Re: RARA-AVIS: Touch of Evil [was Help Finding Stories]

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 19 Jan 2000

In Tim Burton's movie ED WOOD, there's a great scene towards the end where Wood finally meets his hero, Orson Welles. (This is all fiction, of course.) They talk about their problems making movies, and Welles says something like:

"Can you believe it! They want me to cast Charlton Heston. As a Mexican!"

And Ed Wood winces and shakes his head.


--- Jim Beaver <> wrote:
> But Heston as Vargas and Leigh as the WASP wife were
> in place when Welles
> came aboard as director. Until Heston used his
> influence as star of the
> film, Welles was merely another actor in it, with no
> say over the casting or
> the script. Heston got him the directing job. So
> it seems that Welles's
> participation in the writing of the script must have
> come AFTER the
> nationalities were switched.

===== Doug Bassett
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