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Sin City
(2005)
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Co-Composed by:
Robert Rodriguez
Graeme Revell

Co-Composed and Co-Conducted by:

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
George Oldziey
Mike Watts
Frank Bennett
Bruce Babcock

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony

Co-Conducted by:
Bruce Babcock

Produced by:
Robert Townson
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(March 29th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you require a mood of tragedy and brooding contemplation that reaches to the dirty and soiled heart of Sin City's organic, pulpy style.

Avoid it... if the application of gritty, digitally distorted sax, an electric bass and guitar, and ambient sound design too substantially defies your standards of tolerance for the traditional film noir genre sound.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #306
WRITTEN 4/1/05, REVISED 9/23/11
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Sin City: (Robert Rodriguez/Graeme Revell/John Debney) For director and composer Robert Rodriguez, Sin City was a project stewing in his dreams for quite a while. His loyalty to the seven novels of comics by Frank Miller is creepy, if not brilliant, with so much detail retained from the comics that Miller was given co-directing credit while sitting in on shooting sessions with Rodriguez. To call Sin City an adaptation would not do it justice; the digital green-screen production goes so far as to imitate the duo-tone nature of the comics as well as exact storyboard direction. The content of the story really doesn't matter much compared to the style with which it's presented, featuring sustained violence, nudity, and everything pulpy and seedy that elevates the concept of film noir to new levels of weirdness. Rodriguez takes three primary storylines from the comics and treats them as mini-dramas within the film, the timelessness of the city bringing the lines together under a common umbrella of wet streets, cars of yesteryear, and cigarette smoke. Having received assistance in adapting his musical ideas for his franchise of Spy Kids films, Rodriguez was increasingly taking advantage of modern technologies that allow even the minimally trained musical talent to compose for films. His work becoming increasingly solo in the early 2000's, Once Upon a Time in Mexico proved to be a significant step forward for Rodriguez, if even for not the film then definitely for his strikingly cool score. He is one of these "new age" directors who not only thinks about the score in his head while he works a screenplay, but actually composes ideas on guitar for the screenplay well in advance of filming. No matter the quality of the final music, you have to admire the emphasis with which the director concentrates on the scores, for such attention can only lead to a more intriguing future for film music.



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761 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.06 Stars
***** 145 5 Stars
**** 159 4 Stars
*** 179 3 Stars
** 154 2 Stars
* 124 1 Stars
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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - June 18, 2007, at 6:52 a.m.
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Sin City end titles
Todd C. Harrison - September 26, 2006, at 7:09 p.m.
1 comment  (1564 views)
DVD Menu theme song?   Expand >>
SpanishClash - August 19, 2005, at 3:39 p.m.
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Marv - April 18, 2005, at 1:21 p.m.
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"Sin City" Trailer Music   Expand >>
Eric Bandner - April 4, 2005, at 11:52 p.m.
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Alternate review of Sin City on Movie Music UK
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 58:14
• 1. Sin City* (1:55)
• 2. One Hour to Go* (2:12)
• 3. Goldie's Dead** (2:15)
• 4. Marv*/** (2:10)
• 5. Bury the Hatchet** (2:40)
• 6. Old Town Girls*/** (0:44)
• 7. The Hard Goodbye** (4:32)
• 8. Cardinal Sin*/** (2:14)
• 9. Her Name is Goldie** (1:00)
• 10. Dwight*** (2:11)
• 11. Old Town*/*** (3:16)
• 12. Deadly Little Miho*/*** (2:58)
• 13. Warrior Woman*** (2:19)
• 14. Tar Pit*** (2:11)
• 15. Jackie Boy's Head*** (0:36)
• 16. The Big Fat Kill*** (3:16)
• 17. Nancy* (1:34)
• 18. Prison Cell* (1:48)
• 19. Absurd - performed by Fluke (3:40)
• 20. Kiss of Death* (1:58)
• 21. That Yellow Bastard* (1:36)
• 22. Hartigan* (1:43)
• 23. Sensemaya - composed by Silvestre Revueltas (5:59)
• 24. Sin City End Titles* (3:16)
* composed by Robert Rodriguez
** composed by Graeme Revell
*** composed by John Debney

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes performance credits and notes from Robert Rodriguez about the score and film.
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