||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
'Touch of Evil' to Screen|
at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: June 16, 1999|
After a one-day hiatus on July 5 for the Independence Day holiday, Summer Session Programs will resume with a screening of Orson Welles' "Touch of Evil" July 6 and 8.
The 1958 film (112 minutes, rated PG-13) will be presented at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre.
"This marvelously garish thriller has something, but not very much, to do with drugs and corruption in a border town" wrote New Yorker critic Pauline Kael. The film she saw was one of three different versions of "Touch of Evil" none of them what Welles intended, because the studio's edits and insertions had altered the movie's storyline, look and sound. This re-edited version is an all-new print restored using Welles' 58 pages of personal notes and featuring a completely re-mixed soundtrack and revised musical score.
Charlton Heston stars as a Mexican narcotics cop, honeymooning with bride Janet Leigh, who runs afoul of a sleazy local sheriff (Welles). The all-star cast includes unbilled appearances by Zsa Zsa Gabor, Joseph Cotten, Mercedes McCambridge, Keenan Wynn and the show-stealing Marlene Dietrich.
At noon on July 7, a Jazz at Noon concert will take place on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
Continuing through Aug. 5, UW-Eau Claire Summer Session Programs are sponsored, in part, by Central Radio Group (WAXX-FM, WAYY-AM, WIAL-FM, WECL-FM and WEAQ-AM). A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 16, 1999