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Welles Whiz Peter Bogdanovich Says ‘Other Side of the Wind’ Will Start Editing This Fall

Welles Whiz Peter Bogdanovich Says 'Other Side of the Wind' Will Start Editing This Fall

It’s a long, hard long on the way to “The Other Side of the Wind” as Peter Bogdanovich and other post-production supervisors begin beavering away to complete the 15-year-long passion project Orson Welles abandoned when he died in 1985.

Despite raising only $400,000 via a long-running Indiegogo campaign, the producers are indeed moving forward with the project, as 1,083 reels of footage were shipped from a warehouse near Paris to California this summer. Editor Affonso Gonçalves will begin working on the footage thanks to some private investors in the wings.

And Bogdanovich, one of the avant-garde Hollywood satire’s stars, offered another dose of hope in a new interview with The Film Stage:

“The only update I can give you is that I’ve been told by the people who
are handling it that we expect to able to start editing in September. I
don’t know if that’s going to be true, but it’s just the latest report,
and whether it will happen that way I really can’t say.”

Will this ever get off the ground? Cinephiles, let us pray.

READ MORE: Here’s How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles’ Final Film

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