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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

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A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.

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Orson Welles
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Huston ... Jake Hannaford
Robert Random ... John Dale
Peter Bogdanovich ... Brooks Otterlake
Susan Strasberg ... Julie Rich
Oja Kodar ... Actress
Joseph McBride ... Pister
Lilli Palmer ... Zarah Valeska
Edmond O'Brien ... Pat Mullins
Mercedes McCambridge ... Maggie Noonan
Cameron Mitchell ... Zimmer
Paul Stewart ... Matt Costello
Peter Jason ... Grover
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... The Baron
Alan Grossman Alan Grossman ... Charles Higgam
Geoffrey Land ... Max David
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A Hollywood director emerges from semi-exile with plans to complete work on an innovative motion picture.

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Al otro lado del viento See more »

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In the "Video Pirates" segment of the film Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), when the MCA ship gets overrun and the pirates raid the ship below deck, they find a treasure chest full of rare videos that are in gold video boxes. When the character 'Pirate Captain' opens the box, one of them is for Welles' "The Other Side of the Wind." See more »

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G is for Gradation
7 January 2006 | by tedgSee all my reviews

This last, lost film of Orson Welles may never be seen. It may remain as something that we imagine, and so be ever so much better than it probably is. If you haven't seen "F is for Fake," see it and be prepared for some of the most complex plotting and layered editing you will ever see. Yes, I mean ever.

This project was worked on in bits and pieces for years. We know a lot about it, how radical it was to be. How seriously Welles took it as a project. We know Oliver Stone thinks it too "experimental."

Supposedly, 50 minutes exists in edited form, edited by Welles. Quite apart from the difficulties of assembling the thing (a near impossibility it seems) there are legal problems that forbid it out of hand.

But I have seen two scenes from it, supposedly shown by Welles at an AFI tribute, I think for John Huston who is in the thing.

One scene is Huston and the obnoxious Bogdonavich surrounded by reporters and being questioned by Oja Kodar, his fake mistress from "fake." It is truly magnificent. A few minutes of tease. The surrounding reporters have dozens of cameras, including some movie cameras. The cuts we see are from those cameras, using all sorts of stock.

The second scene is a lovemaking in the front seat of a car. Some nudity. Some also marvelous editing but not so striking, because I think this sequence was shot by Gary Graver and if you have the time to survey his nudie and X-rated movies, you'll see a similar editing style when things get hot.

This may be the most interesting movie we never see.

Ted's Evaluation -- 3 of 3: Worth watching.


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