A [looking] glass tells you the truth about yourself. With a shudder of disgust he remembered how he had been taken, as a child, to see the mirror-room of the Panoptikon, in Copenhagen, where you see yourself reflected, to the right and the left, in the ceiling and even on the floor, in a hundred glasses each of which distorts and perverts your face and figure in a different way - shortening, lengthening, broadening, compressing their shape, and still keeping some sort of likeness - and thought how much this was like real life. So your own self, your personality and existence are reflected within the mind of each of the people whom you meet and live with, into a likeness, a caricature of yourself, which still lives on and pretends to be, in some way, the truth about you. Even a flattering picture is a caricature and a lie.
ToddBaesen wrote:Along the same lines, I just realized that Harry Shannon, who played Police Chief Gould in TOUCH OF EVIL, was - along with Ray Collins and Joe Cotten - one of three actors in TOE who also appeared in CITIZEN KANE, playing Kane's father. Shannon also appeared in THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, so he was clearly a Welles favorite.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests