"In a memo about Touch of Evil, Orson Welles asked Universal Studios to pay attention to the ‘brief visual pattern’ he had drawn, suggesting improvements for the film. ...
"In 1998, Walter Murch, using the Welles memo, re-edited all the material he could find into a work coming closer to what he saw as the director’s intentions, and it is this version that the BFI is now making available again. ..."
Thursday, August 6, 2015
‘Brief visual pattern’
At the Movies column by Michael Wood at London Review of Books,