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.