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Sin City: 21 Products and Brands

Sin City Cover
Trailer Courtesy Apple
Walk down the right back alley in Sin City and you can find anything.

The Plot
"Sin City" is infested with criminals, crooked cops and sexy dames, some searching for vengeance, some for redemption and others, both. The film incorporates storylines from three of Miller's graphic novels including 'Sin City,' which launched the long-running, critically acclaimed series, as well as 'That Yellow Bastard' and 'The Big Fat Kill.' Where Hartigan, a cop with a bum ticker and a vow to protect stripper Nancy (Jessica Alba).. Mickey Rourke as Marv, the outcast misanthrope on a mission to avenge the death of his one true love, Goldie (Jaime King), and Clive Owen as Dwight, the clandestine love of Shelley (Brittany Murphy), who spends his nights defending Gail (Rosario Dawson) and her Old Towne girls (Devon Aoki and Alexis Bledel) from Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro), a dirty cop with a penchant for violence.

Film Washing
If nudity came in brand names, then Sin City would feature a veritable trifecta of testosterone brands. As it is, the film is a catalog of guns and cars; the former category including Uzi, Beretta, and Springfield Armory (amongst others), and latter featuring everything from 50s-era Chryslers, Porsches, Ford Thunderbirds and Cadillacs to more modern Ferraris and Jaguars. Like the women and the guns (and the theme of revenge), most of these auto brands are fetishized, save for Mercedes, which receives some rather harsh design criticism from one character. A man’s nearly-lopped-off head wins Pez a comment and Zippo lighters fuel the omnipresent cigarette haze.

Brands that wash your brain: AAA, American Express, Beretta, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Converse, Discover, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Lincoln, Mastercard, Mercedes, Motorola, Pez, Porsche, Springfield Armory, Steyr, UZI, Zippo