“That’s the Thing With Dames…sometimes all they gotta do is let it out, and a few buckets later there’s no way you’d know…”
“Most people think Marv is crazy. He just had the rotten luck of being born in the wrong century.”
“What if I’m wrong? I’ve got a condition. I get confused sometimes. What if I’ve imagined all this? What if I’ve finally turned into what they’ve always said I would turn into? A maniac. A psycho killer.”
We all remember the Marvel Classic turned Movie Sin City, in which the enormous and disfigured Parolee, Marv, falls in love with “A Dame to kill for” (Goldie the Hooker).
I have always loved this film, despite the gore and bloodlust involved; because we get a strange but thorough view from inside this psychopath’s mind during the saga.
We experience his self-doubt under his own un-medicated state; he expresses his underlying need and desire to be loved for the scary thing that he looks like. We see how undyingly loyal and die-hard his affections can be when he is given that love – regardless of if it had come from a hooker. The sense of confusion mixed with sheer determination for vengeance in this storyline is unmatched, and couldn’t possibly have been done any better, in my opinion.
Marv helps the viewer to see that there is an awareness of himself all along, he is very mindful throughout his role in the Saga.
His understanding and deep love for the “dames” is eventually what gets him killed, and by that time – – – the viewer is rooting for him to rise again.
“That’s the thing with dames; sometimes all they gotta do is let it out and a few buckets later there’s no way you’d know…”