Frank Miller

Films You Didn’t Know Had Two Directors

This weekend marks the long-awaited release of part two in the Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller Sin City saga, A Dame to Kill For. A bold creative team like Rodriguez and Miller must unify their vision into one cohesive voice in order for their films to be successful. Perhaps this is why siblings or spouses dominate filmmaker duos — they’re used to making compromises. Miller described his process with Rodriguez in an interview with film critic Simon Abrams:

I’ve always preferred my heroes to be grandiose, and think that Robert and I always saw eye-to-eye in that sense. I tended to stay hands-off and let Robert do what he wanted since the process of making movies was so foreign to me. We also didn’t have that many conversations about the characterizations because I trusted him with the material. I grew up with three brothers, and now I have a fourth.

The Coens and Wachowskis have been discussed to death when it comes to filmmaker collaborations. We explored ten other movies you might not realize were made by two directors. … Read More

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‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ and the Woes of the Long-Delayed Sequel

When the first Sin City movie was released, George W. Bush had just begun his second term. Pope John Paul II died during its opening weekend; Hunter S. Thompson had taken his own life about six weeks earlier. People were talking about Terri Schiavo. Doctor Who had just returned to television after a 16-year absence, and Dan Rather and Peter Jennings had just anchored their final evening newscasts. The #1 single in the country was 50 Cent’s “Candy Shop.” Hitch, Million Dollar Baby, and Miss Congeniality 2 were still in theaters. Sin City opened against the Queen Latifah vehicle Beauty Shop, but neither film’s trailer was unveiled on YouTube, which would not launch until three weeks after their release date. In other words, the first Sin City came out a long, long time ago, and while the duration between that film and its sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For doesn’t fully explain the new film’s flaws, it’s quite instructive when examining the reactions to them. … Read More

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Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson Sign on for ‘Sin City’ Sequel

This time last week we were excited to report that after what felt like forever, production on Robert Rodriguez’s long-promised followup to Sin City (which he will again helm alongside of creator Frank Miller) was finally about to begin. Today, Digital Spy reports that two of the original film’s stars —… Read More

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‘Sin City’ Sequel Finally Overcomes Delays and Starts Casting

Just last month we heard from director Robert Rodriguez about his ridiculously delayed Sin City follow-up. The filmmaker promised fans — whose first questions to him are often about the sequel to the 2005 dark graphic novel adaptation — that production would begin soon. Now, Deadline reports that the new movie is a go and casting is already underway. Pardon us if we’re still slightly skeptical and in massive shock, since both Rodriguez and co-director/creator Frank Miller have made similar promises before with no delivery. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s 10 Most Anticipated Comics Releases, April-July 2012

While some people waste their springs cleaning, the rest of us know that the best way to spend it is outside, with a bag of comics. All of the major comics publishers seem to have the same idea, as the next few months are stacked with great releases. Here are ten comic books and graphic novels we’re looking forward to, from Gary Panter’s previously hard to come by masterpiece Dal Tokyo to the first graphic novel from cartoonist Dan Zettwoch. … Read More

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‘Sin City’ Author Frank Miller Calls Occupy Protesters “Pond Scum”

Rapists. Thieves. Louts. Clowns. An unruly mob. Pond scum. Losers. Schmucks. That pretty much sums up the stream of insults Sin City author/artist Frank Miller has hurled at Occupy protesters around the country. In a blog post that enraged Richard Metzger at Dangerous Minds, Miller writes, “‘Occupy’ is nothing short of… Read More

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Video of the Day: Walt Disney’s ‘Sin City’

Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City has the distinction of being one of the very few films to actually have given us nightmares. (Yes, the Elijah Wood part.) Since that means it isn’t exactly the first movie we would expect to mesh well with classic Disney fare, we find it especially impressive that YouTube user ChiefBrodyRules has created such a convincing mash-up of the two. His two-minute clip so perfectly combines the actual audio from a Sin City trailer with gray-tinted visuals from such Disney hits as Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Mulan that you’ll actually start to believe that a family-friendly adaptation of Miller’s comic-book epic could really happen. Enjoy the video after the jump. … Read More

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10 Awesome Indie Comics Tattoos

If we had a nickel for every superhero comic tattoo we saw, we’d be set for life. So, while DC and Marvel are great and all, it’s always much more exciting to spot an arm adorned with images inspired by an indie or web comic artist we love. After the jump, we’ve rounded up ten of our favorites, from Daniel Clowes and Adrian Tomine to Frank Miller and R. Crumb. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. In case you’re the kind of Mad Men fan who cares for such details, Don Draper’s bachelor pad — 104 Waverly Place, Apartment 3B, just off Washington Square Park — does not in fact exist. There, we saved you the ridicule of NYU students. [via Vulture]
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