Touch of Evil (1958)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 3/5

 

Pros –

 

1) Orson Welles as Captain Quinlan – unrecognizable with heavy make-up as the obese limping police captain
2) Opening scene – one continuous crane shot from the Mexican border to the bomb explosion

 

Cons –

 

1) The screenplay is incoherent with multiple sub-plots with ordinary outcomes
2) Marlene Dietrich – half-baked character

 

Quote –

 

Quinlan: That’s the second bullet I stopped for you.

Planet of the Apes (1968)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

Verdict – 4/5

 

Pros –

 

1) The epic Climax.Nuclear holocaust plot twist.
2) While the movie appears to be a philosophical triumph criticizing religion over science, Dr. Zaius final lines turned the tables. (“The Forbidden Zone was once a paradise. Your breed made a desert of it, ages ago”).
3) Maurice Evans as Dr. Zaius

 
Cons –

 

N/A

 

Quote –

 
Taylor: Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!