Episode 217: The Other Side of the Wind

Special Guests: Josh Karp & Joseph McBride
Guest Co-Host: Andrew Rausch

We’re kicking off “Maudit May” with a discussion of Orson Welles’s The Other Side of the Wind. A film some fifty years in the making, it has yet to be completed and released.

The film stars John Huston as Jake Hannaford, an aging film director who is working on an artsy fartsy film to try to stay relevant with New Hollywood. Most of the film takes place on Hannaford’s seventieth birthday where he’s surrounded by sycophants, critics, friends and former friends. Populated by a star-studded cast, the film is a treatise on filmmaking, aging, and machismo.

Links:
Support Other Side of the Wind on IndieGoGo
Buy Orson Welles's Last Movie by Josh Karp
Buy What Ever Happened to Orson Welles? by Joseph McBride
Buy Making Movies with Orson Welles by Gary Graver (with Andrew Rausch)
Read more about Other Side of the Wind at WellesNet
Buy the Other Side of the Wind script (in English and French)
Read more about Kael Vs. Kane
Buy Andrew Rausch's books
Hear more of Andrew Rausch on the show
Listen to our Saint Jack episode
Listen to our Magnificent Ambersons episode
Listen to our Othello episode
Read about the Netflix Acquisition

Music:
"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" - Vince Guaraldi Trio

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