• benmsisson

    ★★★½ Watched by benmsisson 28 Jan, 2015

    Of all the cinematographic techniques expertly employed by Orson Welles, his well crafted and innovative fades and dissolves stood out to me the most. However, Touch of Evil and Citizen Kane form a dichotomy when it comes to transitions. In Citizen Kane, each fade unravels over a couple of seconds, and keeps a smooth flow to the film. Instead of jumping from one image to another, Orson Welles savors and lingers on the past frames while he incorporates the next.…


  • joeesbenshade

    Added by joeesbenshade

    One cinematographic technique that Welles uses to great effect in Touch of Evil is the low angle shot. Welles mostly uses low angle shots to film Hank Quinlan, and the effect in Touch of Evil is to make him seem menacing and huge. For example, in Quinlan's first appearance he is shot from a low angle to make him appear larger and more powerful. Low-angle shots were used a little differently in Citizen Kane, as they did connote power in…


  • Jon Baum

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jon Baum 28 Jan, 2015

    Orson Welles perfected the use of the dutch angle.


  • Matt Wooldridge

    ★★★★ Watched by Matt Wooldridge 27 Dec, 2003

    Orson Welles' noir masterpiece finally fell before my eyes yesterday and it was a joy to watch. The script was great, the performances were great, but the directing just stood out as something ahead of its time. Okay, if Spielberg took stuff from Hitchcock and Lean, he must have also taken notes from Welles' films. The guy is a master framer and the way he moved the camera around the restless actors was something to behold. Welles was in front…


  • OllieChebac

    Watched by OllieChebac 25 Jan, 2015

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.


  • suchagoodfriend

    ★★★★★ Added by suchagoodfriend

    So first off Welles is wicked fat. Second off the shadows and the camera movement are used even more brilliantly in this film than in Citizen Kane. However, what I want to focus on is the empty frame that is filled. Citizen Kane has many scenes that begin with an empty frame and then has a person move into it. Touch of Evil utilizes this technique to an even greater affect by focusing on one thing in a room then…


  • nathanreider

    Added by nathanreider

    The use of underexposure in "Touch of Evil" is obvious, and adds great effects to the film. Underexposure heightens the suspicion and anticipation in a scene. One of the most noticeable examples of underexposure is the shot in which Hank kills Joe Grandi. For the duration of the shot, it is clear that Grandi is going to be murdered, but the phasing of under exposure adds tension to the action. In addition to the increased uncertainty of what is even…


  • jeannepf

    ★★★★½ Added by jeannepf

    Je te le conseille si tu ne l'as pas déjà vu !


  • Joshua David

    ★★★★ Watched by Joshua David 09 Jan, 2015

    Some fantastic shots, and Welles is so fantastically off-putting. But it sure is hard to overlook Charlton Heston playing a Mexican.


  • Joel Lake

    ★★★★★ Watched by Joel Lake 17 Jan, 2015

    An instant classic, Touch of Evil has some of the best look cinematography (including an amazing three minute and twenty-second opening tracking shot and a great dark film noir style throughout) in film, great performances from Hollywood legends(Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh and Orson Welles) and a great murder thriller that is suspenseful and captivating.
    A classic that demands to viewed.
    My Take: Touch Of Evil is a movie rich with elements of cinema that today's filmmakers are trying to perfect still.


  • Vladimir .

    ★★★★★ Watched by Vladimir . 12 Jan, 2015

    That opening scene was just out of this world, Orson Welles was one step ahead of his time. And a remarkable performance by Orson Welles.


  • Krunić

    ★★★ Added by Krunić

    Možda sumnjate u Čarltona Hestona kao meksičkog policajca, ali uvodna sekvenca iz jednog kadra vredi svakog frejma.