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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 ... Himself - Narrator
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Oja Kodar ... Herself
Orson Welles ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Ecclesine Steve Ecclesine ... Himself
R. Michael Stringer ... Himself
Peter Jason ... Himself
Larry Jackson ... Himself
Neil Canton ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Himself
Simon Callow ... Himself
George Stevens Jr. ... Himself
Michael Ferris ... Himself
Jonathon Braun ... Himself (as Jonathan Braun A.C.E.)
Henry Jaglom ... Himself
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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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English

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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Me amarán cuando esté muerto See more »

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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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Features The Dreamers (1982) See more »

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Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492: Overture
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Good documentary
2 December 2018 | by grantssSee all my reviews

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.

Good documentary. Details well the making of The Other Side of the Wind, and the difficulties and controversies surrounding it. Also shows, albeit too briefly, Welles's career to that point and, in more detail, why his star had fallen.

However, like the movie, it is a bit muddled. The narrative isn't very smooth and there is concentration on immaterial details at the expense of the bigger picture.


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