Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Mar 18 20:45:29 PST 1999


Date: Fri, 19 Mar 1999 15:20:07 +0900 To: lbo-talk at lists.panix.com From: Catherine Driscoll <catherine.driscoll at adelaide.edu.au> Subject: RE: Zsa Zsa Gabor & _Touch of Evil_ (was RE: Irony, again)

A brilliant Welles touch, to be asked (at heston's request it seems) to direct the film of a medicore book, and to make it so much more by switching the roles of the white cop with a Mexican wife to the film's American-employed Mexican cop with a white wife. Still a trashy melodrama, but a brilliant trashy melodrama.

Tania: 'People. What does it matter what you say about people.'


At 09:31 18/03/99 -0500, you wrote:
>Re Yoshies': "On the extra-diegetic level, _Touch of Evil_ was the last
>Hollywood film that Orson Welles was able to complete ..."
>... and with Charleton Heston playing a Mexican police detective, this
>was Welles' only comedy.
>Carl Remick

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