Re: Happy accidents

From: Ken Bawcom (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Apr 08 2007 - 21:25:17 PDT

I had forgotten about "It's All True," which I have on laser disc. I
was thinking of "Don Quijote de Orson Welles," which I saw on cable a
few years ago.

Thanks for the update on "The Other Side of the Wind." I had heard of
Bogdanovich's involvement, a year or so ago, in trying to finish that
film. I'm glad to hear it will finally make it to the theaters!

Ken B.

Quoting James Kreul <email suppressed>:

>> 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
> email suppressed
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