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I just see that no, I did not like Sin City to omuch the first time around. Ok, I was watching it on a laptop screen in a pretty much worn down Beijing hotel room with plenty of jet lag in my head and not too much sound equipment at my avail to at least blow the ears free. Watching it again now (and again on a laptop screen, but with a stereo equipment attached…), I am slightly more tolerant (maybe old age) as for the lack of scriptwriting talent involved. The arbitrariness of the various story lines succeeding each other remains, but with a mind more awake I was able to savour and considerably enjoy the Noir atmosphere and the sheer viciousness of some scenes. And the dresscode of the chicks in Old Town is not to be missed, either. And I did actually fill in one thing that I missed last time (as I probably was asleep when it was explained), the not so unimportant fact that the yellow thing at the end is the Senator’s son again. At least one of these loops closes here… Another bonus is to see Clive Owen again, after having admired him in “Children of Men” (http://www.information-society.de/Cine-Blog/2007/05/children-of-men.html) and – that too a bit of IMDB-ing until I realised – all these BMW films.
Ok, given: better than initially assessed, quite a fun ride, with pleasant goriness factor.

Subject: Sin City (August 05)
Das waren jetzt nicht die besten Umstaende, unter denen ich den Film gesehen habe, mit ein paar Schlafkrankheitsbedingten Aussetzern inclusive. Aber der  Film ist daran nicht ganz unschuldig: liegt es an mir, oder gefaellt er sich so sehr in seiner Optik und dem Produktionsdesign und den Brueckenschlaegen ins Comic-Genre, dass niemandem aufgefallen ist, wie sehr man vergessen hat, ein Drehbuch einzufordern? Bei Rodriguez denkt man vielleicht nicht zuallererst daran, aber man hat ja schon in der Vergangenheit fuer dieses Versaeumnis arg schwierige Passagen ueberstehen und arg holprige Uebergaenge ertragen muessen. Not to mention the remakes… 
 Ja, also, ich weiss nicht so recht, warum es den Film gibt und wer die Zielgruppe sein soll, aber das kann natuerlich daran liegen, dass ich ihr nicht angehoere. Uin Erinnerung bleiben ein paar schoene Rot-Toene und die Vorfreude auf den neuen Jarmusch und – jawoll – Wenders!

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