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  1. 26 Jun '08 16:10
    So I watched Orson Welles' classic film noir, "Touch of Evil," starring Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich, this past weekend and was really impressed. For a film with no CGI, it's really fast-paced, well directed, well cast and well acted. Although the studios butchered the theatrical release, I couldn't find fault with the director's cut. And for a 50-year-old film, it was way ahead of its time dealing with important social issues like racism, police corruption, drugs, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, etc.
  2. 26 Jun '08 21:08
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    So I watched Orson Welles' classic film noir, "Touch of Evil," starring Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Marlene Dietrich, this past weekend and was really impressed. For a film with no CGI, it's really fast-paced, well directed, well cast and well acted. Although the studios butchered the theatrical release, I couldn't find fault with th ...[text shortened]... issues like racism, police corruption, drugs, juvenile delinquency, organized crime, etc.
    The casting of Charlton Heston as the "Mexican" official was pretty bad. Not as bad as John Wayne as Genghis Kahn in " The Conquerer", but still.
  3. 27 Jun '08 17:23
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    The casting of Charlton Heston as the "Mexican" official was pretty bad. Not as bad as John Wayne as Genghis Kahn in " The Conquerer", but still.
    That was about the only drawback I saw as well. I wonder if Ricardo Montalban was ever considered for the role?
  4. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    27 Jun '08 18:25
    Originally posted by ThinkOfOne
    The casting of Charlton Heston as the "Mexican" official was pretty bad. Not as bad as John Wayne as Genghis Kahn in " The Conquerer", but still.
    John Wayne played Ghengis Khan??

    Oh God, I'm gonna have to see that flick!
  5. 27 Jun '08 18:49
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    John Wayne played Ghengis Khan??

    Oh God, I'm gonna have to see that flick!
    It's pretty bad -- don't waste your time.
  6. 27 Jun '08 21:12 / 4 edits
    Originally posted by der schwarze Ritter
    That was about the only drawback I saw as well. I wonder if Ricardo Montalban was ever considered for the role?
    I'd guess that Heston, like Wayne, was placed in the role for name recognition. No "name", no film. That's Hollywood for you.

    Artistically, Montalban would have been a much better choice.

    Come to think of it, Eli Wallach would have been an interesting choice. That guy had some serious range. He could have pulled it off, whereas Heston just didn't have the chops.
  7. 27 Jun '08 21:18
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    John Wayne played Ghengis Khan??

    Oh God, I'm gonna have to see that flick!
    It's really bad, but I suspect that therein lies the attraction for you.
  8. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    29 Jun '08 22:26
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    John Wayne played Ghengis Khan??

    Oh God, I'm gonna have to see that flick!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re96l2FJCjc

    And you talked smack about youtube.
  9. Standard member Scriabin
    Done Asking
    02 Jul '08 20:53
    See The Lady From Shanghai.

    My fav is The Third Man, however.

    If you really want to depress yourself, see Welles' Macbeth -- way over the top

    But, then, he was trying to out Olivier Olivier