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(2008)

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The names of Logos, Pathos, and Ethos for three of the characters in the film are from Aristotle, who suggested that these three elements are necessary for persuasive rhetoric.
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All of the henchmen clones' names end in "-os," and the last two seen on screen are "Adios" and "Amigos", in order.
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Some scenes were shot using a new digital camera called The Phantom that can shoot at up to 1000 frames a second. Most of the film was shot with Panavision Genesis cameras.
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In an interview with Total Film magazine, Frank Miller admitted that he shouted "Cut!" instead of "Action!" just before filming Paz Vega's scene because he was so distracted by her costume.
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The underwater scenes were all shot dry-for-wet, which greatly relieved Eva Mendes who doesn't know how to swim (at least at the time the movie was shot).
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Ebony White, The Spirit's sidekick from the comics, was omitted, largely because he was typically portrayed as a 1930's racial stereotype. Frank Miller disliked the idea of The Spirit having a sidekick, so the character was completely removed, rather than updated.
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Frank Miller uses comic book authors as company names in the film, for example 'Feiffer'. Another (Ditko, a reference to Steve Ditko) appears on the side of the truck driven by Silken Floss.
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There are several references to other comic book characters throughout the film: Sand Saref mentions Robin, Morgenstern mentions the Electra complex (based on the daughter of Agamemnon, the basis for the Marvel character Elektra), and The Spirit mentions Thor's hammer.
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Shot on green screen in 50 days.
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Dolan uses the phrase "hard goodbye" as a metaphor for death. It is also the name of Marv's Sin City story, written by Frank Miller.
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When the Spirit finds Sand Serif's derrière photocopy and says, "You shouldn't have signed it", the phrase was from one of Frank Miller's early Daredevil comics.
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Stana Katic's character Morgenstern gets told twice: "You'll make detective in no time." and in the TV series Castle (2009), her character Kate Beckett is the youngest woman to ever make detective in the NYPD.
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A few seconds after Octopus mentions "Star Trek," Silken Floss says the words "cling on," similar to the race "Klingon" in the Star Trek universe.
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While a character in her own right from the comics, Sand Saref's seduction of and marriage to wealthy men only to have them killed is a trait taken from fellow Spirit femme fatale P'Gell.
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The character, Morgenstern, the name means "morningstar" in German.
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Eva Mendes wanted to work with Frank Miller before even seeing the script for The Spirit (2008).
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