Boys, you're going to LOVE Sin City. It has all the actions that you'll ever want, lots of violence, lots of blood. But most important of all, this film is filled with asses and boobs.
The move for Spielberg to film in black and white have raised a lot of
question of whether it had the same or better impact if it had film in
colors. I would like to give my own review on it too.
First of all, the movie itself did not apply any special effects. Looking at the whole production is in black and white making, I think the purpose of it is to give audience a sense of reality while bringing audience back to the classic era of society. The opening scene of the smoke somehow has a double impact on the emotions of hope and despair.
One of the scenes whereby Schindler lay on the bed saying: “it could not be better” followed by the shoot through the broken room on Jew saying “it could be worse. How on earth could it possibly be worse? With the black and white effect enhancing the dilemma and fear of Jew regards to moving on with life. This effect of using black and white making also apply well on one part where a broken arm old man was being caught and hurt by the soldiers, showing the bleeding heavily at the back of his head as serious as if an open tap with unstoppable flowing of water, this give audience a significant visual impact.
When the soldier brought the doctor over during the night, using listening devise to roof whereby the devise is suppose to bring hope and save lives but in this case, it’s used for detecting whether is there still any lives to kill.
Where blood appears to be more impactful in black and white production, the scene of lady workers dripped their blood onto the handkerchief gave audience a certain extend of emotional effect.
As the little boy escaped and hide into a dirtiness area where other four to five children were all hiding in the same place. Although they were all covered with dirt glazing into the open sky, this moment audience could actually realized that dirtiness indeed not just simply dirtiness itself but saved quite a number of children. This brings about the feeling of moment of truth to the audience.
Another effect of the making in black and white film is such that on the scene where the ashes of dead were being blown all over the place just as if I thought it was snow falling all over the place. This again, gives audience a very upset feeling and created a very emotional moment where the dead were so much so that the ashes were being blown all over.
There are lots other scene that matched very well with the making of black and white scenes. I believe Spielberg chosen this method of shooting is because as what I thought, with just two colours in the film, this will further enhance audience visual and mental stimulation. Thus, creates an effective impact onto the audience.
With a twist of adding colours to the finale where a group of Jew walking over from a distant towards Schindler tomb, by then, those who still survive were old and some already left them. The scene where a stock of red rose was offered, I felt that the colour imply of certain meaning as all unhappiness was over and they start a new live altogether. No more of all the scary and dilemma days and they can start a fresh from now on. My view for that red rose has another way of perspective to the finale, I would take it as a form of love to Schindler from the Jew and their hopes for life.
And there is a red dress girl who appeared in the movie twice. First time Schindler saw the little girl walking on the chaos street like a stranger, the German army seems not able to see her, no one bothers about her. When Schindler saw her, the red and shining dress that she is wearing gave him some hope. But eventually the girl died in the end. Schindler saw her again in the burning factory and she is still wearing the red dress. The small little corpse is queuing up to be burnt. Schindler feels extremely grief and sad. A destroyed hope has gives his heart a heavy blow. And these two paragraphs are goes through black-and-white narrative of the circumstances, it made clear comparison.
That's why I believe if color is used to describe the whole incident, there is nothing better than using black and white as the description. Because the sharp contrast between black and white is more suitable for describing this movie since both colours give people a very deep feeling. Other colours give people a cheerful and certain feeling which cannot what the director of the movie wants to express to the audience. Therefore, I think the effect of black and white can even give people a feel of impact.
Sin City is a violent city where the police department is as corrupt as the streets are deadly. The movie is split into three stories, but they're all somehow inter-related. Lots of characters, lots of stars. There's Bruce Willis as Hartigan, the cop who always tries to do the right thing. Jessica Alba as Nancy, the 19-year-old girl he falls in love with. We got Rosario Dawson as Gail, Benicio Del Toro as Jackie boy, and Clive Owen as Dwight. Other stars include Josh Harnett, Jamie King, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood and Mickey Rourke.
This is a black and white movie. There are certain important things that are in color, but mostly, it's black and white. It's a good thing, because this movie is filled with blood and extremely gory scenes. Trust me, you wouldn't want to see it in full color.
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this film. There are some violent scenes that made me flinch, and some dialogs that are so bad that it made me laugh. But it's a comic book movie, so I guess I'll let all that slip. The movie is not about what the characters say or what they do, but about who they are in our wildest dreams. It actually made Elijah Wood out to be really creepy, and I never could've imagined him as a creepy guy. And there was this mutated guy who has bright yellow skin, the movie described him so well and made him so real that I could almost smell the stinch off of him.
Sin City has everything that I hate in a movie, the bad dialogs, the blood, the cops, the naked women. So why do I like this movie? I guess it's because this movie has style. A style that I've never seen before, that I can't quite describe with words.