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The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, make up the rest). However, the Grammys, usually held in February, (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows) are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars, in the music world.
Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music (such as pop, gospel, and rap), are voted upon by peers - voting members of the Recording Academy - rather than being based upon popularity (as with the AMAs) or sales and chart achievements (the BMAs).
The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives - a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony.
Some feel that because Grammy voters tend to vote conservatively, and are marketed to by record companies, the most widely-recognized Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry. Hence, the Grammys are not taken seriously by some musicians and music fans. In fact, many artists who are placed in high regard, artistically, by many fans and critics (such as Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, ) have been awarded very few Grammys.
Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated.
Unlike the Academy Awards, for which the eligibility period begins January 1, the eligibility period for the Grammys begins October 1, which results in September being considered the Christmas sales period for the music industry (in which artists generally release big albums to qualify for the next year's Grammy). So, for example, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November, 1980, a month-and-a-half too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys, and thus eligible for the 1982 awards (it eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year).
The Grammys are currently broadcast on CBS.
Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 16 Grammys in total, including six consecutive awards for six consecutive albums. Metheny, as of the 2004 Grammy Awards, holds the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories:
Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year:
Legendary Opera Diva Leontyne Price has won 18 awards
Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin has won 11 awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, including 8 consecutive (and the first 8 ever awarded) awards in the category:
Conductor Sir Georg Solti holds the record for most Grammys won, having won a total of thirty-eight awards before his death in 1997.
The most Grammys won in a single night is eight -- a record shared by Michael Jackson (1984), and Carlos Santana (2000).
Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) and Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) are the only artists to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony.
Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging.
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Spoken. The following have been mentioned:. Surround Sound. Frank Miller has confirmed that he is working on new Sin City storylines for the upcoming movies. Rock. It reprints all the short stories, in the following order:. Reggae. Booze, Broads, & Bullets is a compilation of stories from the Sin City series of comic books by Frank Miller.
Rap. We talk about all sorts of things.". R&B. A bright day dawns. Production and engineering. Fading into memory. Pop. Miles behind us now.
Polka. That rotten town. Packaging and notes. Those it can't soil, it kills. New Age. Those it can't corrupt, it soils. Music Video. "That rotten town.
Musical Show. The final words in the book are internal monologue by Wallace, stating:. Latin. He asks her why she wanted to jump and she responds "I was lonely". Jazz. Wallace and Esther drive out of town. Historical. He seeks no revenge on Wallace or Liebowitz.
Gospel. Wallenquist lets it all be square. Folk. Liebowitz shoots The Colonel in the head for hurting his son. Film/TV/Media. By this time, the police have launched a massive assault on the Colonel's factory, where the Colonel is captured. Disco. Wallace takes Esther to the hospital as the many police are brought in on stretchers.
Dance. Jerry, a veteran, blasts it out of the sky. Country. When Wallace gets her, a police helicopter arrives. Composing and arranging. She is at the Farm. Comedy. It's The Colonel, telling Wallace where Esther is.
Classical. At this point in his story, the phone rings in Liebowitz's apartment. Children's. Wallace escapes without saving anyone. Blues. Wallace explains how he had a showdown with Mariah and a bunch of mercenaries. Alternative. Wallace discovers that the real scheme is an organ harvesting ring of which Liebowitz was unaware.
Béla Fleck has been nominated in more categories than any other musician, namely country, pop, jazz, bluegrass, classical, folk, and spoken word, as well as composition and arranging. Wallace confronts Liebowitz and tries to get him to join the same side. Christopher Cross (Grammy Awards of 1981) and Norah Jones (Grammy Awards of 2003) are the only artists to receive the "Big Four" (Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist) in a single ceremony. He then threatens Liebowitz's family even further. The most Grammys won in a single night is eight -- a record shared by Michael Jackson (1984), and Carlos Santana (2000). He even has Mariah break Liebowitz's son's arm. Conductor Sir Georg Solti holds the record for most Grammys won, having won a total of thirty-eight awards before his death in 1997. The Colonel is killing anyone linking Wallace to him.
Soul and R&B legend Aretha Franklin has won 11 awards for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, including 8 consecutive (and the first 8 ever awarded) awards in the category:. Mariah, another female mercenary working for the Colonel, is assigned to Delia's task. Legendary Opera Diva Leontyne Price has won 18 awards. They burn Captain's body. Session drummer Hal Blaine played on six consecutive records which won Record of the Year:. He then meets up with another war buddy named Jerry. Metheny, as of the 2004 Grammy Awards, holds the record for Grammy wins in the most different categories:. As he does, he shoots her in the head and shoots Delia in the chest.
Pat Metheny and the Pat Metheny Group have won 16 Grammys in total, including six consecutive awards for six consecutive albums. At gunpoint, Wallace makes Maxine bring him out of his hallucination hell. . Gordo kills Captain as Wallace shoots Gordo. The Grammys are currently broadcast on CBS. They find them at a gas station, refilling the Hummer they were driving. So, for example, John Lennon & Yoko Ono's album Double Fantasy was released in November, 1980, a month-and-a-half too late to qualify for the 1981 Grammys, and thus eligible for the 1982 awards (it eventually won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year). They torture the one remaining policeman and find out where Delia, Gordo, and Maxine were going.
Unlike the Academy Awards, for which the eligibility period begins January 1, the eligibility period for the Grammys begins October 1, which results in September being considered the Christmas sales period for the music industry (in which artists generally release big albums to qualify for the next year's Grammy). A battle ensues and Captain kills the police. Of the "big three" music awards shows, the Grammys are the highest rated. The police show up, as does Captain. In fact, many artists who are placed in high regard, artistically, by many fans and critics (such as Elvis Presley, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks, Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, ) have been awarded very few Grammys. He discovers a young girl dead in the trunk, intended to frame him. Hence, the Grammys are not taken seriously by some musicians and music fans. The car hits a tree.
Some feel that because Grammy voters tend to vote conservatively, and are marketed to by record companies, the most widely-recognized Grammys tend to go to either well-established artists or those being hyped by the recording industry. The whole portion of the comic where he is hallucinating is done in full colour. The awards ceremony features performances by prominent artists, and some of the more prominent Grammys are presented in a widely-viewed televised ceremony. Maxine gives him a huge dose of something strange and Wallace goes on a trip. The awards are named for the trophy which the winner receives - a small gilded statuette of a gramophone, handcrafted by Billings Artworks. He wakes at the pits, where Delia, Gordo, and a drug wizard named Maxine are preparing to abandon his car in the pits. Like the Oscars, the Grammys, which currently have 108 categories within 30 genres of music (such as pop, gospel, and rap), are voted upon by peers - voting members of the Recording Academy - rather than being based upon popularity (as with the AMAs) or sales and chart achievements (the BMAs). Just then, Wallace is drugged by a sniper for the second time.
However, the Grammys, usually held in February, (last of what are considered the "big three" music awards shows, including the BMA and AMA shows) are considered the approximate equivalent to the Oscars, in the music world. Wallace handcuffs her to the bed for what she believes is foreplay, when he reveals that he knows she can not be Esther's roommate since Esther's clothes would have the smell of Delia's cigarettes on them. The Grammy Awards (originally the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, make up the rest). He borrows a car from him and Wallace and Delia turn in for the night. Best Contemporary World Music Album. Wallace meets up with a war buddy referred to only as Captain. Best Traditional World Music Album. Wallace and Delia are attacked by snipers and mercenaries, but they escape.
Best World Music Album. He finds her apartment occupied by Delia, who claims to be Esther's roommate. Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. Wallace spends the night in the drunk tank, and upon his release seeks out Esther. Best Spoken Comedy Album. Apparently, The Colonel and Liebowitz are a part of this conspiracy. Best Spoken Word Album. They are ambushed by two men, who drug Wallace and kidnap Esther.
Best Surround Sound Album. She likes his art and they go out for a drink. Best Rock Album. It tells the story of Wallace, an artist/war hero/short order cook who saves a suicidal woman named Esther. Best Rock Song. Hell and Back is the longest of the Sin City stories, spanning 9 issues. Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental. Hell and Back (a Sin City Love Story) was first published in (July 1999–April 2000).
Best Metal Performance. Dwight is later reintroduced to the car that he was seen driving in Hell and Back. Best Hard Rock Performance. They confront him at his home in Sacred Oaks where he is brutally tortured and killed. Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Miho, Dwight, and Daisy, Carmen's lover, realize that Don Giacco Magliozzi was behind the shooting. Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. It is finally revealed that Vito, a member of the Mafia, had accidentally killed Carmen, an Old Town hooker, and Old Town wants revenge.
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. Watching out for him at every turn, the ninja Miho carves a relentless path of severed limbs on her trusty roller blades. Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. After getting the inside dirt from an aging starlet, he follows a lead through Basin City's underworld that ultimately brings him into the upper tiers of the mob and city hall. Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. After one of the Old Town hookers is killed in the cross fire of a botched Mafia drive-by, Dwight starts asking questions at a run-down diner. Best Reggae Album. Ladies' man Dwight and the silent killer Miho, stars of A Dame to Kill For and The Big Fat Kill, return for a gritty story of revenge and corruption.
Best Rap Album. Unlike the previous four stories, Family Values was released as a 128-page graphic novel rather than in serialized issues that would later be collected in a trade paperback volume. Best Rap Song. Family Values is the fifth "yarn" in Frank Miller's series of Sin City comic books published by Dark Horse Comics. Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Family Values was first published in (October 1997). Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. Marv kills the last one, but cannot seem to remember where he got his coat or gloves.
Best Male Rap Solo Performance. He chases them to The Projects, where the overprotective tenants kill several of the kids. Best Female Rap Solo Performance. He gets drunk and steps outside to find some college kids burning drunks to death. Best Rap Solo Performance. He gets depressed seeing Nancy leave with Hartigan, seeing as how he always had a crush on Nancy. Best Rap Performance. He lights one of the dead guys' cigarettes and thinks back; since it is Saturday, he realizes he must have been watching Nancy at Kadie's...
Best Contemporary R&B Album. Marv regains consciousness in the projects, surrounded by dead young guys, unable to remember how he got there. Best R&B Album. It is the story of what Marv was up to on the night Hartigan met back up with Nancy (from That Yellow Bastard). Best R&B Song. It was later reprinted in a mass-market edition as Just Another Saturday Night (October 1998). Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. Just Another Saturday Night was first published in Sin City #1/2 (August 1997), a limited mail-in comic available only through a special offer in Wizard (magazine) #73.
Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Her response is "Only the ones I really like.". Best R&B Instrumental Performance. "Delia-- do you plan to make love to each and every one of them?" he asks. Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Leaving the rear of the train, the Colonel waits for her. Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. When they're done, she snaps his neck and throws him off the train.
Best R&B Solo Vocal Performance, Male or Female. Delia hits on him, and they make love near the back of the train. Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. His internal monologue explains that he had a flat tire. Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Eddie is riding the train. Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical. Wrong Track is the second story, which picks up soon after.
Producer of the Year, Classical. Delia explains that she has a train to catch. Producer of the Year, Non-Classical. They throw him in as well and Gordo pushes the car into the pits. Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. They check the trunk of Phil's car and find his wife with six bullets in her belly. Best Engineered Recording - Special or Novel Effects. She meets up with the Colonel and Gordo at the entrance to the pits.
Best Engineered Album, Classical. She sticks the heel of her shoe in his eye socket, killing him. Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Eddie was supposed to be driving a similar Studebaker, and looked very similar. Best Pop Instrumental Album. He explains that he is a used car salesman named Phil, and she understands. Best Pop Vocal Album. She claims he has a trunk-load of stolen jewels he plans to sell in Sacred Oaks, violating an exclusivity agreement with the Wallenquist Organization.
Best Contemporary Song. She starts choking him and calls him by the name of Eddie. Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring. In the middle of it, he confesses that he is, in fact, married. Best Pop Instrumental Performance. She takes him to the pits, and they make love. Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra - Primarily Not Jazz or for Dancing. She asks if he is married, and he says that he is not.
Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Dancing. He offers to take her to the hospital, but she refuses. Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. He picks her up, and she tells him that she must have got struck by lightning. Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus. He drives aimlessly in the rain, eventually finding Delia unconscious on a dirt road. Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. Wrong Turn is the first story, in which a man named Phil has just killed his wife.
Best Contemporary (R&R) Solo Vocal Performance - Male or Female. The two stories take place on the same night, with the second taking place minutes after the first. Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Sex & Violence was first published in March 1997 and only contains two stories, both of which feature Delia:. Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The sadistic war criminal stuffs rats in his oven to eat, and is killed by a mercenary in the exact same way. Best Instrumental Performance. .
Best Performance by a Vocal Group or Chorus. It was adapted to a 2004 fan film of the same name. Best Performance by a Chorus. Rats is the final story, it is about a disturbed war criminal who eats dog food. Best Performance by a Vocal Group. He gives her an assignment and she takes on the name Blue Eyes, which is what Jim used to call her. Best Vocal Performance, Male. After killing Jim, the Colonel appears who was none other than the hitman.
Best Vocal Performance, Female. She wants to become a hitwoman, and she must first kill the only man she ever loved. Best Polka Album. She then attacks him, and explains that this is her test. Best Album Notes - Classical. They go back to his place and make love. Best Album Notes. Marv steals his drink.
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. The hitman enters the bar and Jim convinces Delia to leave with him. Best Recording Package. Marv is sitting next to them at the bar, and provides some comic relief. Best Album Cover, Photography. He runs into Kadie’s, where he is confronted by an ex-flame named Delia. Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts. It begins as a man named Jim notices a hitman following him.
Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical. Blue Eyes, the second story, is the first appearance of Delia. Best Album Cover - Classical. This was apparently a test, and the two buffoons get thrown several yards away as the explosion hits. Best Album Cover. Shlubb disagrees and pulls the boots off, to discover that there are no feet in them, and a ticking sound rings through their ears. Best New Age Album. Klump tells him that they're supposed to leave the body as it is.
Video of the Year. In this yarn, Shlubb's boots are in horrible shape, and he wishes to steal the shoes off a corpse, wrapped in a rug, that they're supposed to dump in the river. Best Performance Music Video. However their wordy speeches are sprinkled with malapropisms. Best Concept Music Video. Fat Man and Little Boy is a short three-page story about Douglas Klump and Burt Shlubb, who also appear in "That Yellow Bastard" and "Family Values." These characters use a large vocabulary to make it appear that they are more intelligent than they truthfully are. Best Long Form Music Video. First published December 1996, Lost, Lonely, & Lethal contains three stories:.
Best Short Form Music Video. The story closes with Daddy closing his hands around Johnny's throat. Best Sound Track Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or Television. Daddy beats Johnny half to death and it becomes apparent that he is not only her father but also her lover and that the entire ruse was a sadistic form of sexual role-playing. Best Musical Show Album. Temporarily overcome with remorse, Johnny realizes that it was all fake and the bullets he shot were blanks. Best Salsa/Merengue Album. Daddy refuses and Johnny shoots him with a revolver.
Best Merengue Album. Torn by his emotions and manipulated by Amy, he attempts to confront her father first, asking for her hand in marriage. Best Salsa Album. Amy insists that they can't be together and alludes to the solution that he kill her father. Best Tejano Album. Johnny is a middle-aged man who seems to be in love with a much younger girl by the name of Amy. Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Daddy's Little Girl was first published in A Decade of Dark Horse #1 (July 1996) and reprinted in Tales to Offend #1 (July 1997), and Booze, Broads, and Bullets..
Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album. Nancy -- who prior to this story had no last name -- was named "Callahan," presumably after Clint Eastwood's character in those films. Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album. In the DVD commentary, Frank Miller indicated that he was initially motivated to write That Yellow Bastard after his disappointment with The Dead Pool, the fifth and final film in the Dirty Harry series. Best Latin Pop Album. Mort had been replaced by Bob when Hartigan is released from prison in the motion picture and the theatrical release omits an appearance by Carla Gugino as Lucille which is reinstated in the extended version released to DVD. Best Latin Recording. Some notable differences exist in the film version.
Best Latin Jazz Album. In Rodriguez's adaptation, Bruce Willis stars as Hartigan, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Nick Stahl as the Yellow Bastard/Junior, Powers Boothe as Senator Roark and Michael Madsen as Hartigan's partner, Bob. Best Contemporary Jazz Album. In order to spare Nancy this fate, in an act of pure love, Hartigan commits suicide to protect her, blowing his brains out with his revolver. Best Jazz Vocal Album. Hartigan also realizes that Senator Roark would most likely target Nancy first, in order to make Hartigan suffer for killing his son. Best Original Jazz Composition. he has made a deadly enemy of Senator Roark, who would stop at nothing until Hartigan was dead.
Best Jazz Fusion Performance. With Nancy gone, Hartigan realizes that by killing Roark Jr. Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album. Hartigan then tells Nancy to flee, lying to her that he will call up some old police friends of his to clean up the scene of the crime. Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual or Group. Nancy and Hartigan share another kiss, this time without Hartigan's paternalistic feelings getting in the way. Best Jazz Instrumental Solo. Hartigan suddenly pulls out a switchblade and stabs him in the chest, calls him a "sucker" and then proceeds to castrate Junior a second time with his bare hands and then brutally beat his head into pulp, killing him.
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group. Junior shoves Nancy aside and decides to slice Hartigan up while he's on the floor. Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male. Hartigan has a heart attack and drops his gun. Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female. Hartigan shows up, takes down a few corrupt police officers guarding the Farm and confronts Junior, who has Nancy at knife point. Best Historical Album. At this time, Nancy is being flogged by Junior and, like Hartigan, won't give her torturer the pleasure of her pain by screaming.
Best Gospel Choir or Chorus Album. Racing to the Farm, Hartigan suffers a severe angina attack, but continues in order to save Nancy. Best Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album. Junior's henchmen, who had shown up to dispose of Hartigan's body, are quickly subdued, and forced to tell Hartigan that Junior had fled to the Roark family farm (described as a place where bad things happen) with Nancy, presumably to rape her. Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Hartigan, after seemingly giving up, awakes in his noose, wills himself back to life, and manages to break free from the rope by breaking a window and using a shattered glass shard to cut the rope around his hands. Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album. He then kicks the desk under Hartigan and escapes with Nancy.
Best Rock Gospel Album. Junior knocks Hartigan down, lynches him naked with a noose and tells of how in the past 8 years he raped and killed dozens of girls. Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album. As a result, Junior lives, but as an unnatural abomination. Best Inspirational Performance. Senator Roark used his vast financial resources to resurrect his son using means outside the boundaries of conventional science, hiring doctors, witch doctors, and gene therapists to bring Junior out of his coma and reconstitute his severed body parts. Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus. Hartigan, in the shower, is confronted once again by "That Yellow Bastard", who reveals himself to be Roark Jr.
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male or Female. There, they share a kiss, where Nancy reveals she is in love with him; but Hartigan refuses to move any further because of the paternalistic nature of his relationship to Nancy. Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male. Eventually, he and Nancy hide out in a motel. Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female. Accompanied by Nancy, Hartigan disovers the "Bastard's" foul-smelling blood everywhere, but no body. Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary. Hartigan, with Nancy's revolver, fires a precise shot that hits the "Bastard" in the neck, and Hartigan insists on checking to see if he's been killed.
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Traditional. With Nancy at the wheel, there is a high-speed pursuit with the "Bastard" close on their tail. Best Soul Gospel Performance. They leave Kadies' shortly and get into her car. Best Gospel Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus. Hartigan and Nancy have a quick reunion when she recognizes him and jumps into his arms. Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Male. "That Yellow Bastard", the man who arrived at the cell with the envelope, has followed him, and he has revealed Nancy's position.
Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female. Hartigan smells a set-up, and something far worse, the distinct odor of rotting garbage. Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary. The envelope containing the finger was merely a ploy to get him to crack and lead Roark to Nancy. Best Gospel Performance, Traditional. Hartigan finds that she is no longer the little girl he rescued from a child-murderer 8 years ago, but is now a woman who works in the club as an exotic dancer and is unharmed. Best Gospel Performance. He follows that lead to where Nancy, now nineteen, can be at or at least maybe get more leads.
Best Hawaiian Music Album. There's no clues to where she is except for a pack of matches from Kadie's bar. Best Native American Music Album. He goes to her apartment, but finds it empty and in disarray. Best Contemporary Folk Album. He looks her name up in a phone book and learns she lives somewhere on North Culver. Best Traditional Folk Album. Back on the streets, the elderly ex-con/ex-cop sets off to find Nancy.
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording. Hartigan is finally released on parole, apparently due to Senator Roark's satisfaction over his confession and submission. Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (previously in the "composing and arranging" field). Hartigan knows it's a ruse to insult him, but to show sincerity that he's a reformed man, he asks Senator Roark for forgiveness for what he did to his son. Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (previously in the "composing and arranging" field). At his parole hearing, he is humiliated again when Senator Roark acts like a good man who's willing to forgive Hartigan. Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. Much to his own lawyer's surprise and disgust, Hartigan decides to claim responsibility to the crimes he was accused of.
Best Disco Recording. He decides to find some way out, and contacts his lawyer, Lucille (the lesbian parole officer from The Hard Goodbye). Best Electronic/Dance Album. Believing Nancy to be in imminent danger, Hartigan's passive view of his current incarceration changes. Best Dance Recording (previously in "Pop"). Except instead of a letter from her inside, it contains an index finger from the right hand of a nineteen-year-old girl. Best New Country & Western Artist. Hartigan awakens and discovers the same type of envelope Nancy always uses.
Best Bluegrass Album. His fears are confirmed when a deformed, hairless visitor with sickly yellow skin who smells distinctly like a garbage can, arrives at his prison cell and punches him out. Best Country Album. Although he initially believes Nancy has merely outgrown her childhood hero, Hartigan soon becomes increasingly worried that Senator Roark has finally found Nancy. Best Country Song. For eight years, he drags himself through his jail time, his only respite being the letters his young admirer sends him, until finally the letters stop coming. Best Country & Western Single. Hartigan quickly develops a paternal love for little Nancy, and sees her as the daughter he never had.
Best Country & Western Recording. Afterwards, he finds himself alone in prison, and abandoned by his wife Eileen (who proceeds to re-marry and finally have children) and friends, he finds solace in the carefully disguised weekly letters he receives from Nancy. Best Country Instrumental Performance. Even amidst the hours of repeated punching and being tempted by prison luxuries and even sex with an Old Town prostitute, Hartigan doesn't crack under the pressure. Best Country Collaboration with Vocals. Liebowitz in order to get him to sign a false confession. Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. After his stint in the hospital, Hartigan is seen tied to a chair, cuffed and being beaten by Det.
Best Country Performance, Duo or Group - Vocal or Instrumental. Before leaving, Nancy tells Hartigan she loves him. Best Male Country Vocal Performance. Hartigan complies and says goodbye to her. Best Female Country Vocal Performance. She'll sign her name as "Cordelia" so no one who know who it's really from by Hartigan. Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices. Hartigan tells her to stay away from him or else she'll be killed, so Nancy tells Hartigan she'll write him letters instead for forever.
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s). The only one who Hartigan talked in the hospital was Nancy, who snuck out against her parents' wishes to see the man who saved her. Best Instrumental Arrangement. Despite his innocence and the pariah status he has achieved as a result of his conviction, he remains silent about his pain, knowing that Senator Roark would kill anyone who ever found out the truth. Best Arrangement. Hartigan finds himself framed for raping Nancy, is branded a pedophile and sentenced to a lengthy prison term amidst a public outcry that brands him one of Sin City's most hated citizens. Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (now in the "film/TV/media" field). lapses into a coma from his injuries, and Senator Roark takes issue with the abuse of his son.
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media (now in the "Film/TV/Media" field). Roark Jr. Best Instrumental Composition. Before he can finish Junior off, Hartigan's corrupt partner Bob, who fears angering Senator Roark, shoots him in the back. Best Spoken Comedy Album. Hartigan succeeds in rescuing Nancy by disabling Junior's getaway car, and then proceeds to use his revolver to surgically shoot off Junior's left ear, right hand, and genitals. Best Comedy Album. It is Hartigan's mission to rescue Junior's latest quarry, skinny little Nancy Callahan.
Best New Classical Artist. Roark Junior, son of one of the most powerful and corrupt officials in Basin City, is continuing his penchant for raping and murdering little girls. Best Classical Crossover Album. The story begins with a good-hearted cop, Hartigan (who has a bad heart condition) on his final mission before his forced retirement. Best Classical Album. That Yellow Bastard is currently under publication by Dark Horse Comics, the first edition was available in July 1997 (ISBN 1569712255). Best Classical Contemporary Composition. It follows the usual black and white noir style artistry of previous Sin City novels.
Best Chamber Music Performance. First published in February 1996–July 1996, That Yellow Bastard is a six-issue comic book miniseries, and the sixth in the Sin City series. Best Small Ensemble Performance (with or without conductor).
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with or without orchestra). In the film, Clive Owen plays Dwight, Brittany Murphy plays Shellie, Benicio del Toro plays Jack, Rosario Dawson plays Gail, Devon Aoki plays Miho, Alexis Bledel plays Becky, and Michael Clarke Duncan plays Manute. Best Choral Performance. The story is one of three from Sin City related in the film Sin City. Best Opera Recording. Before any defensive measures can be taken, the men and Becky are gunned down. Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral. The gangsters now realize they are in a trap as the girls of Old Town reveal themselves, heavily armed also, on the roof.
Best Classical Vocal Performance. Dwight then triggers the grenades stolen from the last mercenary, exploding the head. Best Orchestral Performance. Becky questions why the head is now bandaged when it wasn't before. Best Spoken Word Album for Children. As Dwight stands alone in an alley outside the gangsters' building with the head, outnumbered and outgunned, the trade is made: Gail being freed and the head, now bandaged up, handed over. Best Musical Album for Children. As the gangsters prepare to further torture Gail, and kill Becky, an arrow shoots through one of the henchmen with a note prompting a trade: Jack's head for Gail's life.
Best Album for Children. With the head in tow they go off to rescue Gail and Old Town. Best Contemporary Blues Album. Dwight is caught off guard by more grenades and is about to be cut up until Miho arrives to finish Brian off. Best Traditional Blues Album. After dodging some grenades, Dwight corners Brian, the last mercenary, in the sewers. Best Alternative Music Album. Dallas rams the car into the mercenaries' and she ends up getting gunned down by one of them.
Grammy Trustees Award. They cut through backroads to reach the Projects, where they catch up with their targets. Grammy Tech Award. Dwight, Dallas and Miho realize they must recover Jack's head. Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Gail bites and rips a chunk off of Becky's neck in anger, vowing that she deserves worse. Grammy Legend Award. It becomes clear that Becky had sold out Old Town for money and her mother's safety.
Grammy Hall of Fame. Gail is tortured but refuses to "facilitate" the process of surrendering Old Town. Best New Artist. Back at Old Town, Gail has been ambushed and kidnapped by Manute, who has survived the assaults of Dwight and Miho. Song of the Year. Along with Miho and her driver, Dallas, he takes off in pursuit of the remaining mercenaries. Album of the Year. Miho rescues him and Dwight begins to figure out that there is a snitch in Old Town who informed the mob that a cop was murdered by the Old Town prostitutes.
Record of the Year. The mercenaries decapitate Jack, taking the head and leaving Dwight for dead, sinking into the pits. 1988 - Aretha. He quickly disposes of four of them, but is knocked out by a grenade and falls into the pit along with the car. 1986 - "Freeway of Love". At the Pits Dwight is attacked by Irish mercenaries. 1982 - "Hold On, I'm Comin'". The cop then notifies Dwight that he's driving with a broken taillight, and lets him off with a warning.
1975 - "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing". Dwight tells the cop he's the designated driver. 1974 - "Master of Eyes". The cop looks through Dwight's window and notices the corpse, believing it to be an unconscious, drunken friend. 1973 - Young, Gifted, and Black. Jack's body slumps forward, hiding the neck wound and the gun casing lodged in his head. 1972 - "Bridge Over Troubled Water". As he contemplates whether or not to kill the cop, he brakes hard.
1971 - "Don't Play That Song". With his mind not completely focused, his driving suffers, attracting police attention again. 1970 - "Share Your Love With Me". Although Dwight knows he is hallucinating, unlike Marv, he cannot quiet the gibbering corpse. 1969 - "Chain of Fools". On the way there, Dwight begins to hallucinate that Jack is egging him on. 1968 - "Respect". After acquiring a car, slicing up all the bodies to stuff in the back trunk and leaving Jack in the front seat due to lack of space, Dwight begins the rainy drive to the Pits.
1971 Simon & Garfunkel - "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Finally, after a tense argument between Gail and Dwight, the girls agree to hide the bodies in the Pits as Dwight recommended. 1970 5th Dimension - "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In". Gail starts proclaiming they'll fight anyone who tries to take them out while Dwight tries to recommend disposing the bodies before anyone suspects anything. Robinson". This new fact is bad for all of Old Town, as the shaky truce between the police and the girls is all but shattered. 1969 Simon & Garfunkel - "Mrs. Then he realizes that Shellie was screaming "COP!".
1968 5th Dimension - "Up, Up and Away". As the girls loot the corpses, Dwight searches Jack's person and finds a police badge revealing him to be "Iron" Jack Rafferty. 1967 Frank Sinatra - "Strangers in the Night". Miho finishes him off by slicing his neck. 1966 Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - "A Taste of Honey". When Jack tries to shoot the intervening Dwight his gun backfires, sending the barrel into his forehead. Best New Age Album (2004). As Dwight tries to make Jack quit his foolish game, Miho sabotages his gun by throwing a plug into the barrel.
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo (2001). Miho and Jack get in a standoff. Best Rock Instrumental Performance (1999). During the attack, Dwight has an impending sense that something is wrong but can't place his finger on it. Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Individual or Group (1998, 2000). Immediately afterward Miho throws a swastika-shaped projectile that cuts off Jack's hand, then descend on the car and quickly kills every man but Jack. Best Contemporary Jazz Performance/Album (1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2003). Instead of being scared or surprised, Becky is instead filled with pity, proclaiming that he has just done the dumbest thing in his life.
Best Instrumental Composition (1991). He finally pulls out a handgun and aims it at her. Best Jazz Fusion Performance (1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 1990). Meanwhile, Jack continues to pester Becky, escalating to outright anger at the egging on of his friends. As Dwight spots Miho on the roof, he uncomfortably agrees and watches as the alley is closed off. She advises Dwight to stay put and let the girls handle Jack themselves.
Dwight follows close behind and is then caught off guard by Gail, one of Old Town's most experienced hookers and guardians. As Jack spots a young girl named Becky walking alone in a dark alley, he follows beside her, asking coyly for her services and constantly being rejected. A police car follows them both, but stops and turns around once the cars enter Old Town, the area of Sin City full of and run by the prostitutes of the area. As Dwight speeds toward Jack's car, his speeding has caught the attention of the police.
He jumps off the building, ignoring Shellie's muffled yell that sounds like "Stop!". After ensuring her safety, Dwight becomes worried that Jack will cause more trouble and must be stopped somehow. Shellie investigates the apartment and finds Dwight on the railing outside the building. Jack awakens a few seconds later and storms out, demanding that his group not mention these events.
When Jack scoffs at the threat Dwight dunks his head into the toilet (where Jack had been urinating the minute before) until his body goes limp. Getting the jump on Jack, Dwight holds a knife to his neck and tells him to stop bothering Shellie. He then goes to the bathroom where Dwight is hiding in the shower stall. Shellie refuses and it culminates in Jack hitting her in the face.
The drunken man, named Jack, talks about his plans to have fun at every bar in town that night and insists Shellie call in some of her fellow co-workers to come along. When the man outside threatens to break down her door, Shellie reluctantly opens it while Dwight hides in the toilet. Dwight tells the barmaid to let the man, and his ensuing entourage, in. Shellie is obviously scared, but is comforted by Dwight who has gotten a new face.
First published November 1994–March 1995, The Big Fat Kill opens in Shellie's apartment, where a drunken former fling is furiously rapping on her door, demanding to be let in. Let's get you home." With the girl in his arms, he walks off into the distance, as the snow obscures his receding form. He retrieves the little girl, saying, "Your momma's been callin' after you, Kimberly. It only then becomes apparent that the child was being sold for sex.
Marv draws two pistols and kills the pair of henchmen, then executes the woman. Through a small viewing slit, he can see a terrified little girl crouching in darkness in the room beyond. Marv hands her a wad of bills and is shown to a steel door in the far wall. He is met by two armed men and a leather-clad woman, who is apparently their boss.
He intimidates the bouncer, Fatman, with his sheer size and is led inside and down a flight of stairs. Against a backdrop of heavy snow, Marv, a hulking, trenchcoat-clad figure, approaches a door in a dark alley. It is a 15-page story about Marv's rescue of a little girl, in which there is almost no dialogue; only one speech bubble appears in the entire story. Silent Night is a one-shot short story that Frank Miller released in November 1994.
She was not a hooker, rather a nun that had flirted with temptation before ultimately deciding to dedicate her life to God. He also receives a package from Mary. Dwight reads up on the whole situation and realizes that Fargo was simply the scapegoat for illegal drug-related activities and had paid the ultimate price. He eventually receives a package from Fargo who had shipped it off before his untimely demise.
He duels with both of them again and due to insistence from Mary decides to shoot them in the leg instead of killing them. In the mean time, the Babe introduces herself as a hooker named Mary, but Dwight can tell she's lying. Although they successfully elude the pair, Dwight refuses to let them off easy, choosing rather to head to The Farm to deal with them. Under a barrage of sniper shots from Douglas Klump, Dwight and the Babe reach their car and speed off.
He knocks out Shlubb and finds the titular character hiding in the shower. Dwight stumbles upon the hanging corpse of Fargo in his apartment and encounters Mr Shlubb, half of the recurring supporting duo, Douglas Klump and Burt Shlubb (aka Fat Man and Little Boy). The Babe Wore Red centres around the character of Dwight and the murder of his friend Fargo. The Customer, having connections, hires The Salesman to kill her.
The mafia member then swore to her that she would die in the most terrible way possible, and when it is least expected. Later information given by Frank Miller on the commentary of the Recut & Extended DVD Edition states that The Customer had an affair with a member of the mafia, and when she found out tried to break it off with him. The reader is led to believe that The Customer had fallen into a serious and difficult situation and, with no other feasible alternative, hired The Salesman to kill her. A silenced gunshot stabs the night air to reveal that The Salesman has shot The Customer.
It is unclear what their past involves even as they embrace in a passionate kiss. The story involves an enigmatic tryst between two nameless characters; "The Customer" and "The Salesman." They meet on the terrace of a high rise building, hinting that although they seem to be acting like strangers, they do indeed have some sort of past. The sequence served as the original proof of concept footage that director Robert Rodriguez filmed to convince Frank Miller to allow him to adapt Sin City to the silver screen. The Customer is Always Right short served as the opening sequence for the movie Sin City, which featured Josh Hartnett and Marley Shelton.
Although the Cowboy is willing to confess to the cops, the girls have other plans and invite Miho to finish the job. The enigmatic "Cowboy" is captured by the allure of Wendy and subsequently shot and tied up by Gail. And Behind Door Number Three? is a short story about Gail and Wendy (who's now wearing Marv's necklace) setting a trap for a man they suspect is 'carving up' girls in Old Town.
It reprints a serial run in Previews:. First published November 1994, The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories is a publication of short stories. Dwight finally sees through all the lies and kills Ava. Ava then tries telling Dwight that Manute had her under mind control to manipulate her and Damien and that it would be a cruel irony if he killed her now.
Manute falls through a window and upon landing, Miho stabs him in the arms, pinning him to the ground. Six bullets fail to kill him, and Manute aims at Dwight as Ava grabs one of Manute's guns, shooting Manute in his shoulder. Gail and Miho strike from Dwight's car, and Dwight shoots Manute with a hidden .25 he had up his left sleeve. Once inside Ava's estate, Manute sees past the new face and captures Dwight.
Dwight (with his new face), accompanied by Gail and Miho, poses as Wallenquist's man from Phoenix. Wallenquist, unaffected by Ava's flirting, tells her to tie up her loose end with Dwight and has someone arriving from Phoenix soon to meet her about that. Ava, with her late husband's financial assets, is joining her corporation with the mob boss Wallenquist. Meanwhile, Dwight is recovering from his near-fatal wounds and calls Ava to inform her he's coming for her soon.
This culminates with Mort killing Bob, then committing suicide. Bob doubts Ava considerably now, while Mort, still sleeping with Ava, becomes more on-edge towards his partner. When they speak with Dwight's landlord, she tells about letting Ava in and the resulting loud noises of the fight the night of Damien's murder. They interrogate Agamemnon, who tells how Dwight is an upright man who went clean after being such a wild alcoholic with a short temper in his younger days.
They believe her story, and Mort starts sleeping with her. She claims that Dwight was a stalker psychopath who killed Damien out of jealousy. Two detectives following up on Damien Lord's death, Mort and Bob, talk to Ava. He convinces Gail and Miho, a deadly assassin he saved three years prior, to let him stay, and they operate further on him.
The girls of Old Town perform surgery on Dwight's multiple bullet wounds, then ask him to leave. Upon Dwight's insistance, Marv drives him to Old Town, where Dwight has his old flame, Gail, help him. Dwight once again falls out of a window and is picked up by Marv. She shoots Dwight six times, including once in the head.
Ava appears, and explains how Dwight was all a part of her plan to get Damien murdered so she could inherit his estate. When he finds him, he beats him to death. With Manute occupied, Dwight makes his way to Damien. Marv rips Manute's right eye out.
Marv tackles the guards as a distraction and eventually takes on Manute. As they approach the mansion, Dwight insists Marv leave the punk's gun, which Marv has procured, in the car. They drink together and watch Nancy dance. Dwight convinces Marv to help him storm Damien's estate.
One of them pulls a gun on Marv, who knocks him flat. Dwight arrives at Kadie’s, where Marv is in the middle of a squabble with some out-of-town punks. He awakens to find Manute driving off with Ava. Dwight is knocked out of his upper story apartment window, where he blacks out momentarily.
Manute arrives and violently beats a naked Dwight. They eventually reconcile and make love. In his bedroom is a nude Ava. As he arrives home, he finds his Ford Mustang returned and his door unlocked.
Dwight calls Agamemnon for a ride home, and they stop to get pizza. Manute seemingly doesn't recognise him, but beats him brutally anyway. He is discovered and claims that he is a Peeping Tom. He hops a fence and, using his photography equipment, scopes out the estate.
He decides to check up on Ava and her new husband, Damien Lord. Dwight goes home, but cannot sleep. Ava arrives late and tries to persuade Dwight to take her back, claiming that her life is "a living Hell." Dwight refuses as a large black man named Manute arrives, taking Ava away. Marv is also there and greets Dwight.
She had once broken his heart, but he agrees to meet her. That night, he receives a call from a woman named Ava, asking him to meet her at a seedy bar called Club Pecos. The story begins as Dwight McCarthy, working as a photographer for a grossly overweight man named Agamemnon, saves one of the Old Town prostitutes. But Dwight begins to suspect that things aren't what they seem with Ava...
It chronicles Dwight's and attempts to rescue Ava Lord, Dwight's former fiancée from her husband and servant, who she says are sadistically torturing her. First published November 1993–May 1994, A Dame To Kill For is the second compilation of the Sin City series. With his last words, he defiantly mocks his executioners, asking if "That's the best you can do, you pansies?" They electrocute him again, which finally kills him. Finally, Marv is electrocuted in the electric chair, but survives.
On his last night, he is visited by Wendy, who says that he can pretend that she's Goldie in one final moment of love. Marv is sentenced to death, much to the glee of Basin City's inhabitants. A hotshot Assistant District Attorney threatens to have Marv's mother killed if Marv doesn't confess to the crimes, so Marv breaks the ADA's arm in three places, then confesses. Marv survives, is hospitalized, and ultimately is charged not only with the murders of the people he killed, but also of the serial killings committed by Kevin also.
Marv proceeds to torture Cardinal Roark to death, but just as he's really getting it going, armed guards storm the room and fill Marv with machine gun fire. Roark rationalizes that the killings were justified because the victims were merely hookers and nobodies. Goldie found out about Kevin, so Kevin killed her, and Roark sent in the police to kill Marv, frame him, and cover up Kevin's crimes. Roark confesses to envying Kevin's "gift", ultimately joining Kevin in his meals of murdered women in order to experience it for himself.
Roark babbles on about how Kevin not only ate his victims' bodies, but also their souls, making him pure and clean. Roark, anguished over Kevin's death, confesses that he shielded the killer, because he had a "voice like an angel". Marv then presents Kevin's still smiling head to Roark, and demands an explanation. Marv kills Roark's guards and confronts the naked Cardinal in his bed.
Robbed of any satisfaction from Kevin's death, Marv goes on to sneak into Cardinal Roark's heavily guarded mission. Marv decapitates Kevin's body and proceeds to take the unconscious Wendy back to Nancy's (after putting a call in to Kadie's for her) where Nancy patches him up, gives him beer and agrees to put Wendy on a plane at Sacred Oaks. Even as his entrails are being devoured by his own pet, Kevin simply smiles calmly and doesn't utter a sound. Marv proceeds to dismember Kevin with a hacksaw, then feeds his still-living torso to Kevin's pet wolf.
Wendy shows up with a gun, intending to kill Kevin; but Marv knocks her out, because he intends to torture Kevin first, and doesn't want Wendy to have nightmares from witnessing it. Marv takes quite a beating, but keeps on fighting and eventually manages to outsmart Kevin by handcuffing him to himself, allowing him to knock out Kevin with a strong punch to the face. Kevin manages to avoid Marv's razor wires, and the two of them fight it out. Armed with gasoline, razor wire and his "mitts", Marv sets up a series of traps around the Farm, then flushes Kevin out by bombarding the Farm with a Molotov cocktail bomb.
Along with Wendy, Marv picks up the items he needs to confront Kevin. Marv convinces them that he is innocent (stating that no prostitute would let someone as ugly and fearsome-looking as him close enough to kill her), and they release him. Marv is soon captured by the Old Town prostitutes, led by Goldie's twin sister Wendy, who believe Marv is responsible for Goldie's death (and the other missing prostitutes Kevin killed and ate) and thus intend to torture and kill him. In trying to dig up more leads to who Goldie was, Marv went to Old Town.
Marv kills the cops and learns from torturing the lead detective that the man who wants him dead is Cardinal Roark, brother to Senator Roark and a member of the powerful and corrupt Roark family that founded and runs Basin City. The cops quickly kill her to eliminate any witnesses. Believing she has been rescued, Lucille attempts to convince them not to kill Marv. Unwilling to die in a shootout, Lucille knocks Marv down and runs towards the cops.
Marv and Lucille escape, but are intercepted by a SWAT team. From the cell, Marv watches the killer being picked up by a limousine, and learns that his name is Kevin. Lucille is understandably quite shaken, as the killer had previously forced her to watch while he sucked the flesh off her severed left hand. Also held in the cell is Lucille (his lesbian parole officer), who explains that the killer kills women so that he can dine on their flesh.
Marv wakes up in a holding cell, where he is greeted by the sight of several stuffed female heads, mounted on the wall like trophies. The killer is supernaturally silent and quick, and manages to sneak up, blind and beat Marv (quite a feat, as Marv is over 7', 300lbs, and had earlier shown he has amazing endurance by how he escaped from the police raid on his hotel room and surviving being hit multiple times by a speeding car). Marv finally encounters Goldie's killer: a small, shadowy figure with glowing glasses and a Charlie Brown-looking sweater. Marv's investigation eventually leads him to The Farm (the same place Detective Hartigan and Yellow Bastard had their final confrontation), where he defeats a pet wolf and discovers human remains.
At one point in his journey, Marv stops by the strip club Kadie's, where he watches the dancing act of Nancy Callahan and to send the message out through an informant named Weevil to anyone out looking for him that he's been at bars drinking heavily and lamenting Goldie's death. Finally, Marv knows from the police raid that whoever's behind Goldie's murder has deep underworld connections to set him up as Goldie's killer and have even go to his mother's home to see if Marv took refuge there. Second, he suffers from a medical condition in which he experiences vivid hallucinations, and wonders if he actually murdered Goldie (especially since the two of them were alone and he feels sure he would have known if anyone had entered the room to kill Goldie). First, he feels indebted to Goldie for her kindness and wishes to repay her by avenging her death.
As he roams the streets in pursuit of the truth, Marv has to deal with several issues. Heavily armored police officers (on duty officers wear SWAT gear possibly due to the high crime rate) from Basin City's corrupt police force storm the building, and Marv fights his way through them and escapes into the streets. The two of them have sex, and when Marv wakes up she is lying in the bed next to him, murdered. Later they meet in an equally run-down hotel room for a night together.
Marv, a huge, heavily scarred hulk of a man, is approached in a seedy saloon by a beautiful woman named Goldie. In the film version, Mickey Rourke plays Marv, Jaime King plays Goldie/Wendy, Carla Gugino plays Lucille, Elijah Wood plays Kevin, and Rutger Hauer plays Cardinal Roark. This story is one of three Sin City stories retold in the movie Sin City. The thirteen-part serial follows Marv on his brutal, single-minded quest to understand why Goldie was killed and bring revenge upon her murderers.
Marv wakes up after a one-night stand to discover Goldie, the woman he had just met and had sex with, has been killed in the night. The protagonist is Marv, a dangerous, possibly psychotic convict. It was originally titled simply Sin City when it was released in the Dark Horse Presents Fifth Anniversary Special and issues Dark Horse Presents #51-62 , but it was given its own title in trade paperback form. First published as Sin City in Dark Horse Presents issues #51-62 and 5th Anniversary Special (June 1991–June 1992), and reprinted as Sin City (The Hard Goodbye) (January 1993), The Hard Goodbye is the first comic book story that Frank Miller drew and wrote about the desperate denizens of Basin City/"Sin City".
The chronology of Sin City is described below. They are listed here in order of publication. These are the individual stories, usually referred to as "yarns", set in Frank Miller’s Sin City universe. As the various yarns progress, the audience gradually becomes familiar with key locations in and around Basin City.
In addition, the people in charge of the city remained in charge, running it as they saw fit. These women ended up forming the district of Old Town, the prostitutes' quarter. During the Gold Rush, The Roark Family brought a large number of women to keep the miners happy. Only a handful of the cops are still honest.
The Basin City Police are mostly lazy, cowardly, or corrupt. Usually twice a year, a downpour comes. It hardly ever rains, and if it rains it's mostly warm droplets of moist "that dissolve before it hits the ground". Basin City, almost universally referred to by the nickname Sin City, is a fictional town in the American Northwest, located somewhere 40 minutes outside of Seattle, WA.
. A TV Series based on the comics is reported to follow the second sequel. Rodriguez has expressed a desire to begin filming two sequels back-to-back starting February 2006 for release sometime in 2007. The Sin City graphic novels were reprinted with new covers and in a reduced size to coincide with the motion picture's theatrical release.
A movie adaptation of Sin City, co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller with "special guest director" Quentin Tarantino, was released on April 1, 2005. All stories take place in Basin City, with frequent recurring characters and intertwining stories. Several other stories of variable lengths have followed. The first story originally appeared in Dark Horse Presents from April of 1991 to June of 1992, under the title of Sin City, serialized in thirteen parts.
Sin City is the title for a series of stories by Frank Miller, told in comic book form in a film noir-like style. Eighteen months after the beginning of The Hard Goo. The Babe Wore Red occurs, and in the story Dwight states that Marv is on death row. Dwight kills Ava.
Dwight McCarthy (with a new face), Miho, and Gail raid Ava Lord’s estate, with Manute being gravely injured by both Miho and Dwight. Less than three months later, Ava and Wallenquist unite their criminal empires. A few days into Marv’s rampage, Bob (Hartigan's former partner in That Yellow Bastard) is shot dead by his partner Mort, who takes his own life (A Dame to Kill For). She tells them everything Gail briefed her on in Blue Eyes and sends them on their way.
On the same night, Mort and Bob arrive at 'Kadie’s' (mere seconds after Marv’s arrival) and interview Shellie about Dwight's whereabouts following the murder of Damien Lord. In the beginning of Marv’s rampage, he goes to “Kadie’s” to try and draw attention to himself. The Hard Goodbye begins with Marv waking up and finding Goldie’s lifeless body. Marv meets Goldie.
Marv is at the bar when Delia sweeps off with her prey. On this same night, Delia is inducted into the services of Wallenquist (Blue Eyes) placing her in league with Manute and the Colonel. Gail and the others tell Shellie that Dwight is still alive, and brief her on what she should tell the cops. Gail, Dwight, Miho and Shellie develop a plan to get revenge on Ava Lord.
Dwight begins to be rehabilitated at this point. After Damien is killed, Dwight is taken to Old Town. Marv fights Manute, and Manute loses his eye. Marv and Dwight attack the home of Damien and Ava Lord.
Shellie lectures Dwight at having not seen nor heard from him in six months. Fearing for her safety, Dwight goes to ‘Kadie’s’ and recruits the help of Marv. Manute interrupts their meeting. Ava mentions that it has been about four years since they last saw each other and Dwight agrees.
A few weeks later, Ava Lord contacts Dwight and asks to meet him. Almost four years after the events of That Yellow Bastard, the twins, Goldie and Wendy, take over Old Town. The remaining events of That Yellow Bastard play out within the next few hours or so. Marv witnesses the reunion of Nancy and Hartigan, as shown in the beginning of Just Another Saturday Night.
It is on this night that Dwight goes home with Shellie, and sleeps with her (he is seen whining to Shellie when Hartigan enters ‘Kadie’s’). Weeks later, Hartigan finds the 19-year-old Nancy Callahan when he is out on parole. Ava leaves Dwight and marries Damien Lord. Three years before A Dame to Kill For, Dwight rescues Miho from two gangsters.
He is placed into solitary confinement for eight years. Hartigan is framed as a pedophile and charged with raping Nancy Callahan. The first section of That Yellow Bastard, wherein Detective John Hartigan rescues Nancy Callahan from Roark Jr., resulting in Hartigan and Junior winding up in the hospital, occurs about 12 years before the events of The Hard Goodbye. A prequel story about Jack.
A story based in the World War II era (1940s-ish). A story with a brand new character. A prequel story about Hartigan. Miller has now confirmed that he will also produce a Graphic Novel of this story.
Miller says this will show "a whole new side of Nancy." This story has been confirmed as one of the main stories for the planned movie Sin City 2. Nancy avenges Hartigan's death by killing remaining members of the Roark family. The Babe Wore Red (from The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories). Wrong Track (from Sex and Violence).
Wrong Turn (from Sex and Violence). Daddy's Little Girl (from A Decade of Dark Horse #1 and also reprinted in Tales to Offend #1). Rats (from Lost, Lonely, & Lethal). Blue Eyes (from Lost, Lonely, & Lethal).
And Behind Door Number Three? (from The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories). Silent Night (from Silent Night). The Customer is Always Right (from The Babe Wore Red and Other Stories). Fat Man and Little Boy (from Lost, Lonely, & Lethal).
Just Another Saturday Night (from Sin City #1/2 and also reprinted in Just Another Saturday Night). Wrong Track (3 pages). Wrong Turn (23 pages). Rats (7 pages).
Blue Eyes (14 pages). Fat Man and Little Boy (3 pages). The Babe Wore Red (24 pages long). The Customer is Always Right (3 pages long).
And Behind Door Number Three? (4 pages long). He appears in The Big Fat Kill, where he is killed in an alleyway shootout. Is particularly skillful at inflicting pain with the use of his hands, without the necessity of any tool. Davis, Works for Wallenquist and specializes at torturing people.
Mariah kills him before killing Doctor Fredric. Shoots and incapacitates Wallace to abduct Esther. Orrin, Doctor's Fredric assistant. Mariah kills him and his companion, Orrin, to make sure that Wallace doesn't substract any valuable information from him.
Doctor Fredric, Kidnaps Esther under the Colonel's orders after incapacitating Wallace with narcotics in Hell and Back. He dies in the alley massacre. Schutz, another of Manute's henchmen. Miho shoots him twice with arrows in The Big Fat Kill, killing him humorously.
Stuka, a henchman of Manute's who has a swastika tattooed on his forehead. Was going to deliver Jackie Boy's head, when Miho snuck behind him and stabbed him. Brian, Irish mercenary and demolitions expert. Unintentionally gunned down in the Magliozzi hit on Bruno.
Carmen, Old Town prostitute with a traumatising past; lesbian lover to Daisy. Avenges her death by killing the remaining Magliozzi family members. Daisy, Carmen's lesbian lover. Killed by Daisy in Family Values.
Enemies with Wallenquist. Don Giacco Magliozzi, Leader of Mafia in Sacred Oaks. Lucca, Vitto's brother and one of Magliozzi's hitmen. Drives Dwight and Miho to Don Giacco Magliozzi.
Forced to shoot his brother Lucca. Vitto, Mobster who kills Carmen in Family Values. Helps Wallace rescue Esther. Good with missiles.
Jerry, Captain's lover and war vet. Helps Wallace snap out of his drugged up state to kill off Delia and Maxine. Aids him in saving Esther, giving his life in the process. Captain, A loyal war buddy of Wallace's.
Dies for her troubles. She administers drugs into Wallace's system, and later gives him the antidote at gunpoint. Maxine, Maxine works alongside Delia. Very dumb, and speaks in third-person.
Works alongside Delia to try and set-up Wallace's death. Gordo, The Colonel’s muscle. Held captive and was most likely going to be sold for sex, until Marv saved her. Kimberly, the little girl Marv saves in 'Silent Night'.
Johnny is lured into Amy's sick trap, as "Daddy" is really her lover, and Amy's victims are used to get a rise out of "Daddy". Amy and Daddy, Amy seduces Johnny and convinces him to kill her "father", so that they can be happy together. Unfortunately, he falls victim to Amy and "Daddy's" sick sexual role-playing. Johnny, Falls in love with a sweet girl named Amy, and in order to finally be with her, he must kill her controlling father.
Gets Dwight out of jams in exchange for food. Agamemnon, is a sort-of friend to Dwight, who gives Dwight photography jobs and lets him use his darkroom. Otto, the bartender of the diner in which Peggy hangs out. A valuable source of info to Dwight in Family Values.
Peggy, a single mother who hangs out in bars tempting men into buying her drinks, as she is an alcoholic. After his family is threatened, Liebowitz finally kills The Colonel. Brutally beats Hartigan upon his arrival in prison, and later is a puppet for The Colonel in Hell and Back. Liebowitz, Commissioner of the BCPD.
Seemingly hired the Salesman to kill her. The Customer, a beautifuk young woman and one of the many targets of the Salesman. It is assumed he kills Becky at the end of the movie adaptation. The Salesman, a shadowy, poetic freelance assassin who performs a lot of jobs for the Ladies, the Cops and the Mafia.
The primary victim of Ava's schemes. Damien Lord, Ava's rich husband whom she left Dwight for. Real names are Burt Schlubb (Fat Man) and Douglas Klump (Little Boy). Fat Man and Little Boy, a pair of low-rent hit men who use extravagant words in daily conversation to mask the fact that they're both incredibly stupid.
She gives Marv drinks for free because he has killed a number of people for her. Kadie: A middle-aged fat transexual that owns the eponymous bar where Nancy and Shellie work. By The Big Fat Kill, they appear to have reconciled. She is Dwight McCarthy's occasional girlfriend.
Shellie, a barmaid at Kadie's. Killed in an alleyway shootout. Becky, an young Old Town prostitute who works for the Colonel, mainly because she didn't want her mother to discover that she was a prostitute, partly because he offered her a considerable sum of money and a new life. Lucille, Marv's lesbian parole officer and Hartigan's lawyer.
Seduced and corrupted by Ava Lord, and eventually takes Bob's, and his own, life. Mort, Partners with Bob and an honest detective. Becomes more professional during A Dame to Kill For. Betrays him and later regrets it.
Bob, Hartigan’s corrupt partner. His goal is merely to achieve power and profit, regardless of what underhanded methods can lead him to that goal. Wallenquist aka the Kraut, the mysterious and potent leader of the Sin City mob. Has her nose broken by Wallace and manages to escape from Liebowitz's assault on the factory.
Works for Wallenquist. Also uses the powers of seduction, but can also fight with a bo (staff). Mariah, a trained assassin in league with Delia, although apparently less skilled. She herself is killed by Wallace.
She usually has sex with her victims before killing them. Uses the powers of seduction to lead unsuspecting men to their deaths. Delia aka "Blue Eyes", a trained assassin hired by The Colonel. His operations is eventually shut down by the Police and he is captured and shot by Commissioner Liebowitz.
Runs an organ harvesting ring as well as other organized crimes. Trains assassins, as well as being one himself. The Colonel, enforcer for Wallenquist. Manute is finally gunned down by Old Town hookers.
He is also well-nigh indestructible, having been crucified (by Miho), shot repeatedly (by Dwight), beat up numerous times (by Marv and Wallace), and relieved of an eye (again, by Marv). Manute, a huge black man who is very gentlemanly and polite in all situations, even while committing homicide, who served Ava Lord and is later recruited by the Colonel. The Senator's brother is Cardinal Roark. Senator Roark, a very corrupt politician with huge political and financial power, he has the influence to eliminate whomever he chooses.
He finally meets his well-deserved death by Hartigan (who beats Roark to a pulp as well as rip his genitals off a second time). Due to these treatments, however, his body cannot process waste properly, resulting in his skin turning bright yellow and making him smell like rotting meat. Roark pays millions in physical rehabilitation treatments. In That Yellow Bastard, Hartigan shoots off his ear, hand and genitals while rescuing his Nancy, and Sen.
He was handsome, young, and rich; as well also a sadistic child molester who raped and murdered pre-pubescent girls, a pastime that was covered up by his father and city police. Junior Roark aka That Yellow Bastard was the son of Senator Roark. His image later haunts Dwight's imagination. Miho kills him and his four buddies after they threaten Becky with a gun.
Jack "Iron Jack" Rafferty/Jackie Boy is Shellie's former (abusive) boyfriend. Det. An expert liar, she is considered a goddess by Manute and a manipulative witch by Dwight, who eventually kills her. Ava Lord, ex-lover of Dwight McCarthy who manipulates men through her good looks and her innocence.
He's killed by Marv in an unspecified (but incredibly gruesome) way. Roark occasionally uses Kevin as his personal assassin, and even joins him in his cannibalistic rituals. Cardinal Patrick Henry Roark, a Catholic Cardinal, who is brother to Senator Roark. Kevin is an agile, fast and skilled martial artist.
Marv kills him after an exhausting exchange of blows by chopping off his limbs and letting the wolf eat him. He is sheltered by Cardinal Roark. The leftovers go to his pet wolf. Kevin, an intentionally mute sociopath who resides at "The Farm", kills women, and cannibalises their remains.
She is a blade weapon and inline skate aficionado. Miho, a highly skilled, mute, Japanese assassin who works out for the Ladies Old Town. See Full Article. A good friend to Marv, whom often doubles as her protector.
According to Hartigan her free time is spent studying, reading, and writing, so she would seem to be highly intelligent as well. John Hartigan. Nancy Callahan, a 19-year-old stripper who works at Kadie's and was saved as a child by Det. Next to Miho & Kevin, he is among one of the deadlier people in Sin City, but prefers to not fight.
He is, however, a former Navy Seal with the Medal Of Honor. Wallace, a fit, long haired artist turned vigilante hero who saves Esther, and seems to be the most good natured person in Sin City. She has a love/hate relationship with Dwight McCarthy. She is six feet tall and is one of the authority figures of Old Town.
Gail, a prostitute whose speciality is knot-tying. Goldie and Wendy, the twin prostitutes who are currently in control of the Old Town. See Full Article. He has a distinguishing scar on his forehead.
John Hartigan, good-hearted 60-year-old ex-con/ex-cop. Det. See Full Article. Dwight McCarthy, a middle-aged photographer who, recently surgically bestowed with a new face, is deeply in debt to the women of Old Town and will go to great lengths to help them out.
See Full Article. He is a classic example of a noir anti-hero. His personal code of honour dictates the repayment of debts and a sort of chivalry towards women. He suffers from a mental condition that causes him to hallucinate.
Marv, a tough, violent, big bruiser of a man, who spends his time on the streets doing odd jobs for various people. This is where Dwight takes the corpses of Jackie Boy and his friends in The Big Fat Kill.. They are frequently used as a place to dump things you don't want found. The Pits, tar pits outside the city where dinosaur bones were excavated at some time.
Marv burns down one of the buildings, and the Farm is abandoned sometime after the initial Sin City storyline. It was also home to Kevin, a serial killer with ties to the Roark family. "The Farm") is located at North Cross and Lennox, this farm shows up in several stories, including The Hard Goodbye, That Yellow Bastard, and Hell And Back. Roark Family Farm (a.k.a.
Marv was born in the Projects. The Projects, the run-down and poor side of Sin City, is a tangle of high-rise apartments where crime runs rampant. Basin City Central Train Station, which has a direct connection to Phoenix. Kadie's, a stripper joint/bar where Nancy Callahan and Shellie work, and Dwight McCarthy and Marv hang out.
A university of some sort is also located there. This suburb lies outside the city proper, a half an hour drive uphill. Sacred Oaks, home to the rich and powerful of Basin City. This is where the city's population of prostitutes reside; it recently came under the control of the twins Goldie and Wendy.
Old Town is the red-light-district and is off limits to police.