"Some Kind of a Man": Orson Welles as Touch of Evil's Masculine Auteur

  title={"Some Kind of a Man": Orson Welles as Touch of Evil's Masculine Auteur},
  author={Brooke Rollins},
  journal={The Velvet Light Trap},
  pages={32 - 41}
����� ��� nterest in authorship has surrounded Touch of Evil since Orson Welles was hired, almost by chance, as its writer and director. Despite the critical success of Citizen Kane, Welles’s directorial status had steadily diminished in Hollywood because of a string of commercial failures and his perceived inability to see the films he directed through to their completion. But even though he had garnered a reputation as a megalomaniacal director, Welles was a popular actor and late-night… 
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