Sin City

Quentin Tarantino.

Quentin Tarantino is an American film director famous for his violent highly stylized and dialog driven crime films. He directed one scene from the Sin City film and is credited as a "Guest Director".

The One Dollar Deal

Tarantino is often credited as one of the strongest forces behind the rise of independent film-making during the 1990's along with his best friend and Sin City film director, Robert Rodriguez. The two have often collaborated before, most famously in From Dusk Till Dawn and Grindhouse. For Tarantino's second volume in his epic revenge saga Kill Bill, he had Rodriguez do the score and paid him one dollar. In return, he invited Quentin to do a scene for the Sin City movie and paid him one dollar. His scene was the conversation between the corpse of Jackie-Boy and Dwight McCarthy in The Big Fat Kill. Another lesser known contribution to Sin City of Tarantino's is one of Miho's swords was actually a prop in Kill Bill.

Stylistic Similarities

  • Tarantino and Rodriguez are famous for their collaborations with specific actors over their careers and are often known for featuring actors the other is known for collaborating with. Sin City is no exception and has many actors which have worked with Tarantino before. These include Bruce Willis (Pulp Fiction, Grindhouse), and Micheal Madsen (Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill). Also Rosario Dawson would later work with Tarantino on Grindhouse.
  • There are also striking similarity's between Pulp Fiction and Sin City. The film is divided into three parts. The three stories intersect at multiple points and both feature characters later in the film who died earlier. Most strikingly though is a scene in which Bruce Willis discusses the sensation of killing a man with a taxi driver. The scene is shot in a combination of black and white and color; which combined with the gritty neo-noir dialogue has the distinct feel of a Sin City yarn. Whether the similarity is intentional or merely coincidental has not been confirmed but Tarantino was a fan of the comic series before he was involved in the film.
Cast and Crew
Crew Robert Rodriguez - Frank Miller - Elizabeth Avellan - Graeme Revell - John Debney - Carl Thiel - Quentin Tarantino
Cast Alan Rackley - Alexa PenaVega - Alexis Bledel - Arie Verveen - Benicio del Toro - Brittany Murphy - Bruce Willis - Carla Gugino - Christopher Lloyd - Christopher Meloni - Clark Middleton - Clive Owen - Dennis Haysbert - Devon Aoki - Elijah Wood - Eloise DeJoria - Emmy Robbin - Eva Green - Helen Kirk - Jaime King - Jamie Chung - Jason Douglas - Jason McDonald - Jeremy Piven - Jesse De Luna - Jessica Alba - Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Josh Brolin - Josh Hartnett - Jude Ciccolella - Julia Garner - Juno Temple - Kimberly Cox - Lady Gaga - Lawrence Varnado - Lisa Marie Newmyer - Lucina Paquet - Makenzie Vega - Marley Shelton - Marton Csokas - Michael Clarke Duncan - Michael Madsen - Mickey Rourke - Nick Offerman - Nick Stahl - Nicky Katt - Patricia Vonne - Powers Boothe - Ray Liotta - Rick Gomez - Rosario Dawson - Rutger Hauer - Ryan Rutledge - Samantha Inoue Harte - Stacy Keach - Tommy Flanagan - Tommy Nix