The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)

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Re: The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)

#251 Post by bearcuborg » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:51 am

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:39 am
I know people like to mock the more starfucker-y aspects of Bogdanovich, but how can you not love every one of those stories hearthesilence relayed?
I never got that disdain for him on this board, and found his own thread title to be pretty demeaning. I’ve met him twice and have two books signed, he’s a very charming man.

All the stories hearthesilence shares are in the documentary, so we can all enjoy that when it comes out.

One that Peter shared, that’s not in the movie or shared in hearthesilence’s previous post, is that Orson was very patient with actors, and he made them feel like they couldn’t do any wrong, even if he wanted them to do something differently, unlike someone like Preminger who once shouted at Jean Seberg, “RELAX!!!”

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Re: The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)

#252 Post by domino harvey » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:54 am

It helps that most of the anti-Bogdanovich crew doesn't post here anymore. I think my reputation as the local Bogdanovich booster makes me less than impartial, but of course he's great and I've always thought so

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Re: The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)

#253 Post by hearthesilence » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:26 pm

Thanks all! Didn't realize you were there bearcuborg, and I actually found out via social media that several other people I knew were there too. Alice Tully Hall is my favorite venue to see films in NYC, but it's so big, it's easy to see why it doubles as a concert venue.

I actually didn't see the documentary, nor did I have an advance ticket for The Other Side of the Wind, which is the main reason why I missed the doc - I had to get in the standby line before it built up. From my experience, if you line up for standby, you should be able to get in if you're among the first dozen (maybe even twenty). I think this is because the festival gives a generous allotment of tickets to those involved in any given film, just to make sure everyone is taken care of, so there's always leftovers once the final tally is in. It's just a crapshoot in terms of where you sit. What was nice about this film was that quite a few people came up and sold singles to people in line (usually a leftover from whatever batch they bought), and in my case, someone actually had a pair and sold them both to me and my friend for the discounted member price.

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Re: The Other Side of the Wind (Orson Welles, 2018)

#254 Post by dustybooks » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:42 pm

All I remember about the board’s old anti-Bogdanovich sentiment is that someone here once said “he should be in jail” which struck me as such a hilariously over-the-top remark that it’s remained in my regular repertoire of insults ever since

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#255 Post by albucat » Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:22 pm

My understanding from the IndieGoGo campaign was that TOSOTW was only getting a physical release for backers, but hopefully they expand from there.

Is there a great edition of The Fountain of Youth or Portrait of Gina available that I'm unaware of?

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#256 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:17 am

albucat wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:22 pm
My understanding from the IndieGoGo campaign was that TOSOTW was only getting a physical release for backers, but hopefully they expand from there.

A propos of this are there any backers out there who have had communication about the DVD? I wrote to Indiego-go a couple of times and never got a reply Perhaps I'm sending to the wrong place?

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#257 Post by albucat » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:36 am

I got kind of half a response by sending a twitter message to Rymsza. He never answered about the DVDs/Blu-rays, but he said all the other perks had been distributed, and seemed pretty conscious of the campaign still. I suspect nothing will happen until after it's out on Netflix, unfortunately.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#258 Post by Roger Ryan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:59 pm

albucat wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:36 am
I got kind of half a response by sending a twitter message to Rymsza. He never answered about the DVDs/Blu-rays, but he said all the other perks had been distributed, and seemed pretty conscious of the campaign still. I suspect nothing will happen until after it's out on Netflix, unfortunately.
A recent answer (via Twitter) from Rymsza mentioned that a DVD or Blu-ray of TOSOTW will still be sent to backers of the Indiegogo campaign, but would not happen until after the film premiers on Netflix (Nov. 2nd). As to The Trial, a decent Blu-ray was released in France about four years ago and it's that transfer which played recently on TCM. There is definitely room for improvement with the transfer which has some weak spots and, unfortunately, superimposes credits over the final shot which don't sync up properly with Welles narrating the credits.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#259 Post by DRW.mov » Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:15 am

I attended a screening of TOSOTW earlier this week at USC, and in the Q&A the producers, Frank Marshall and Filip Rymsza, stated that they are already working on creating special feature elements for a planning physical “special edition” release, they specifically mentioned making something out of the hours outtakes including hours of onset interviews with Chabrol, Hopper, Bogdanovich, etc. They stated that doing a lavish physical release is very important to them and that Netflix has given them essentially a carte blanche in terms of physical and theatrical distribution. A 35mm print has been struck and is touring and 4 more are on their way and the film will be exhibited on 35mm wherever applicable. Marshall and Rymsza appear to be far from finished getting this film the full release expected of it and I wouldn’t be too surprised if they’re able to bring it to disc via Criterion or Kino or someone of that caliber.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#260 Post by albucat » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:59 am

A lot of this is great news... they should really mention this to the people they, you know, promised a physical release to already.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#261 Post by Fortisquince » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:55 pm

My dream is that TOSOTW is the masterpiece that I think it is and Netflix spends a ton of money to get it best picture and best director Academy Award nominations...assuming it gets a true theatrical release, of course, which I have to admit I’m not sure of.

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#262 Post by Roger Ryan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:00 pm

Fortisquince wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:55 pm
My dream is that TOSOTW is the masterpiece that I think it is and Netflix spends a ton of money to get it best picture and best director Academy Award nominations...assuming it gets a true theatrical release, of course, which I have to admit I’m not sure of.
Netflix is already promoting it for award consideration, although I don't think the company is doing itself any favors by calling it an "unreleased film" in the synopsis!

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Re: 952 The Magnificent Ambersons

#263 Post by Fortisquince » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:16 pm

Wow, that synopsis is weak, but thanks for sending it along.

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