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domingo, maio 01, 2005

This is not an Hollywood Movie

The film “Sin City” opened at No. 1 in the box office and has grossed more than $50 million in less than two weeks.

It’s directed by Robert Rodriguez, and stars Bruce Willis, who has received critical acclaim for his role as the downtrodden police detective John Hartigan.

When you see how the movie was made, you’ll be even more amazed at the job Willis does. As Correspondent Dan Rather reports, “Sin City” is a new kind of film, different from any that’s been made before. Writer Frank Miller created “Sin City” in a graphic novel series more than a decade ago. Using stark black-and-white images, and only the occasional splash of color, Miller wove a unique world of evil and corruption, where even the heroes are not free of sin.
True to his formula, Rodriguez made “Sin City” on a tight budget: just over $40 million. In less than two weeks, it’s already made more than it cost to shoot. By contrast, last week’s release, “Sahara,” cost an estimated $130 million to create and grossed $18 million its first weekend.

Rodriguez and Miller are already talking about a “Sin City” sequel and they aren't planning to change a thing.

"This is just the new model of how to make a movie," says Rodriguez. "You’re in my garage. This is where I made my whole movie.”

"So for real, this is not a Hollywood film?" asks Rather.

"Not at all," says Rodriguez. "This couldn’t be made in Hollywood, and they all know that. I had a studio chief from a big studio come up to me and say, 'I’ve seen the materials. I’ve seen the trailer. The earthquake is coming. We can feel change is on the horizon.'”


Sin City


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