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 [...]
One of the most famous movies that could not be seen is Other Side of the Wind by famed director and actor Orson Welles. With production beginning in 1970 and ending in 1976, Welles lost the rights to the movie due to issues with financiers. He died before he could get the film back and it took over 20 years for producers to get the its rights. Now Hollywood seeks to finish the motion picture and has asked the movie going public for help with though an Indie Go Go [...]
Special Guests: William Friedkin, Joseph McBride, Christopher Welles Feder, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Rosenbaum
An episode two years in the making…
Orson Welles’s follow-up to Citizen Kane adapted Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel about industrial progress and the loss of innocence set against a tumultuous family, the Ambersons.
Welles infamously lost control of The Magnificent Ambersons before its final release. We’ll examine [...]