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They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

TV-MA | | Documentary | 2 November 2018 (USA)
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In the final fifteen years of the life of legendary director Orson Welles he pins his Hollywood comeback hopes on a film, The Other Side of the Wind, in itself a film about an aging film director trying to finish his last great movie.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Cumming ... Self - Narrator
Peter Bogdanovich ... Self
Oja Kodar ... Self
Orson Welles ... Self (archive footage)
Steve Ecclesine Steve Ecclesine ... Self
R. Michael Stringer ... Self
Peter Jason ... Self
Larry Jackson ... Self
Neil Canton ... Self
Joseph McBride ... Self
Simon Callow ... Self
George Stevens Jr. ... Self
Michael Ferris ... Self
Jonathon Braun Jonathon Braun ... Self (as Jonathan Braun A.C.E.)
Henry Jaglom ... Self
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Orson Welles's final movie, The Other Side of the Wind, started filming in 1970 but by the time of his death in 1985 had not been released. It was finally released by Netflix in 2018. This documentary details the making of the movie and the problems Welles had in completing and releasing it. Written by grantss

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The True Story of the Last Film From Orson Welles

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The filmmakers explicitly state at the end of this documentary that the greatest contribution of 'Other Side of the Wind' may be that Orson Welles created the modern documentary film. While we can debate whether that was his intent with OSOTW, the fact is that documentaries have been around since before the 1920s. Documentaries were always very popular way before Orson commenced work on OSOTW. No attempt is made to illustrate why OSOTW may have changed the way we view documentaries from before that time (assuming they meant to say Welles changed the style of documentaries, as opposed to claiming he created documentaries in general, which may be a generous interpretation). See more »

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Cheree
Written by Alan Vega & Martin Rev
Performed by Suicide
Published by Revega Publishing Co. (ASCAP) & WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Mute Records Ltd.
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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The Making of a Film About the Making of Itself
11 November 2018 | by CineanalystSee all my reviews

The best film about the making of "The Other Side of the Wind" (2018) is "The Other Side of the Wind," but this companion piece "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead" is an interesting documentary, too, about the making of a film that was already about its own making. Orson Welles's picture concerns a film unfinished at the time of the director's death, leaving behind a slough of footage for his friends and admirers to assemble into a finished product, which is what has been distributed by Netflix after all these decades. Two films in one, the outer one, from the cameras of documentary filmmakers, already contains a considerable amount of analysis of the meaning of the film within and its director, too. In this respect, it's a wonder there's much ground left to cover in "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead." Welles's film is so multi-layered, though, and so much footage was left out of the ultimate release (reportedly, cutting near 100 hours down to about two), that even this documentary about it allows for multiple and contradictory interpretations and, yet, doesn't even cover much of what also must be a compelling story of what's happened to the film since the death of Welles.

Some of the stuff from the talking heads here is irrelevant (e.g. Welles's reported fondness for Fudgsicals) and armchair psychology, but there's enough information about the production of "The Other Side of the Wind," with clips not used in the release print edited in here, as well as looks at some of Welles's other pictures to make this documentary worthwhile. I think the end clip of Welles wishing that everyone would see his film is especially apt given its final distribution by Netflix, which as the most-popular online movie streaming service offers the best hope of fulfilling that wish. And, Welles's film may be the best thing Netflix has yet distributed. It's a fitting end for a film, too, that is partly about the death of classical Hollywood and the rise of a New Hollywood that admires an auteur of the prior generation and which features then-new forms of motion-picture making and viewing--TV, 16 and 8mm cameras and the drive-in theatre--technologies and platforms that themselves have since been largely or, at least, partially superseded by computers, digital technology, smart phones and streaming.


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