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Orson Welles United States, 1958

Francisco R.'s rating of the film Touch of Evil

"Nowadays the eye is tamed, I think, by the new wide screens. The old camera permits use of a range of visual conventions as removed from 'realism' as grand opera. This is a language not a bag of tricks. If it is now a dead language, as a candid partisan of the old eloquence, I must face the likelihood that I shall not again be able to put it to the service of any theme of my own choosing." - Orson Welles.