THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
2018, Netflix, 98 min, USA, Dir: Morgan Neville

When Orson Welles returned to America after a self-imposed exile in the early 1970s, he began working on what he felt would be his magnum opus, The Other Side of the Wind. The film wasn’t completed in his lifetime, and in this documentary Morgan Neville follows the movie’s near 50-year journey to the screen, interviewing many of the actors and filmmakers who accompanied Welles on his adventure, as well as those who sought to bring his masterpiece to completion. The result is a portrait of both a great, flawed genius and the labyrinthine aesthetic, economic and political problems that plagued what should have been Welles’ last great triumph.


F FOR FAKE
1974, Janus Films, 85 min, USA, Dir: Orson Welles

Orson Welles appears as "himself" (but which self? Master director? Magician? Media manipulator?) in this delightful essay on the nature of illusion, focusing on all types of fakery and fakers, including notorious art forger Elmyr de Hory and fraudulent Howard Hughes biographer Clifford Irving. With Oja Kodar and Peter Bogdanovich.


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