etimh wrote:...Certainly, if anyone is even close to being qualified to "finish" the film it is Bogdanovich and Oja, but this still makes me uncomfortable and seems like yet another case of others taking the man's work and producing something that he never intended...
...Certainly, if anyone is even close to being qualified to "finish" the film it is Bogdanovich and Oja, but this still makes me uncomfortable and seems like yet another case of others taking the man's work and producing something that he never intended...
You're certainly correct about this, but film-making, for the most part, is a collaborative art.
I think it's premature to say that a completed version of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND wouldn't be an acceptable entry in that list.
mteal wrote: If the people that own the rights to WIND have any brains, they'll have it ready by 2015, the Welles centennial. Otherwise, I predict we'll never see it.
mteal wrote:Welles claims that he shot those South American sequences mentioned, but to my knowledge, no footage or photographs remain of them to prove it. Maybe there is a cutting continuity somewhere, but I think most of the butchering on that film was done at the script level, before the film was shot, including that long Freudian dream sequence (a 'la Hitchcock's SPELLBOUND) which actually came later in the script. I believe there was a pre-credit prologue cut from the film, but it was a copy of the climactic shot of Loretta Young walking through the cemetery to kill Kindler, followed by a shot of someone falling from the tower. Another example of Welles putting the end at the beginning.
By all accounts, the nearly complete negative of THE OTHER SIDE OF WIND footage does exist. I've seen two hours of out-takes that Stefan Droessler compiled, and Larry French has seen more. What remains is for the editors to be allowed to finish their job.
I could put together a hell of wish list for a centennial DVD collection, beginning with the TV projects: Sketchbook, Around the World Gina, Fountain of Youth and Immortal Story
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