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The Other Side of the Wind (2018)

R | | Drama | 2 November 2018 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Huston ... Jake Hannaford
Oja Kodar ... The Actress
Peter Bogdanovich ... Brooks Otterlake
Susan Strasberg ... Julie Rich
Norman Foster ... Billy Boyle
Robert Random ... John Dale (as Bob Random)
Lilli Palmer ... Zarah Valeska
Edmond O'Brien ... Pat Mullins
Mercedes McCambridge ... Maggie Noonan
Cameron Mitchell ... Zimmer
Paul Stewart ... Matt Costello
Gregory Sierra ... Jack Simon
Tonio Selwart Tonio Selwart ... The Baron
John Carroll ... Lou Martin
Stafford Repp ... Al Denny
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Storyline

A famed, and infamous, movie director, JJ Hannaford, dies in a car accident. He was about to release his latest movie and a documentary camera crew had been following him around in the days preceding his death. We see the events leading up to his death, the careers Hannaford destroyed, the enemies he made and his last film, The Other Side of the Wind. Written by grantss

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40 Years in the Making. His Final Film. See more »

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Rated R for sexual content, graphic nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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English

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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.37 : 1
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In March of 2017, it was announced that streaming giant Netflix had purchased the rights to this film and was planning to work around the clock to finish it as Welles would have wanted. They promise a release in the near future. See more »

Quotes

Jake Hannaford: Who knows, maybe you can stare too hard at something, huh? Drain out the virtue, suck out the living juice. You shoot the great places and the pretty people... All those girls and boys. Shoot 'em dead.
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After the end credits, a voice is heard yelling "Cut!" See more »

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Featured in A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making (2018) See more »

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Not your father's Orson Welles movie
13 November 2018 | by pierceborchardtSee all my reviews

This is not a movie for everyone. Orson Welles knows exactly who will enjoy this movie. Those who will enjoy this movie are exactly who Orson Welles wants to connect with, people like him, those who truly love Cinema. The art of this movie is evident. It is wholly original in its progression and cinematography. It captures the essience and mind of surrealist directors especially in the 1970s beautifully. It's a virtual time capsule of a movie. It is unintentionally a period piece, love letter to an era now long dead. Yet, this movie is very intentionally trying to put off a chaotic, disorderly, and untidy attitude. It does so very pleasingly. I love this movie. It is pure cinema.


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