to Alba playing a character a few years younger than herself (see above), while Willis plays Hartigan over a ten year time period.



* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: The sequel is finally going to be in [[http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2012/04/sin-city-2-is-go-at-last.html production.]]

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* SavedFromDevelopmentHell: SavedFromDevelopmentHell:
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The sequel is had been in DevelopmentHell for years, and was finally going to be released in [[http://www.flickeringmyth.com/2012/04/sin-city-2-is-go-at-last.html production.]]2014, nine years after the first.
4th Jul '16 5:49:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorInJoke: Both Nancy and Wendy drive cars with the licence plate 'LEV 311'. Robert Rodriguez gives that to his favourite female characters in all his movies. It's a reference to his wife Lynn Varley, whose birthday is March 11th.

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* CreatorInJoke: Both Nancy and Wendy drive cars with the licence plate 'LEV 311'. Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez gives that to his favourite female characters in all his movies. It's a reference to his wife Lynn Varley, whose birthday is March 11th.



** Creator/RobertRodriguez originally asked Creator/HansZimmer to score the music, but Zimmer couldn't accept it, as he was in England at the time preparing ''Film/BatmanBegins.

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** Creator/RobertRodriguez originally asked Creator/HansZimmer to score the music, but Zimmer couldn't accept it, as he was in England at the time preparing ''Film/BatmanBegins.Film/BatmanBegins.
4th Jul '16 5:44:49 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/AngelinaJolie, Creator/RachelWeisz, Creator/MichelleWilliams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/AnneHathaway and Creator/JenniferLawrence were all considered for Ava Lord in the sequel.
4th Jul '16 5:41:01 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cardinal Roark is a dwarf in the book, and Rutger Hauer isn't. Needless to say, he's a OneSceneWonder and most don't care that he's different.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cardinal Roark is a dwarf in the book, and Rutger Hauer Creator/RutgerHauer isn't. Needless to say, he's a OneSceneWonder and most don't care that he's different.



** Nancy is said to be nineteen years old. Jessica Alba was twenty four.
** Becky is implied to be much younger than the rest of the Old Town girls, possibly still a teenager. Alexis Bledel was twenty four, and only two years younger than Rosario Dawson.

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** Nancy is said to be nineteen years old. Jessica Alba Creator/JessicaAlba was twenty four.
** Becky is implied to be much younger than the rest of the Old Town girls, possibly still a teenager. Alexis Bledel Creator/AlexisBledel was twenty four, and only two years younger than Rosario Dawson.Creator/RosarioDawson.
4th Jul '16 5:39:32 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** In the film of ''A Dame to Kill For'', the way Hartigan's ghost talks to Nancy is very reminiscent of Bruce Willis's role in ''Film/TheSixthSense''.

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** In the film of ''A Dame to Kill For'', the way Hartigan's ghost talks to Nancy is very reminiscent of Bruce Willis's Creator/BruceWillis's role in ''Film/TheSixthSense''.



** Gail calls Dwight 'Lancelot.' Around this time Clive Owen had also starred in ''Film/KingArthur'', though playing Arthur and not Lancelot.

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** Gail calls Dwight 'Lancelot.' Around this time Clive Owen Creator/CliveOwen had also starred in ''Film/KingArthur'', though playing Arthur and not Lancelot.



* FakeAmerican: Englishman Clive Owen as Dwight.

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* FakeAmerican: Englishman Clive Owen Creator/CliveOwen as Dwight.



** Josh Brolin replaces Clive Owen as Dwight [=McCarthy=], as the story is set before ''"The Big Fat Kill"'' [[TheNthDoctor and Dwight's facial reconstruction.]] Owen was intended to return as Dwight post-surgery (with Brolin pre-surgery), but his schedule prevented it.

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** Josh Brolin Creator/JeremyPiven replaces Clive Owen Creator/MichaelMadsen as Bob.
** Creator/JoshBrolin replaces Creator/CliveOwen
as Dwight [=McCarthy=], as the story is set before ''"The Big Fat Kill"'' [[TheNthDoctor and Dwight's facial reconstruction.]] Owen was intended to return as Dwight post-surgery (with Brolin pre-surgery), but his schedule prevented it.
4th Jul '16 5:34:48 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Michael Madsen amusingly shows up right after someone else gets their [[Film/ReservoirDogs ear blown off]]. Although this time ''he's'' the cop.
* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's makeup was Benicio Del Toro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.

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** Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen amusingly shows up right after someone else gets their [[Film/ReservoirDogs ear blown off]]. Although this time ''he's'' the cop.
* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's makeup was Benicio Del Toro's Creator/BenicioDelToro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.



* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Jessica Alba.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Jessica Alba signed on not knowing that Nancy dances completely naked. She asked for the nudity to be removed. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller agreed, feeling there was no need for it.

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* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Jessica Alba.
Creator/JessicaAlba.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Jessica Alba Creator/JessicaAlba signed on not knowing that Nancy dances completely naked. She asked for the nudity to be removed. Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez and Frank Miller Creator/FrankMiller agreed, feeling there was no need for it.



* ThrowItIn: One of the biggest examples of this trope. Michael Madsen reportedly approached Robert Rodriguez at the ''Film/KillBill'' wrap party and asked why he hadn't been cast in ''Sin City'' yet. Rodriguez then gave him the role of Bob, the only part that hadn't been cast yet.
* TypeCasting: Mickey Rourke as an ugly, down on his luck bruiser with a heart of gold? He was born to play Marv. In fact, when FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."

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* ThrowItIn: One of the biggest examples of this trope. Michael Madsen Creator/MichaelMadsen reportedly approached Robert Rodriguez at the ''Film/KillBill'' wrap party and asked why he hadn't been cast in ''Sin City'' yet. Rodriguez then gave him the role of Bob, the only part that hadn't been cast yet.
* TypeCasting: Mickey Rourke as an ugly, down on his luck bruiser with a heart of gold? He was born to play Marv. In fact, when FrankMiller Creator/FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."



** Johnny Depp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Robert Rodriguez saw Benicio Del Toro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect.
** Leonardo Di Caprio was in talks for the role of Junior. But he eventually declined, and Nick Stahl was cast instead.

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** Johnny Depp Creator/JohnnyDepp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Robert Rodriguez Creator/RobertRodriguez saw Benicio Del Toro Creator/BenicioDelToro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect.
perfect. Creator/AdrianBrody auditioned for the role.
** Leonardo Di Caprio Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was in talks for the role of Junior. But he eventually declined, and Nick Stahl was cast instead.
** Creator/SteveBuscemi was considered for Junior.
** Creator/MichaelDouglas turned down the role of Hartigan. Creator/MattDillon was also considered.
** Music/JessicaSimpson auditioned for Nancy Callahan.
** Creator/WillemDafoe and Creator/ChristopherWalken turned down the role of Senator Roark.
** Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall was considered for Dwight.
** Creator/KateBosworth was the first choice for Gail.
** Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss and Creator/NaomiWatts were considered for Lucille.




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** Creator/RobertRodriguez originally asked Creator/HansZimmer to score the music, but Zimmer couldn't accept it, as he was in England at the time preparing ''Film/BatmanBegins.
25th Jun '16 11:04:46 AM maxwellsilver
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** When one cop advises another to kill Hartigan without hesitation, they're quickly dispatched and Hartigan quips "Good advice". In ''Film/DieHard'', a terrorist who tells John [=McClane=] to kill without hesitation is offed, with [=McClane=] snarking "Thanks for the advice". Both played by Creator/BruceWillis, lying on his back and shooting upwards both times. FrankMiller even said that he thought of that very scene from ''Die Hard'' when he drew that scenario in "That Yellow Bastard". [[HilariousInHindsight Little did he know…]]

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** When one cop advises another to kill Hartigan without hesitation, they're quickly dispatched and Hartigan quips "Good advice". In ''Film/DieHard'', a terrorist who tells John [=McClane=] to kill without hesitation is offed, with [=McClane=] snarking "Thanks for the advice". Both played by Creator/BruceWillis, lying on his back and shooting upwards both times. FrankMiller Frank Miller even said that he thought of that very scene from ''Die Hard'' when he drew that scenario in "That Yellow Bastard". [[HilariousInHindsight Little did he know…]]know…



** Creator/ChristopherMeloni playing a cop with marital problems, anger issues, has [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] as a BerserkButton, and eventually JumpsOffTheSlipperySlope? Gee, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit where have we seen this before?]]

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** Creator/ChristopherMeloni playing a cop with marital problems, anger issues, has [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil rape]] as a BerserkButton, dim view of rape and eventually JumpsOffTheSlipperySlope? Gee, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit where have we seen this before?]]



* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's make-up was Benicio Del Toro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.
* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, [[Film/ShootEmUp Clive Owen]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Benicio Del Toro]], Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and [[Film/TheWrestler Mickey Rourke]].

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* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's make-up makeup was Benicio Del Toro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.
* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, [[Film/ShootEmUp Clive Owen]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Benicio Del Toro]], Creator/CliveOwen, Creator/BenicioDelToro, Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and [[Film/TheWrestler Mickey Rourke]].Creator/MickeyRourke.



* CastingGag: Ava and Damien Lord as an estranged husband and wife. They're played by Eva Green and Marton Csokas, former lovers who had already broken up.

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* CastingGag: CastingGag:
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Ava and Damien Lord as an estranged husband and wife. They're played by Eva Green and Marton Csokas, former lovers who had already broken up.



** Man, it is surprising to see [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo Baggins]] playing a [[TheVoiceless mute]], psychopathic, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] SerialKiller.

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** Man, it is surprising to see [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Frodo Baggins]] playing a [[TheVoiceless mute]], mute, psychopathic, [[ImAHumanitarian cannibalistic]] cannibalistic SerialKiller.
12th Jun '16 1:30:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* SelfAdaptation: Creator/FrankMiller was a co-director on ''Sin City'', as Creator/RobertRodriguez felt that being such a direct adaptation of the original comics (the visual compositions usually being directly lifted from the panels) meant that most of his directorial work had already been done for him by the creator.
29th Apr '16 2:49:23 AM Freshmeat
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* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, [[Film/ShootEmUp Clive Owen]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Benicio Del Toro]], Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and [[Film/TheWrestler Mickey Rourke]]. And the [[HeyItsThatGuy supporting cast is just as big]].

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* AllStarCast: The poster alone features Creator/BruceWillis, [[Film/ShootEmUp Clive Owen]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Benicio Del Toro]], Creator/JessicaAlba, Creator/RosarioDawson, and [[Film/TheWrestler Mickey Rourke]]. And the [[HeyItsThatGuy supporting cast is just as big]].
13th Apr '16 1:40:05 PM fearlessnikki
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cardinal Roark is a dwarf in the book, and Rutger Hauer isn't. Needless to say, he's a OneSceneWonder and most don't care that he's different.



** Michael Madsen amusingly shows up right after someone else gets their [[Film/ReservoirDogs ear blown off]]. Although this time ''he's'' the cop.
* ActorInspiredElement: Jackie Boy's make-up was Benicio Del Toro's idea. It was also his idea to have Jackie Boy pry the hands of his gun with his teeth.



* CreatorInJoke: Both Nancy and Wendy drive cars with the licence plate 'LEV 311'. Robert Rodriguez gives that to his favourite female characters in all his movies. It's a reference to his wife Lynn Varley, whose birthday is March 11th.
* DawsonCasting:
** Nancy is said to be nineteen years old. Jessica Alba was twenty four.
** Becky is implied to be much younger than the rest of the Old Town girls, possibly still a teenager. Alexis Bledel was twenty four, and only two years younger than Rosario Dawson.



* FakeShemp: Used a lot due to how the movie was shot. Since most of it was green screen, characters could be added in after certain scenes had already been shot. For example, when Marv takes Wendy to Nancy's apartment, Jessica Alba had not been cast yet - so she was added in later. Likewise, Mickey Rourke and Elijah Wood never met until the premiere - despite their characters interacting prominently in the movie.



* FreezeFrameBonus: A newspaper in "The Hard Goodbye" segment indicates that the film takes place in 1993.



* PlayingGertrude: Hartigan tells Nancy that he's old enough to be her grandfather. There's only twenty six years between him and Jessica Alba.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Jessica Alba signed on not knowing that Nancy dances completely naked. She asked for the nudity to be removed. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller agreed, feeling there was no need for it.



* ThrowItIn: One of the biggest examples of this trope. Michael Madsen reportedly approached Robert Rodriguez at the ''Film/KillBill'' wrap party and asked why he hadn't been cast in ''Sin City'' yet. Rodriguez then gave him the role of Bob, the only part that hadn't been cast yet.




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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Johnny Depp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Robert Rodriguez saw Benicio Del Toro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect.
** Leonardo Di Caprio was in talks for the role of Junior. But he eventually declined, and Nick Stahl was cast instead.
** The first film was planned to include the "Hell And Back" sequence with Johnny Depp as Wallace. It was eventually scrapped and didn't materialise in the sequel.
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