Monday, March 24, 2008

More on Orson Welles' "The Other Side of the Wind"

An invaluable interview with Peter Bogdanovich regarding the status of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND was posted on on the 14th. Link.

There has also been a lot more discussion on the Wellesnet boards with a considerable amount of (justified) pessimism regarding the film's eventual completion and release.

Taking the thread from the point of my last posts on the subject, here is the discussion.

I'm leaning myself toward the belief that the movie will "never" be completed until all the parties involved have passed-- and that would just about negate the idea that the film would represent Welles' vision. It's bad enough that Gary Graver is gone, but if the film is not completed in Bogdanovich's, Kodar's, and Frank Marshall's lifetimes it will merely serve as a curiosity to us future old folks. I sincerely hope that it does get that 2009 release though... it's been a long time coming.

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