Faithfully translated elements in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

For “Sin City” devotees, one of the selling points of the movies is getting to see Frank Miller’s distinctive comic book images re-created panel for panel. When the franchise’s first screen installment hit in 2005, fans geeked out at the spectacle of wild man Marv (Mickey Rourke) hanging out of his car to drag a guy face-first along the pavement, just as he had in the books. (Accompanying quip: “I don’t know about you, but I’m having a ball.”) Here are some faithfully translated elements to look for — or hope for — in the sequel, “A Dame to Kill For.”

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Ava Lord

  • Eva Green’s Ava Lord using the trusty sheer-negligee ploy to work her femme fatale wiles on Josh Brolin’s Dwight McCarthy. We should get an eyeful, judging by reports of a revealing poster image that drew objections from the MPAA, and an equally racy trailer that ABC declined to air.


  • Dwight’s steamy backsliding session with Ava. Lots of noir-classic Venetian blind shadows in Miller’s print rendering of this scene. We’re suckers for the Venetian blinds.

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