It’s Episode 108! Mat Whitecross and Eran Creevy return this time for Matt’s choice The Other Side of the Wind the last film directed, co-written, co-produced and co-edited by Orson Wells, released in in 2018 by Netflix after more than 40 years in development. To say The Other Side of the Wind is experimental is an understatement - shot in 1970 it was meant to be Wells’ big comeback but continued into the 1980s and was caught up in various legal and financial troubles and languished in film purgatory, despite some attempts after his death, until Netflix gave it a new lease of life. The plot is a film-within-a-film narrative, following the last day of a Hollywood director (assume based on Wells) as he hosts a screening of his last film (assume this film) and the film footage screened is his satire on avant-garde European and Hollywood cinema of 1970s. How you feel about this film very much depends of your relationship with Wells and his work and history, it is ultimately a filmmakers film, and there is very little more than that, other than a period piece for the decline of classic Hollywood and the arrival of auteurs.
[supsystic-tables id=113] Definitely, a companion piece to the documentary They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead and The Other Side of the Wind scores mixed reviews from guests and Flixwatcher. Overall scoring 3.3, helped along by some solid fives from Matt.
What do you guys think? Have you seen The Other Side of the Wind? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
Thanks to the Episode #108 Crew of Eran Creevy and Mat Whitecross (@MatWhitecross) Please make sure you give them some love