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  1. Andrew

    “Charlton Heston is miscast: a moustaclhe and dark make-up do not a Mexican make.”

    Actually most Mexican officials come from the country’s white minority. They look nothing like the Mexicans you Americans are used to seeing.

  2. Thanks Andrew. I did not know this. Btw, I am an Australian, and I actually haven’t met a Mexican, only seen them in the media. Though I would assume the white minority do speak fluent Spanish, unlike Mr Heston?

  3. […] TOUCH OF EVIL (1958) The camera begins with a time bomb being planted on a car and ends over three minutes and four city blocks later with the car aflame. So goes the legendary opening shot of Orson Welles’ tale of a murder investigation amid the seedier elements of a Mexican border town. Stars Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Welles himself. Dir Orson Welles, b&w, 112 min. Touch of Evil – Some Kind of a Movie […]

  4. Ace89

    I’m afraid I have to disagree: that “Touch of Evil” is not noir; that it is a failed film. I am among those who regard it as one of Welles’ best; I also hold with those who consider it the last true film noir.

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