‘Sin City’ Premiere

Like the high-charged, ruthless universe portrayed in the film, the Westwood premiere of Miramax’s “Sin City” was frenetic, with show-stopping arrivals and media jockeying for a few paltry seconds with the all-star cast.

Nearly all of the players in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s much-hyped modern film noir showed, including the Weinsteins, who appeared upbeat on the eve of officially calling it quits with Disney. Harvey powwowed with Clive Owen in the lobby, while Bob chatted up Bruce Willis and Rosario Dawson, one of flick’s many femmes fatales.

Indeed, the Sex and Sin City gals took command of the red carpet in scorching-hot getups: Jessica Alba in a siren-red strapless dress, Jamie King in a slinky black number and Brittany Murphy in a vintage pink pouf. Even the soft-spoken Alexis Bledel said she felt empowered in her mile-high stilettos, adding, “I mean…until they start to hurt.”

A while before the movie started, the ladies and stars, like Benicio Del Toro and Mickey Rourke, were whisked away for a photo op with the filmmakers, prompting Murphy to holler apologetically to a line of patient reporters, “I’ll come back, I promise!” But, alas, she never did. (Other players like Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher also attended but avoided the line altogether.)

But Michael Clarke Duncan kept it all in perspective, hurriedly whispering that his night’s highlight would still be watching “24” on TiVo after leaving the frenzy of “Sin City” behind.

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