Camera Angles and Movement: Orson Welles, Sanchez’s Apartment Scene, Touch of Evil

Here’s a video analysis of Orson Welles’ “Sanchez’s apartment scene” in Touch of Evil:

This is a comprehensive analysis of the camera angles, movement and blocking in the “Sanchez’s apartment scene” from Touch of Evil – Orson Welles’ second great masterpiece after Citizen Kane.

Scene notes:

  • Scene length: about 14 minutes including insert scene (12 minutes for the apartment)
  • Total number of shots: 3 – one take, completed in 40 minutes after a day’s prep.

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