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* InspiationForTheWork: In a 2016 interview with the Kubert School, Miller explained his inspiration for ''Sin City'' thus:

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* InspiationForTheWork: InspirationForTheWork: In a 2016 interview with the Kubert School, Miller explained his inspiration for ''Sin City'' thus:



* TheOtherDarrin: Several characters from the first Sin City movie have now been recast due to either the untimely deaths or retirements of their previous actors.

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* TheOtherDarrin: Several characters from the first Sin City movie have now been were recast due to either the untimely deaths or retirements of their previous actors.



* 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.


* UnderageCasting: Hartigan is said to be pushing sixty, then spends eight years in prison. Creator/BruceWillis was fifty at the time.



** Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall was considered for Dwight.

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** Creator/AdrienBrody and Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall was were considered for Dwight.

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* CastTheRunnerUp: Creator/MichaelMadsen was briefly considered for Marv before being cast as Bob.


** Creator/AngelinaJolie was Rodriguez's original choice for Ava Lord in the sequel, so much so that he was delaying production to correspond with her pregnancy. Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/MichelleWilliams were also considered.

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** Creator/AngelinaJolie was Rodriguez's original choice for Ava Lord in the sequel, so much so that he was delaying production to correspond with her pregnancy. Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/ElizabethHurley, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/MichelleWilliams were also considered.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan and Creator/BrittanyMurphy both died before the sequel entered production. The former's role was recast, while the latter's was AdaptedOut.


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* InspiationForTheWork: In a 2016 interview with the Kubert School, Miller explained his inspiration for ''Sin City'' thus:
-->I've been a fanatic for a long time for old crime movies and old crime novels. But it started with the movies. And the old [[Creator/JamesCagney Cagney]] movies. [[Creator/HumphreyBogart Bogart]] and all that. I loved just how the morals of the stories are. They're all about right and wrong. But in ''Sin City'' in particular I wanted them all to happen to in a world where virtuous behavior was rare, which greatly resembled the world I lived in. It's kinda like the old [[Music/TheRollingStones Rolling Stones]] song, where every cop's a criminal, and all the sinners are saints, where the lowlifes would often be heroic, and the most stridently beautiful and sweet women would be prostitutes. I wanted it to be a world out of balance, where virtue is defined by individuals in difficult situations, not by an overwhelming sense of goodness that was somehow governed by this godlike Comics Code.


* 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.
** Creator/AlexisBledel plays a young woman with deep love and concern [[Series/GilmoreGirls for her mother]].

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* CastingGag:
** Ava and Damien Lord
ChannelHop: The first film was initially distributed by Miramax, as an estranged husband and wife. They're played by Eva Green and Marton Csokas, former lovers who had already broken up.
** Creator/AlexisBledel plays a young woman
with deep love and concern [[Series/GilmoreGirls for her mother]].the other aforementioned franchises, while [[Film/SinCityADameToKillFor its sequel]] is being distributed by The Weinstein Company, but Miramax is co-producing it.


* AwesomeDearBoy: Some of the cast of ''Sin City'' signed on after seeing the test footage which would eventually become the opening scene. In the making-of it's noted that a lot of them had wanted to play FilmNoir characters for a long time, such as Creator/BruceWillis. Also, many cast members signed on due to other actors being in talks. Considering the [[AllStarCast large cast of famous faces]], this seems reasonable.

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* AwesomeDearBoy: Some of the cast of ''Sin City'' signed on after seeing the test footage which would eventually become the opening scene. In the making-of it's noted that a lot of them had wanted to play FilmNoir characters for a long time, such as Creator/BruceWillis. Also, many cast members signed on due to other actors being in talks. Considering the [[AllStarCast large cast of famous faces]], this seems reasonable.


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** Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall was considered for Dwight.





!!These comicbooks and films [[ImageSource provide the page image]] for:

* Comicbooks:
** ArrowGram
** DecapitationPresentation
* Films:
** CradlingYourKill
** FourEyesZeroSoul
** GratuitousSpecialEffects

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* RealSongThemeTune: "Cells" by The Servant predates the film and was not specifically made for it. Robert Rodriguez usually composes his own soundtracks, but he felt the song so evoked a FilmNoir atmosphere that he used it for the trailer. Ironically, while it's the most well-known song from the film, it's technically not even the main theme.


* ActorAllusion:
** 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. Frank Miller even said that he thought of that very scene from ''Die Hard'' when he drew that scenario in "That Yellow Bastard". Little did he know…
** In the film of ''A Dame to Kill For'', the way Hartigan's ghost talks to Nancy is very reminiscent of Creator/BruceWillis's role in ''Film/TheSixthSense''.
** Creator/ChristopherMeloni playing a cop with marital problems, anger issues, has a dim view of rape and eventually JumpsOffTheSlipperySlope? Gee, [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit where have we seen this before?]]
** Gail calls Dwight 'Lancelot.' Around this time Creator/CliveOwen had also starred in ''Film/KingArthur'', though playing Arthur and not Lancelot.
** Creator/JamieChung takes up a sword to become a fearsome warrior in the second movie, around the time she was doing it in [[Series/OnceUponATime another show]].
** Creator/MichaelMadsen amusingly shows up right after someone else gets their [[Film/ReservoirDogs ear blown off]]. Although this time ''he's'' the cop.



** Creator/JohnnyDepp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Creator/RobertRodriguez saw Creator/BenicioDelToro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect. Creator/AdrianBrody auditioned for the role. Depp is, however, still in consideration for the role of Wallace if ''To Hell and Back'' is adapted.
** 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.

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** Creator/JohnnyDepp was the first choice for the role of Jackie Boy. But Creator/RobertRodriguez saw Creator/BenicioDelToro at the Academy Awards with long hair and immediately knew he was perfect. Creator/AdrianBrody Creator/AdrienBrody auditioned for the role. Depp is, however, still in consideration for the role of Wallace if ''To Hell and Back'' is adapted.
adapted. In fact, the first film was supposed to feature that story, but it was scrapped.
** Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio was in talks for the role of Junior. But he eventually declined, and Nick Stahl was cast instead. \n** Creator/SteveBuscemi was considered for Junior.
also considered.
** Creator/MichaelDouglas turned down the role of Hartigan. Creator/MattDillon was also considered.



** Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall was considered for Dwight.
** Creator/KateBosworth was the first choice for Gail.



** The first film was planned to include the "Hell And Back" sequence with Johnny Depp as Wallace. It was eventually scrapped and didn't materialize in the sequel.

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* WagTheDirector: Nancy, as played by Jessica Alba, is always fully clothed (which is not the case for her comic book counterpart) because Alba has a firm policy of never doing nude scenes.


** Jamie Chung takes up a sword to become a fearsome warrior in the second movie, around the time she was doing it in [[Series/OnceUponATime another show]].

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** Jamie Chung Creator/JamieChung takes up a sword to become a fearsome warrior in the second movie, around the time she was doing it in [[Series/OnceUponATime another show]].



* 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''.

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* CastTheExpert: Jamie Chung Creator/JamieChung 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''.



** Dennis Haysbert replaces Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as Manute.
** Jamie Chung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho, due to the latter being pregnant while filming was going on.

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** Dennis Haysbert Creator/DennisHaysbert replaces Creator/MichaelClarkeDuncan as Manute.
** Jamie Chung Creator/JamieChung replaces Devon Aoki as Miho, due to the latter being pregnant while filming was going on.



* 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 Creator/FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."

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* TypeCasting: Mickey Rourke Creator/MickeyRourke as an ugly, down on his luck bruiser with a heart of gold? He was born to play Marv. In fact, when Creator/FrankMiller met Rourke, the only thing he wrote down in his notes was, "Met Mickey Rourke -- HE IS MARV."


* ContractualPurity: It appears as if Creator/ElijahWood 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 ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''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'', also directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez.

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* ContractualPurity: It appears as if Creator/ElijahWood 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 ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' and ''Film/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravellingPants''.''Literature/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants''. The sequel also features a cameo from Alexa Vega as a stripper - Vega had been a child star best known for ''Film/SpyKids'', also directed by Creator/RobertRodriguez.


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


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Creator/JessicaAlba signed on not knowing that Nancy dances completely naked. She asked for the nudity to be removed. Creator/RobertRodriguez and Creator/FrankMiller agreed, feeling there was no need for it.
* 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.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Creator/JessicaAlba signed on not knowing that Nancy dances completely naked. She asked for the nudity to be removed. Creator/RobertRodriguez and Creator/FrankMiller agreed, feeling there was no need for it.
* SelfAdaptation: Creator/FrankMiller was a co-director on ''Sin City'', the films, 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.



** Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss and Creator/NaomiWatts were considered for Lucille.

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** Creator/UmaThurman, Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss, Creator/SarahJessicaParker, Creator/AshleyJudd, Creator/CarrieAnneMoss Creator/UmaThurman and Creator/NaomiWatts were considered for Lucille.



** Creator/AngelinaJolie was Rodriguez's original choice for Ava Lord in the sequel, so much so that he was delaying production to correspond with her pregnancy. Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/MichelleWilliams were also considered.

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** Creator/AngelinaJolie was Rodriguez's original choice for Ava Lord in the sequel, so much so that he was delaying production to correspond with her pregnancy. Creator/AmyAdams, Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/AnneHathaway, Creator/SalmaHayek, Creator/ScarlettJohansson, Creator/JenniferLawrence, Creator/RoseMcGowan, Creator/RachelWeisz and Creator/MichelleWilliams were also considered.

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