As for Jaime M. Christley's intelligence about Oja Kodar's desire to have OSOTW given the most full restoration possible, I'm with her completely. After all these years and struggle, why settle for a whomped together version that critics would damn with faint praise? Why give all those people who seem to revel in every failing Welles ever displayed an additional reason to say, oh, he was not so hot, just a flash in the pan? By all means, raise four, five, six million dollars, hire Murch, Bogdanovich, Graver, to make it as close to masterpiece as possible. We can already see clips of the film in several documentaries. By all accounts, the film is almost complete;it does not need to be an appreciation of a film that never had a chance to come together -- like THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.
Christopher wrote:I would be interested to know why many on this board are so enthusiastic about TOSOTW and what it is that I may be missing.
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