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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:

Buy Orson Welles’s Last Movie by Josh Karp

Buy Whatever 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)

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

Music:

“Cast Your Fate to the Wind” – Vince Guaraldi Trio

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About The Author
Mike White
Mike White

Often mistaken for the ginger screenwriter/actor of the same name, Mike White has been a frequent contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and Detour-Mag.com. He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest and Kansas City film festivals. Additionally, he’s been featured in the documentaries David Goodis: To a Pulp and The People Vs. George Lucas. In 2010, BearManor Media published Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection. A collection of film reviews, Cinema Detours, will be published in 2013.

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