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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A Christian organization analyzes one of my favorite movies

Sin City.

The site ranks movies based on the bad stuff they show in 6 different categories:

  • Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • Impudence/Hate (I)
  • Sexual Immorality (S)
  • Drugs/Alcohol (D)
  • Offense to God (O)
  • Murder/Suicide (M)
Then, just to be really interesting, they analyze the movie and tell you all the stuff that happens in each category! Totally awesome. Here is an abridged selection from the W category:

Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • multiple bullet impacts with blood, splatter and body part loss
  • multiple instances of slicings, lacerations, incisions, impalements, avulsions and amputations
  • dragging man by car with face against the pavement
  • attempted murder by car, numerous times with sight of victim being thrown and bouncing each time
  • woman speaking of man who had eaten her hand while she watched
  • more amputation
  • slicing up five bodies to be able to fit them into a car trunk
  • victim joking with spear and arrows protruding through him
And that is what is left after taking out the truly horrible stuff.

From the review...
So, subjectively speaking, though Sin City is a technological masterpiece with high wattage thespians, it is deeply dark, vulgar, sinister and ugly cinematic cyanide. Maybe that is what it is supposed to be. If so, the writers and filmmakers were successful, so successful it is a wonder there were enough acceptable seconds of film to build a preview. That is my subjective opinion of the film, but maybe after nearly 1000 film analyses my "subjective comments" may not be that subjective?

This quilt of three Frank Miller novels: The Big Fat Kill, The Hard Goodbye and That Yellow B---- is complete with the comic book feel imparted by sequential hand-drawn panels. Miller masterfully stitched in to the fabric the sadistic brutality of his novels, trimming the edges of the resultant tapestry with two mini-stories of a slick killer, obviously to set the tone before touring the patterns of murder, prostitution, sadism, brutality and nihilism in the quilt.

Rodriguez amplifies the comic book sadistic brutality with the sense-saturating power of larger-than-life motion picture grandeur. Sin City presents nearly every sin imaginable in every alley with every prostitute and every killer ever given birth by pen and paper. There is extreme violence, extreme in both severity and density. There is vulgar and flippant impure language, dense sexual immorality and bold disregard for life.
Here's the thing--maybe it's just me, but I get the idea that the person who wrote this movie liked watching it. A lot. Maybe too much.

Read the full report @ http://capalert.com/capreports/sincity.htm, or use their site to look up your favorite movie.


Sandy 10/19/2006 08:22:00 PM  

A woman watching some man eat her hand? It sounds like a LOVELY film!

I do agree with you though...you KNOW that guy loved it.