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Sin City

I went and saw “The Aviator” on Sunday with John. Good movie, very interesting, just a tad long.

Before the film, we were treated to the trailer for the upcoming movie “Sin City”. As an aside, I just have to mention that I love movie trailers. There’s just something artful in managing to cram most of a movie into a minute or two. When it’s done well, anyway. The Sin City trailer qualifies.

You can see it for yourself here. Unfortunately it’s a very small, lo-res version, but you’ll get the idea. I’m hoping a larger version pops up online soon.

I haven’t read the (supposedly excellent) comic books it’s based on, but the visual style seems to capture perfectly the art I have glanced at from the comics. And the cast: Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Kate Bosworth, Josh Hartnett, Benicio del Toro, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, and others. Worth seeing just for that alone.

The music in the trailer is amazing too. Thanks to the internet, I’ve figured out that the song is “Cells”, by a British band called The Servant. I’d love to get my hands on the instrumental version used in the trailer, but for now the $.99 cent track I got from Napster will have to do. You can hear it streaming here, in the right column of the page.