No one could be more disappointed than I that FADE TO BLACK has not been released in the the United States. All I did, as usual, is to report that several official Oliver Parker and Weinstein sites announced that the film would have a U.S. theatrical showing, the date dependent upon its worldwide distribution.
I don't know.
The only thing I can suggest is that between the time of FADE TO BLACK's Spanish release on March 30, 2007, and its Croatian (Oja's?) release on May 25, 2007, Peter Bogdanovich's April announcement that THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND would brought out by Showtime in 2008 -- HAPPENED!!
This information may be BS, but I am only the harbinger here.
I am sure that all genuine Wellsians would hope and pray that Bogdanovich knows of what he speaks. If so, any number of Welles' projects, admirable or not, will see the light of screen in the next year.
Meanwhile, I would ask my compadres to come to my defense. If I am wrong, it is not because I am stupid or perfidious. An individual on this board has attacked me personally, gratuitously, for the THIRD TIME, over the last three years, on Welles' matter which are open to interpretation.
I am not a distinguished Wellsian, only an old school teacher who fell in love with CITIZEN KANE when he saw it at Shea's Theater, Geneva, Ohio, in the Spring of 1941, but I am not among the dim-witted academicians who have picked over Welles' bones since then. I revere Welles's works, as an amateur, and try to maintain a balanced view of his illustrious life and career.
In other words, troopers, over this latest snarky attack, I think I have grounds for being pissed!
If I am wrong, I entertain your chastisements for making honest mistakes.
Let us hope that THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND will be seen in a completed form before the end of 2008. If so, all will be well.
If not, those who post here (I assume) should be disappointed and filled with genuine frustration.