The Other Side of the Wind is an American experimental film directed by Orson Welles.
Starring John Huston, Oja Kodar, Peter Bogdanovich, Susan Strasberg, Norman Foster, Lilli Palmer, Edmond O'Brien, Mercedes McCambridge, Cameron Mitchell, Paul Stewart and others.
Watch the official trailer for The Other Side of the Wind
Netflix on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 released the trailer:
The Other Side of the Wind | Official Trailer | Netflix.
What is The Other Side of the Wind about?
The film opens by describing the final day of Jake Hannaford (John Huston), an aging Hollywood director who was killed in a car crash on his 70th birthday, with narration from an elderly Brooks Otterlake (Peter Bogdanovich), who had been a protégé of Hannaford's. Just before his death, Hannaford was trying to revive his waning career by making a flashy film, laden with gratuitous sex scenes and violence, with mixed results. At the time of Hannaford's party, this film (titled The Other Side of the Wind) has been left unfinished after its star stormed off the set, for reasons not immediately apparent to the audience.
A screening of some incomprehensible parts of Hannaford's unfinished experimental film takes place, in order to attract "end money" from studio boss Max David (Geoffrey Land). Hannaford himself is absent, and a loyal member of his entourage, the former child star Billy Boyle (Norman Foster), makes an inept attempt to describe what the film is about. Intercut during this, we see various groups setting out for Hannaford's seventieth birthday party at an Arizona ranch. Hannaford arrives with a young Brooks Otterlake, a commercially successful director with a talent for mimicking celebrities, who credits much of his success to his close study of Hannaford.
Many journalists attending the party brandish cameras, and shoot out invasive questions, eventually querying Hannaford's sexuality and whether he has long been a closeted homosexual, in spite of his macho public persona. Hannaford has a history of seducing the wife or girlfriend of each of his leading men, but maintains a strong attraction to the leading men themselves.
Who's in the The Other Side of the Wind cast?
Here is the full cast and characters of The Other Side of the Wind.
John Huston J.J. "Jake" Hannaford modelled on Ernest Hemingway
Oja Kodar The Actress or The Red Red Indian, nicknamed Pocahontas by Hannaford
Peter Bogdanovich Brooks Otterlake a protégé of Hannaford's
Susan Strasberg Juliette Riche a savage film critic
Norman Foster Billy Boyle an aging former child actor from Hannaford's early films, and a member of his entourage, portrayed as a stooge
Lilli Palmer Zarah Valeska an enigmatic, retired leading lady from the 1930s
Edmond O'Brien Pat Mullins an aging actor with far right political leanings
Mercedes McCambridge Maggie Noonan Hannaford's devoted editor
Cameron Mitchell Matt "Zimmie" Zimmer a Texas-born make-up artist of Jewish heritage and one of Hannaford's artistic collaborators
Paul Stewart Matt Costello Hannaford's personal assistant and another member of the "Hannaford Mafia"
Gregory Sierra Jack Simon a macho screenwriter with parallels to John Milius
Tonio Selwart The Baron a parody of Welles' former business partner John Houseman (or his friend producer Alessando Tasca di Cutò), whom he had acrimoniously separated from in the 1940s, and
Dan Tobin Dr. Bradley Pease Burroughs Professor of English Literature at Clivedale Academy, a boys' boarding school in Franahan, Ohio, which had been implicated in a pederasty scandal involving another teacher
Joseph McBride Mr. Pister an amalgamation of various cinephiles and socially awkward film critics whom Welles had met over the years
Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
Robert Random John Dale (as Bob Random)
John Carroll Lou Martin an actor
Stafford Repp Al Denny an actor
Geoffrey Land Max David a young studio boss and former child actor, spoofing Robert Evans
Pat McMahon Marvin P. Fassbender a bumptious film journalist
Cathy Lucas Mavis Henscher a spoof of Bogdanovich's then-girlfriend, actress Cybill Shepherd (
Peter Jason Grover
Henry Jaglom Henry Jaglom
Robert Aiken the driver in Hannaford's film-within-a-film
Paul Mazursky Paul Mazursky
Gene Clark the projectionist at Hannaford's party
Curtis Harrington Curtis Harrington
Larry Jackson Roger an avant-garde young filmmaker
Claude Chabrol Claude Chabrol
Stéphane Audran Stéphane Audran
George Jessel George Jessel
Cassie Yates Martine an avant-garde young filmmaker
Benny Rubin Abe Vogel based on veteran Hollywood agent Abe Lastfogel
Angelo Rossitto Angelo
Richard Wilson Dick
Rich Little Party Guest
Cameron Crowe Party Guest
Alan Grossman Charles Higgam (as Howard Grossman)
Gary Graver Documentary Filmmaker
Frank Marshall Documentary Filmmaker
Michael Ferris Documentary Filmmaker
Eric Sherman Documentary Filmmaker
Felipe Herba Documentary Filmmaker
Paul Hunt Documentary Filmmaker
Bill Weaver Documentary Filmmaker
Mark Turnbull Documentary Filmmaker
Lillah Michaeltorena Julie Rich's Assistant
Teresa Nersesyan Ice Cube Girl
William Katt Man in Bathroom Stall
Richard Waltzer Cineaste
Louis Race Cineaste
Ron Charles Cineaste
Kevin Cloud Brechner Cineaste
Glenn Jacobson Beard Man
Todd McCarthy Party Guest
Markene Kruse Smith Party Guest
June A. Flora Party Guest
Anna Thea Bogdanovich Party Guest
Frank Fiore Party Guest (as Frank F. Fiore)
Sally Bernstein Party Guest
Leslie Moonves Party Guest (as Les Moonves)
Jack Boyce Party Guest
Avril Thorne Party Guest
Allen G. Norman Party Guest
Shaun Moeller Party Guest
Manfred Moeller Party Guest
William Essary Party Guest
Kathy Harris Party Guest
Wayne Voss Party Guest
Jean Jandel Pruett Party Guest (as Jean J. Pruett)
David F. Pruett Party Guest
Clive Miller Party Guest
Ted Culver Party Guest
Lawrence Lasker Party Guest
When is The Other Side of the Wind released in cinemas?
The film The Other Side of the Wind was scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 (Venice), on September 1, 2018 (Telluride), on September 29, 2018 (NYFF) and on November 2, 2018 (United States) by Netflix.
What are The Other Side of the Wind film specifications?
The duration of the film is 122 minutes. The film's budget is $2 million (1970 USD), $6 million completion funds (2018 USD).
The film The Other Side of the Wind is rated with "R" rating.
What are critics and audiences saying about The Other Side of the Wind?
The Other Side of the Wind got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.8/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 83/100. The audience also kinda likes the film.
Other sites about The Other Side of the Wind
More information about The Other Side of the Wind you can get at:
Official website: netflix.com/title/80085566
IMDB: The Other Side of the Wind
Wikipedia: The Other Side of the Wind