Does anyone know what the status is with this film? Since We Can’t Go Home Again came out this year, one can hope all the legal problems with this can be resolved. A “new” clip recently surfaced online, probably the most interesting footage I’ve seen so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewC7f_RKTAQ
I’ve been wanting to see this film for years, and with tantlizing clips coming out like this (though this is evidently from the AFI ceremony for Welles in 1975) one can really hope it comes out soon. The last I’d heard was that a deal was reached with Beatrice Welles (cinema’s infamous scumbag) but that Showtime had not yet specified a budget for the project, though they’ve been pushing it since the late 90’s.
i didnt think that it was ever finished?
i could be mistaken
it wasn’t finished. bogdanovich was supposed to do that
here’s the whole bloody story: the other side of the wind
unless anyone has news?? according to wellesnet, a book about the making of the film is coming out, ironically before the film itself. i’ll believe this film is coming out when i see it. what a waste
maybe Brett Ratner could finish it?
As of 2011, the situation is that all copyright difficulties have theoretically been resolved between the respective parties. However, the Showtime network which had previously pledged to provide funding for the project has refused to specify what the budget would be. Oja Kodar has stated that she does not want a repeat of the debacle over Welles’ posthumously-completed Don Quixote, which was universally panned after being cheaply put together from badly decayed, incomplete footage which was sloppily edited, badly dubbed, and often incoherent. As such, she will not grant permission to proceed until she has received assurances that the project will be done professionally, and to a high standard, with an adequate budget.
Well, as far as I understand, all the footage is shot, and there is 50 minutes edited personally by Welles. Supposedly there is a series of editing notes Welles left to Bogdanovich.
At this point, we should make sure that Bogdanovich has made his own heartfelt pact with a worthy newcomer to finish the film for him someday.
Anyway, I had been unaware of that new clip. Millionth of inch by millionth of an inch, this film continues to amaze. Looks like some playfully-placed Lady from Shanghai madhouse mirror references in Hannaford’s film there.
That’s a terrific clip.
I do hope THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND is finished one of those days, but I’m pessimistic about the chances of it happening.
Goodness…Apparently there is a fourth clip?
And just for completion’s sake…
This link has all 4 clips strung together