30Apr9:54 pmEST

Saturday Night at Market Chess Cinemas

While Citizen Kane (1941) is the film most famously associated with Orsen Welles, Touch of Evil (1958) is as good as they come, complete with Charlton Heston playing a Mexican and Welles himself as one of the stars.

Below, you will find the official trailer to the movie, followed by another video with the famous opening "long shot." Note how the camera never cuts away, as the scene is fluid, the definition of a long shot and a technical Welles has been long credited with mastering in the film community--Easier said than done to choreograph this type of shot and make sure every single detail moves in unison. Welles, as the director, had used it brilliantly in Citizen Kane. 

The great Martin Scorsese would later pay homage with a very famous long shot of a his own in Goodfellas (1990).

Regarding the plot of the film, this is a classic film noir crime thriller, with all of the elements in play as dark tom foolery ensues in a Mexican border town. 

This is one of my top ten all-time films. 

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