Synopses & Reviews
In the summer of 1970, legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally, it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn t autobiographical.
The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It took six years, and remains unreleased and largely unseen. Orson Welles s Last Movie is a fast-paced, behind-the-scenes account of the bizarre, hilarious, and remarkable making of what has been called the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen. Funded by the shah of Iran s brother-in-law, and based on a script that Welles rewrote every night for years, the film was a final attempt to one-up his own best work. It s a production best encompassed by its star, John Huston, who described the making of the film as an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing.