Robert Rodriguez's take on Frank Miller's graphic novel "Sin City" is ground-breaking.
Watching it again fifteen years after its premiere, I still get the same excitement. According to Rodriguez, he filmed the scenes with Josh Hartnett first then showed it to Bruce Willis as an example for what the film would look like. Willis signed aboard after seeing the black and white comic-noir look. An all-star cast with Willis turning in a performance that is for the ages as a likeable, gruff and rough cop with a heart.
Rodriguez takes this graphic novel and translates it to film beautifully.