… same semi-experimental narrative vein as in his eye-opening
1998 debut “Pi,” helmer confirms his promise with an imaginative approach to
sight and sound — but hes clearly sorting out some personal issues in his
sophomore picture that wont prove appealing or accessible to many viewers.
Commercial prospects are slight.
Dramatic locus is Coney Island, where aging Sara Goldfarb obsessively watches game-shows in her …
… history has hardly begun. Where are we? A small, sleazy Mexican border town, Los Robles, that faces an equally
squalid, unnamed American border town. In reality, these were the suitably
disguised streets of Venice, California, on the night of March 14, 1957, which
is where and when Orson Welles filmed this opening shot for Touch of Evil.
Now, with the restoration of a movie that was only …
… and the means. Add another thing: In the first script, by
Paul Monash, the Heston role was American, and his new bride was Mexican. It
was Welles who guessed that the sexual and racial tension played better if you
flipped it over.
As a minority this film made me hurt, made me realize, and forced me to see that things have not changed in 40 years. It …