Art Directors Guild and Cinematheque celebrate ‘Touch of Evil’
Director Ron Howard takes a seat behind the camera during the production of his comedy “Gung Ho” while on location at the Allegheny County Airport near Duquesne, Pa., in August 1985. At right is his father, actor Rance Howard, who has a cameo.(Keith B. Srakocic/Associated Press)
The American Cinematheque and Art Directors Guild Film Society series, “Setting the Scene,” continues Sunday at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with a screening of Orson Welles’ 1958 film noir masterpiece, “Touch of Evil.”
Besides screening the restored version of the classic, which stars Welles, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Mercedes McCambridge and Marlene Dietrich, the program will celebrate the career of the film’s production designer and ADG 2013 Hall of Fame inductee Robert Clatworthy.
Clatworthy, who died in 1992, won the Oscar for his work on 1965’s “Ship of Fools,” and was nominated for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 masterwork, “Psycho,” the 1962 Doris Day comedy, “That Touch of Mink,” the 1965 Depression-era Hollywood tale, “Inside Daisy Clover” and Stanley Kramer’s 1967 drama, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.”
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A moderated by production designer Thomas A. Walsh with Norm Newberry, Universal Studio veteran and supervising art director, production and theme park designer.
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