It's funny that the name of this blog is Vargas Speaks because I have nothing to say. If you've ever seen A Touch of Evil you'll know that is where I take my name from. Vargas was the main character in that movie.
I like Orson Welles. I don't like Charleton Heston but I think Welles did right by casting him as Vargas. Vargas was a bit of a drip. If you haven't seen the movie watch the opening on youtube. Very cool.
A few years ago Walter Murch recut the movie according to Welles' notes. That was a lot of work. But some say worth it. Was Orson Welles a genius or just a thief with an overinflated sense of himself? All of the above? None of the above?
If I could work with Welles I would want to play Deitrich's part in A Touch of Evil. No, Marlene was too perfect. No, if I could name my project with la Orson it would The Ravishing of Lol Stein based on the book by Marguerite Duras.
In fact, I think I'll get to work on that screenplay in memory of the Great God Welles (genie ou voleur?) That is, just as soon as I finish my screenplay-in-endless-progress, Exploding Violet.
Told you I had nothing to say.