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

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

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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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O Outro Lado do Vento See more »

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1.37 : 1
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This is Orson Welles' only R-rated film. See more »

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Male Guest 5: If the audience can't get it then what's the point of even going to the movie?
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Yeah, let's see how Charlie Kaufman can top this.
4 November 2018 | by CinePendejoSee all my reviews

Not only is THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND a striking achievement in film history - a nearly faithful assembly of the infamously scrapped project by THE Orson Welles - but it's also an impressive statement on movie-making itself. How film isn't always defined by one lens. How approaching movies as autobiographies makes a directors life less valuable. How a desperate production hell takes its toll on a legends vision. And how sexual or psychological baggage bite you in the ass as the years pass by. You'd also see how he's deconstructing himself as he makes his movie, which probably started as this avante-garde film starring two people, then a story about how a legendary director makes this avante-garde film, then the issues he deals with in showing this movie to a fanbase that may or may not hold him too high of a standard.

It's also an uneasy film to watch. THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND isn't afraid to alienate you with it's off-the-wall filmmaking techniques. A movie that juggles with plenty of ideas about moviemaking it's probably too hard to grasp at once. In fact, I'm very simple minded so my interpretation barely scratched the surface of this behemoth. But I'd say if you're a huge fan of Welles as well as filmmaking in general, this movie is nothing you've ever seen before.


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