Friday, May 11, 2007

Touch of Evil

Okay, I realize this is a classic. And I freely acknowledge that the cinematography is amazing. That legendary opening shot absolutely earns its legendary status, and there are many times throughout the movie that the camerawork dazzles.

However, the acting is frequently either wooden or silly or, in the case of Charlton Heston, both. And the story plods along at a glacial pace, possibly because Orson Welles wanted to fit in as many fancy shots as he could between the dialogue.

So I found it pretty boring, frankly. Sorry.

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