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The opening shot of Touch of Evil is a must-watch filmmaking masterpiece

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Long takes are pure joy for the eye and can put your brain into a trance. This one—the Orson Welles' cut from the opening scene of Touch of Evil—is one of the very best in filmmaking history, one of my favorites, and an absolute must-watch scene.


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Always loved that one, he was such a master. Now if we can only find the "real" Ambersons.