The Other Side of the Wind Trailer: Netflix Rescues Orson Welles’ Final Film


Netflix already has several other prestige movies coming out this fall, but surely nothing can be more prestigious than the final film directed by Orson Welles, which has sat unfinished for over 40 years. The Other Side of the Wind was shot between 1970 and 1976 but was never completed due to complicated rights and financial issues (Welles himself died in 1985) and now the streaming giant has used its deep pockets and significant clout to bring it home. The movie stars John Huston as an aging Hollywood director who is struggling to get a new film made and spins out of control at his 70th birthday party. Clearly there are some meta layers to the movie and it co-stars Peter Bogdanovich as a younger, more successful director and Susan Strasberg as a savage film critic. The Other Side of the Wind just premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this week but it will arrive on Netflix and in select theatres on Nov. 2nd. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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  • Jake

    Just curious, could Orson Welles technically win the 2018 best director Oscar for this?

  • Sean

    I believe it is possible, although highly unlikely.

  • Loren

    This had a backing campaign on Indiegogo awhile ago, years i think, and raised some decent money to finish it. Never checked back on it.. guess Netflix helped to finish it. You can still look at the campaign and what you got for contributing. Not sure what happened. Will be nice to see. Here is the link to the indiegogo.