Touch of Evil
About Touch of Evil
When top-billed Charlton Heston pushed for co-star Orson Welles to direct this late noir, nobody imagined it would emerge as one of the key works in the Welles canon despite being recut and partially reshot by Universal. His last Hollywood studio venture stacks up as probably Welles’ most popular picture although in 1958 it was dumped into theaters as a second feature. Here’s F.X. Feeney with a great breakdown of Welles’ technique in Touch of Evil. And to wrap up our Week of Welles, “The Most Complete Investigation into the Making of Citizen Kane“.