Rewatched Jun 01, 2012
Doesn't have that "complete masterpiece" feel that, say, Touch of Evil has, but it is pretty damn good all the same. Was particularly impressed by the script this time around - I never realized before how perfectly Welles nails the stylized, hard-boiled, witty style of noir. At times it almost seems like a self-conscious send-up of noir, this despite the fact that it was written before the term "film noir" even existed, but who knows. Would love to see a "director's cut" at some point, but apparently all the footage has been destroyed. Bah.