"Touch of Evil"

January 27, 2010

Jan. 29
Tobias Theatre, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Truth be told, I haven’t seen the 1958 Orson Welles film “Touch of Evil” since I was in college. Back then, I wasn’t a fan of movies that called attention to the direction, and so my voice didn’t join the praise for its miraculous opening tracking shot and other how-did-they-do-that feats of cinematography.
It could be time for a revisit, though, since one of the film’s most ardent fans will be introducing it for this one-time-only screening at the IMA. That’s Peter Bogdanovich, who has created his own share of memorable on-screen moments as a director (“Paper Moon,” “The Last Picture Show,” and “What’s Up, Doc?”) and actor (“The Sopranos”). Details here.