when the 1998 film was being promo-ed, they dusted off heston and leigh, and they went on a speaking tour, news shows, entertainment shows, etc. heston was talking, talking, talking, blamed welles for what happened, said ignorant stuff that angered me. so i supposed it angered beatrice too. how could it not? according to what schmidlin posted here when beatrice and heston got in the same room, sparks flew.
also, welles didn't leave for mexico till universal asked him to stay out of the editing room after they saw his cut and put the man who directed THE MOLE PEOPLE to FIX what welles messed up. welles lost it. i think it was in the brady book, some one said he started acting like a wounded elephant. he felt that old door was slammed in his face again, and off he went.
heston acted right in 1956 with welles and held out for welles to do the work needed to finish the film. he only went back because he could have been sued by universal for not going back to film the few scenes that are not welles'. but the heston of 1997 was an old crank and said the type of stuff old cranks say years after the fact, and that was that.
hadji, clinton heylin's book has the complete history of touch of evil, and i mean complete. clinton left no stone unturned. it's a worthy read.