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O Outro Lado do Vento
Orson Welles França, 2018
Welles set out to document an end of an era, but the strange liminal moment he captured might not yet have passed.
January 19, 2019
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Part withering self-portrait, part savage satire, The Other Side of the Wind turns a birthday party for an aging studio-era director (John Huston) into a kaleidoscopic send-up of late-’60s media, masculinit, New Hollywood upstarts, and European art-house auteurs alike.
January 02, 2019
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Kaleidoscopic, labyrinthine and disorienting, The Other Side of the Wind is unmistakably Wellesian.
December 20, 2018
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In The Other Side of the Wind, Welles purposefully synthesized every film style that had come along since the late 1950s, in a bid for relevance the film mocks when Hannaford is accused of doing the same. Where Hannaford crashes and burns, Welles succeeds with brilliance, adding to the sense of tragedy surrounding the film. It should have come out in its time.
December 17, 2018
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Whatever your feelings on Welles’ excesses and fabulism, or the “inflated exhibitionism” referenced by MacLiammóir, he still—and always—brought “something much more” to the table, and against all odds. The results are exhilarating.
December 14, 2018
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You don’t need this context to appreciate the anarchic majesty of what’s here, nor to imagine what a great tragedy it was, over the years, to think Welles’s film was languishing somewhere, impossible to complete. You don’t need the backstory to know that Welles’s movie-within-a-movie—Hannaford’s project—is a complete riot every time it intrudes on Hannaford’s party with a distorted sexual energy.
November 07, 2018
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We no longer dig into the ontological past, but instead experience the shock of space-time compression as all of Hannaford’s half-century of filmmaking and experiences of manipulating others is compressed into a single night.
November 05, 2018
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Arriving decades too late and right on time, the final assemblage of Orson Welles’s legendary incomplete incompletable last film is a work as sharp as a slap, as bracing as a martini tossed to the face.
November 02, 2018
A very rich film and a very difficult one. I’ve seen it nearly three times now and what I intuit about the aspects of it that “work,” and those where the seams just show too nakedly shift all the time.
November 01, 2018
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It’s impossible to say whether the resulting product is what Welles would have created, but what exists certainly provides much food for thought.
November 01, 2018
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Nothing is obvious in “The Other Side of the Wind,” including how Welles places people in the frame, his brilliant use of dialogue — which overlaps but also suggests that people are incapable of speaking to one another — or the delicacy with which he directs his actors, his friends and his loves.
November 01, 2018
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It is a belated work of Welles’s colossal artistry, and one of the great last dramatic features by any director.
November 01, 2018
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It’s ultimately about an artist’s fear of seeing a reflection of his own sublimated desires—the way that art hides as much as it reveals about its maker. We’ll be debating it, defending it, reappraising it for a long time to come.
November 01, 2018
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One part dramatizes the last day in the life of a veteran director (excellent John Huston) while the other is a wordless bit of arty filmmaking that was supposedly meant as a satire of European filmmakers like Bergman and Antonioni. To put it kindly, the latter doesn’t work as satire while the director’s-last-day part doesn’t really work as either comedy or drama (though it has a kind of documentary interest).
September 29, 2018
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For those rabid Welles fanatics like me who’ve been defending his late career for decades, the movie feels like a perfect realization of his vision—for better or worse—in all its audacity, unruly extravagance, and fascinating imperfection.
September 28, 2018
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If it is not the hidden masterpiece promised by those desperate to see its completion, the disorientation one feels in the presence of this endless series of mirrorings marks it as a perfectly Wellesian object, the richest figuration of the concept of its author as an ideological challenge.
September 28, 2018
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I confess being disappointed by the film. I’m not ready to call it The Other Side of the Windbag, but I’m not sure it escapes the on-the-nose quality we often find in the climactic-gathering format.
September 04, 2018
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What can be said with certainty is that this version of Wind is perplexing, sometimes exhausting but never less than fascinating.
August 31, 2018
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