Monday, April 12, 2010


This weekend, I took myself to the Sunday morning movie, "A Touch of Evil". Nice one, and one of the most astonishing casts ever collected, perhaps. I knew essentially nothing about it going in, which I always find the most enjoyable way to watch a "classic" film. This remains timely, and the opening scenes in particular maintain an urgently modern feel. That first shot IS truly amazing, and the rest of the movie (I saw the 1998 version, the one attempting to hew as closely to Welles' vision as possible) is funny and intelligent and exactly-as-frustrating-as-it-should-be and involving.

It sure makes for an interesting alternative to going to church, though!

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