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Here's the first trailer of Orson Welles' 'The Other Side of the Wind'


ANI Washington D.C. [USA]
Netflix unveiled the first trailer of Orson Welles' previously unfinished film 'The Other Side of the Wind', the filming began in the 1970s. It will premiere at the Venice Film Festival this weekend.
The filming of the movie took 48 years to complete. After the premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it will follow a meticulous and painstaking process of re-editing and re-writing which is being funded by Netflix. It will be accompanied by a Netflix documentary about Welles tilted 'They'll Love Me When I'm Dead', reported Deadline.
The audience will see John Huston as a high profile Hollywood director making a comeback, just like Welles was attempting. He portrayed a temperamental film director battling with Hollywood executives to finish a movie as Welles did throughout his career.
The part played by Huston originated from an encounter between Ernest Hemingway and Welles in 1937 in which a whiskey-drinking Hemingway threw a chair at Welles. Welles then decided to use Hemingway as the main model for Huston's role.
The trailer looks interesting as it mixes black-and-white and colour footage.
Various characters in the trailer can be seen offering cruel and brutal assessments of Huston's character. They say, "What he creates, he has to wreck. It's a compulsion, and he's just making it up as he goes along."
Orson shot the film between 1970 and 1976 and worked on it until his death in 1985. He left behind a 45-minute workprint, reported Variety.
Netflix acquired the global rights of the film last year and is financing the completion of the movie. The film was shot by Welles from a screenplay he co-wrote with Oja Kodar, who he also dated.
Producer Frank Marshall, who has served as a production manager on the original production, also helped to complete this film for more than 40 years in supervision and consultation with Peter Bogdanovich.
It also stars Kodar, Robert Random, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O'Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Mercedes McCambridge, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, and Paul Stewart.
The film is slated to release on Netflix and in select theatres on 2 November, this year.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 11:50 PM IST

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