Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Poster


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  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a sequel to Sin City (2005) (2005), which was based on a series of comics by American comic artist Frank Miller that first appeared in the Dark Horse Presents comic books, issues 51 through 62, from April of 1991 to June of 1992. Miller was also involved in writing the screenplay for this movie. While much of the narrative is drawn directly from the graphic novel of the same name, it also includes other elements from the Sin City series, including new material written specifically for the film. Edit

  • Alexis Bledel (Becky) claimed that her character didn't die in the first movie and that she would be returning for the second movie. The claim of her supposed survival would have been irrelevant to a potential reappearance, as all the events in the this movie take place before her character's apparent death. Bledel neither reprised her role nor was her character recast. Edit

  • Neither actor was part of the cast, and neither was even supposed to be. Their rumoured appearance in the movie was based on earlier comments made by Rodriguez and others. Earlier, Rodriguez told MTV that he wants Depp for the role of Wallace, a character in the story Hell and Back, which he and Miller planned at the time for the [possible] third movie, Sin City 3. For reasons unknown, multiple sites that cite an MTV interview as their source claimed that Banderas and Depp were to be in the second movie. The rumour about Depp joining the cast spread extremely fast and was even told as a fact on some TV channels. The mentioned interview can be read here. In another interview Banderas said that he had no deal with Rodriguez and had they not talked about it, but he'd join the cast if Rodriguez would have him, as reported here. Edit

  • Yes. Josh Brolin plays Dwight, whereas Clive Owen played him in the first film, though this was done at least partly on purpose. Dennis Haysbert plays Manute in this film, replacing Michael Clarke Duncan who passed away in 2012. Jeremy Piven replaced Michael Madsen as Bob unless it's a different Bob (though the opening credits shows the graphic novel counterpart being the same for both actors). Jamie Chung replaced Devon Aoki as Miho. Edit

  • "Just Another Saturday Night", "A Dame To Kill For", "Long Bad Night", and "Nancy's Last Dance". Of the four, the first two are based on published Sin City stories, and the latter two are new. All of the stories take place after Hartigan's release on parole but before Marv meets Goldie, both events that were seen in the first movie. In the comics, "Just Another Saturday Night" takes place the same night as the former, but the reference has been removed in the movie version. Stories that were planned to be included but were not are "And Behind Door Number 3"... and the "Blue-Eyes" shorts. Edit

  • It's an additional collection of stories to what is already a collection of stories. As has been said before, Sin City books have not been published let alone in chronological order. As the movie contains several stories, the terms "sequel" or "prequel" can't be applied: things are not organized into a sequence so as to constitute "sequel". Not even "spinoff" works, but "companion anthology" might suffice. The movie is literally a "more where that came from" thing or an extra. Nancy's Last Dance takes place after the events of That Yellow Bastard, but before A Dame To Kill For. The Long Bad Night overlaps Nancy's Last Dance. A Dame To Kill For begins a few months before Marv meets Goldie, and partly overlaps The Hard Goodbye. This makes it a prequel to The Big Fat Kill (and in a sense to The Hard Goodbye), but it has practically no connection to That Yellow Bastard, other than taking place after it and in the same city. The short Just Another Saturday Night takes place during the same night that Hartigan is released from prison in the comics, but the connection is not in the movie. Edit

  • The events of the movie take place before Marv meets Goldie in the first movie. In the comics, the events overlap so that Marv and Goldie meet around the time Dwight is in recovery. In the movies, no such connection is made. Edit

  • The line in the first movie is directly from the original Sin City Book 3, The Big Fat Kill, and refers to Sin City Book 2, A Dame To Kill For. In the book, before the events of the first movie, Dwight has some extensive facial surgery done to him after getting shot and winding up wanted for a murder. Hence, he's "a killer with a new face" by the time he's introduced in the first movie. Josh Brolin plays "pre-surgery Dwight" in the second movie. Clive Owen was supposed to reprise his role as "post-surgery Dwight", but scheduling conflicts with his Cinemax series The Knick conflicted. Josh Brolin wore prosthetics to portray post-surgery Dwight. Edit

  • Either plastic surgery or the wounds were superficial and healed without scarring . While they certainly don't look superficial (as they had stitches), it is a graphic novel universe and realism isn't a requirement. Edit



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