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Frank Miller: Blurring the line between novel and movie

Published on Aug 27, 2014 12:00 PM
Frank Miller (left) and Robert Rodriguez co-directed the Sin City sequel. -- PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Frank Miller has enjoyed considerable success in Hollywood, where his graphic novels have inspired blockbusters such as 300 (2006), Daredevil (2003) and the Dark Knight movies (2008, 2012).

But with the Sin City series of neo-noir comics he created from 1991 to 1992, he wanted to come up with "the one comic book that could not possibly be turned into a movie".

Then 12 years or so later, "this guy shows up", says Miller, nodding at film-maker Robert Rodriguez sitting next to him at a press event.

The director persuaded Miller to collaborate with him on a movie adaptation of his Eisner Awardwinning comics, which eventually became the critically acclaimed Sin City movie in 2005.

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