Wow, what a coincidence! I also looked around on the net for some Alice Guy Blaché films at the end of September, when I rediscovered a book about her on my bookshelf. Where did you find her films (is there a DVD or a particularly resourceful website)?
On Wednesday I talked with a friend, who considers Touch of Evil not only one of the greatest films ever made, but also as his No.1 favorite film of all time. I too was disappointed when I first saw the movie some 5 years ago on TV (I actually disliked the film). But subsequently, I started to think deifferently about it, and since I saw the opening sequence shot again by chance, a couple of weeks ago, on a great looking DVD, I'm starting to think that this classic might finally become one of my favorites, when i see it again. Too bad it's one of the many mutilated Welles' films, we will never be able to see in its intended version...