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It is more like a moving comic book. Every aspect of the film correlates with methods used in comic books.

One of the most noteworthy attributes of “Sin City” is its dialogue and narration. Almost every sentence is simple and to the point. The film even parodies the eloquence found in crooks of other crime films. The simple, brutal dialogue reflects the characters’ personalities and gives the film its force. The motives of Marv (Mickey Rourke), Dwight (Clive Owen) and Hartigan (Bruce Willis) are clear at all times, yet their simple-mindedness does not make them seem stupid or predictable; instead, it gives them a violent, animalistic quality.

A second, more subtle aspect of the film is how the audience never scoffs with disbelief. Although many of the events in “Sin City” are unrealistic (e.

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