The Observer reports that
an unfinished film shot by Orson Welles in 1972 will be completed and shown to the public.
The Other Side of the Wind portrays the last hours of an ageing film director. Welles is said to have told John Huston, who plays the lead role: "It's about a bastard director... full of himself, who catches people and creates and destroys them. It's about us, John."
I'm ashamed of Rosebud. I think it's a rather tawdry device. It's the thing I like least in Kane. It's kind of a dollar book Freudian gag. It doesn't stand up very well.
Even calmly answering interview questions and sipping on tea from fine china, Welles is an imposing presence. (via
Update: Here's the first part of the full 50-minute CBC interview from which the snippet above was pulled. Part two, part three, part four, part five, and part six. (thx, blake)
my Apollo 11 broadcast, the folks behind Me and Orson Welles (dir. by Richard Linklater) have arranged for a "live" broadcast of Welles' War of the Worlds 71 years after it originally aired. The broadcast begins on Oct 30 at 8pm EST. (thx, jake)