Orson Welles's Last Movie
Orson Welles's Last Movie
The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
Josh Karp

The genius film director's true insane behind the scenes of a film that was shot, somewhat edited, but never released. Including interviews from those who worked on it, and stories that will make you smile, Mr. Welles gives us a swansong of a biographical cinema experience. Hard to believe that fact is stranger than fiction.
—Recommended by Don, City Lights Books

In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical.

The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took six years, and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles's Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious, and remarkable making of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen." Funded by the shah of Iran’s brother-in-law, and based on a script that Welles rewrote every night for years, the film was a final attempt to one-up his own best work. It’s a production best encompassed by its star, John Huston, who described the making of the film as "an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing."

Title Orson Welles's Last Movie
Subtitle The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
Author Josh Karp
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
Title First Published 02 August 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 336 p.
ISBN-10 1250092345
ISBN-13 9781250092342
Publication Date 02 August 2016
Main content page count 336
Weight 16 oz.

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