A Short Story
Write a short story in noir-style. Be sure to understand the different elements that go into the neo-noir genre, such as the ones displayed in "The Hard Goodbye." The story can be about anything at all.
A Tangled Web We Weave
Research or read other stories from the "Sin City" series (do not just watch the movie) and connect the different characters from "The Hard Goodbye" to other events. Discuss what this adds to the story and characterizations.
The Distinctive Kind
Draw a picture in Frank Miller's distinct art style. The picture can be of anything at all. Focus on the use of silhouettes and spare details, as well as the exaggerated shapes of the characters themselves.
The Cinematic Contribution
Watch "The Hard Goodbye" (it is quite explicit and it should be noted that it might be necessary to gain permission before doing so) from...
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