The story of a legendary director named J.J. "Jake" Hannaford, who returns to Hollywood from years of semi-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie-also entitled The Other Side of the Wind.
Captain Ahab's descent into madness destroys everyone around him. This powerful character drew John Barrymore, Orson Wells and John Huston. This film has been called the best, most authentic version of Herman Melville's MOBY DICK.
In 1955, Orson Welles directed and hosted a mini series for British television. He leads us through a few famous places of Europe with his inimitable touch. In Paris he introduces us to ... See full summary »
Essay film shot for TV including Orson Welles reflections on Othello close to the Moviola, a chat with Hilton Edwards and Micheál MacLiammóir and fragments of a conversation with the audience in Boston after a screening of the film.
Orson Wells is a great actor. But for my money the best AHAB is Jack Aranson's MOBY DICK (1978). As someone trained in the Old Vic, he fully captures AHAB'S humanity and madness. When AHAB says "All of life is but a pasteboard mask" , we can fully identify. MOBY DICK ( 1978) is the closest version ever made to the words of America's greatest novelist Herman Melville. As we know, the novel is really not a sea story. Its a story of one man's obsession which turns into madness. Jung stated that Moby Dick was the 1st study of the sub-conscious. To quote AHAB again " I's strike the son if it insulted me." and "Who moves this hand, if not God, talk not to to me of blasphemy."
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