Tuesday, March 23, 2010
ORSON WELLES & THE MAJESTY OF TOM RUSSELL
Doug Moe has penned a great column on TOUCH OF EVIL: the film directed by Orson Welles (based on "Whit Masteron's" novel BADGE OF EVIL) and the great song of the same name written by singer/songwriter Tom Russell (appearing on his sublime album, BORDERLAND.)
It's not much secret I'm a Tom Russell fan. I've written a lot of prose while listening to his music. A rare print interview with Russell — who actually penned a crime novel a few years ago — is featured in my collection of author interviews, ROGUE MALES.
I also dedicated HEAD GAMES to Russell, as Moe notes in his piece on the comparative beauties of the Welles film — generally regarded as the last great piece of American film noir — and Russell's ballad that uses the film as a metaphor for male/female love/friction.
Check out Moe's piece here, and, if you're in the vicinity, plan on taking in Orson's film.