Touch of Evil (1958)
I understand more than ever now why Orson Welles is held in such high regard, after producing such compelling film as Touch of Evil. The high contrasting black and white film stock, so heavily influenced by the German expressionists. The extreme camera angles create a dark crooked world full of crime, lies and deceit.One of the most compelling film noir at the latter end of the genre.
Depicting the darker side of the American/Mexican border, as two law enforcers (Charlton Heston & Orson Welles) come to very different conclusion whilst working on a case of murder. In the middle of all this we have Janet Leigh who I can’t help but think of Psycho (1960) whilst she stays in the Motel.
- Orson Welles: Work as an Expression of Life (acculturated.com)