Re: Happy accidents

From: James Kreul (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Apr 08 2007 - 11:51:43 PDT

> There is a film about Orson Welles' ill-fated Don Quixote that is
> similar to "Lost In La Mancha."

Perhaps you're thinking of the reconstruction of segments from the ill-fated
South American "It's All True" project.

Also, it looks like material from "The Other Side of the Wind" will be
available soon. Apparently this is the subject of another documentary,
"Searching for Orson" (I have not seen it). From IMDb:

Welles's Final Film May Soon See Light of Day
2 April 2007 (StudioBriefing)
The Other Side of the Wind, Orson Welles's final, uncompleted film, which
has languished in a cold-storage vault in Paris for more than 30 years, may
finally arrive in theaters next year, director Peter Bogdanovich said at the
Florida Film Festival in Orlando on Friday, the New York Sun reported. The
newspaper said that Bogdanovich had told the Florida gathering, where he
received the American Visionary Award, that he has reached an agreement to
complete the film with a "well-known cable network," presumably Showtime,
which has long expressed interest in the project. Welles died before
completing the editing of the film, and the negatives have been at the
center of legal wrangling between the film's backers and the Welles estate.
"It's like Bleak House," Bogdanovich told the Orlando Sentinel last week,
referring to Charles Dickens's 900-plus page masterpiece. "It just went on
and on and on."

James Kreul
University of North Carolina Wilmington
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