FRANK MILLER: ‘THE 1940S-STYLE GENTLEMAN NEEDS TO MAKE A COMEBACK’
For anyone who still had a little doubt in his or her mind about whether Frank Miller — the man who wrote and drew Sin City, which is basically all about tough guys fightin’ over dames (and also lady ninjas hanging out with prostitutes) — is nostalgic for a perceived golden age of dudeliness, look no further than his new 20Q interview in Playboy.
One of the interview’s wrap-up questions is about whether Miller prefers an old-fashioned ideal of masculinity, and Miller answers that he’d like to see “the 1940s-style gentleman” make a comeback.
“I believe it’s a biological function of men, because we tend to be larger than women, to be protective of them,” Miller said. “If I were to try to zero in, comic-book-like, on when masculinity went awry, I’d say it was when Rod Stewart sang, ‘You are my lover, you’re my best friend,’ rather than allowing there to be two people in his life who served two very important functions.”
Too bad, ladies. Frank Miller does not want to be your best friend.
Here are some additional highlights from the interview:
ERIC SO’S ‘SIN CITY’ VINYL FIGURE IS CARTOONISHLY BRUTAL, JUST LIKE THE ORIGINAL MARV
By Chris Sims
If you’re the type of person who really likes collectible statues,then you may already be familiar with the work of Eric So, who designed a vinyl figure of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy a while back. Now, he’s back with another Dark Horse icon: Marv, the two-fisted, impossibly violent star of the first arc of Frank Miller’s Sin City, complete with a billowing trenchcoat and a set of bandages.
The figure stands 13 inches tall with a limited run of 950 pieces, and as you might expect, it’s set to be released this September in conjunction with the second Sin City movie with a price of $150. And, just to make things even more fun, Marv’s signature bandages are packed separately so that you can apply them yourself as you see fit.
By Andy Khouri
Perhaps best known for her role as Vesper Lynd in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, French actress and supermodel Eva Green has been cast to play the titular Ava Lordin Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Based on the classic graphic novel by Frank Miller, the film is a sequel to the 2005 Sin City film co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez.
By Andy Khouri
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez told a crowd at SXSW this week that he will begin production of Sin City 2 this summer. But wasn’t there supposed to be a video game? There was. Developed by Red Mile Entertainment, the Sin City game was abandoned at some point in 2008. Fortunately, loads of character model sheets and conceptual art have surfaced.