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Searching for basically any screenplay by Orson Welles. Recently screened The Other Side of the Wind and really appreciated it. Huston as Mannaford was fantastic. Surprised it wasn’t nominated for more awards. It did make a lot of top films of 2018 lists, though.

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Welles is God.
Does he have any scripts which are trade-only? I know he has a bunch of scripts all over the free sites.
 
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Thanks!

What are everyone’s thoughts on The Other Side of the Wind?
 
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Not for me, sad to say. For a picture with the unfortunate title of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND it conjured up images of Welles's backside. Even the non-existent financing could have afforded a few scraps of clothing for Welles's admittedly fine-looking naked lady.

It had a similar effect on me to how films like ZABRISKIE POINT, EL TOPO, EASY RIDER, and CASINO ROYALE (1967) hit me: self-indulgent at the expense of any significant meaning or point. I think the '60s zeitgeist affected the film-makers way too much.

And this is from a guy who LOVES and collects Welles's stuff.

Just my opinion. Sorry.
 
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No need to apologize.

I think the film is definitely an indulgent yet highly entertaining mess. I was taken by its kinetic editing of the mockumentary sequences juxtaposed with the film within a film. Plus, the wordplay and odd cast of characters were a joy to take in and watch interact with one another.

I’ve been on a Bergman and Pasolini kick lately and this film was a much needed respite from narratives with more weighty themes.
 
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I'd have to say that Other Side of the Wind was easily one of the worst films I saw last year. A disjointed, meandering mess of a film. I can't imagine that that's what the great Orson Welles had in mind.
 
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I'd have to say that Other Side of the Wind was easily one of the worst films I saw last year. A disjointed, meandering mess of a film. I can't imagine that that's what the great Orson Welles had in mind.
I heard his daughter was playing games with the movie for years. I still can't understand Frank Marshall being involved. No disrespect, he's done some great stuff, but not OSotW.
 
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I'd have to say that Other Side of the Wind was easily one of the worst films I saw last year. A disjointed, meandering mess of a film. I can't imagine that that's what the great Orson Welles had in mind.
You say disjointed and meandering as if they were inherently negative qualities in a narrative. Faulkner, Joyce, Beckett, Elliot, and Pound would disagree. Not that Other Side is a masterpiece by any means but worst film? Ouch. Haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody?
 
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You say disjointed and meandering as if they were inherently negative qualities in a narrative. Faulkner, Joyce, Beckett, Elliot, and Pound would disagree. Not that Other Side is a masterpiece by any means but worst film? Ouch. Haven’t seen Bohemian Rhapsody?
ONE OF the worst films of the year, and yes, I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, which I actually preferred to this, though it's still not one I would recommend (I would more readily rewatch BR than Other Side). I actually recently finished off the nominees for the Worst Picture Razzie (Gotti, The Happytime Murders, Holmes & Watson, Winchester, and Robin Hood). OSotW would've fit right in.
 
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ONE OF the worst films of the year, and yes, I saw Bohemian Rhapsody, which I actually preferred to this, though it's still not one I would recommend (I would more readily rewatch BR than Other Side). I actually recently finished off the nominees for the Worst Picture Razzie (Gotti, The Happytime Murders, Holmes & Watson, Winchester, and Robin Hood). OSotW would've fit right in.
No way in hell. Those other films are single note detritus. Other Side works on multiple levels. As a satire, a comedy, a drama, a mockumentary, etc. It plays loosely with preconceived notions of manhood, feminism, heroes, heroines, and even with the concept of narrative film itself.

I love how polarizing the film is. Not knocking your opinion. Well, maybe a little. Some have it listed as one of the best of last year and others way down in the bottom. There is plenty in the film to both hate and love, I guess. I can see Bogdanovich earning a Razzie for his acting, though.
 
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Definitely polarizing, saw plenty of both opinions myself. I'd have to add that it's hard to say that the film works on *any" level, but that's what's so fascinating about films like this: some will get something out of it, while others won't. However, it was hardly surprising that it didn't get nominated for more awards (I actually laughed out loud when San Francisco gave it their Film Editing award). The only thing it might have possibly even deserved consideration for is Huston's performance. He was really the only intriguing thing about it.
 
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Yeah, Huston’s gravitas and charisma leaps off the screen. A very Hemingway-like character. Maybe a bit too much. Anyways, I wonder if it would have won awards if it were completed back in the 1970s?
 
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I like the film's mythos, incredibly more so than the film itself. I like Welles, I like his brash creativity and frenetic brain, and I like that OSOTW exists now in watchable form. But I found the film difficult to get through. I also believe OSOTW sort of teeters on the edge of being a "real" Welles film. The idea and execution is very much his (and much of the footage,) but it felt more like a parody imitation by Welles acoylytes desperate to prove they can decipher his genius and bring his vision to the masses. (I recognize I'm exaggerating here, but still...)

With that said I very much appreciated how absolutely psychotic the whole thing was, and will always watch re-cuts, or lost releases of any of his work. Shame Welles wasn't able to finish more of his films.
 

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Agreed. Touch of Evil is my favorite. Such a shame so many of his projects went unfinished. I’d love to see what he would have done with The Deep/Dead Calm.
Same here. Touch of Evil is a sadly overlooked worked of brilliance. In one of my few and sporadic brushes with fame, I once shared a series of emails with Roger Ebert over our mutual affinity for that flick.
 
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