Netflix's The Other Side of the Wind Review

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      Thanks for the review, Cas. Boy you weren't kidding about the cut and thrust of this. It looks, feels and jumps around more than an unsatiated crack head who has been slipped a sheet's worth of acid and is in charge of your remote control. And I'm not sure 'kids of today' could keep up or compete even with their limited attention spans as it flits about.
      As intriguing as it is with it's insight into some great and iconic men and styles, there's a hell of a lot of material that gets in the way and can leave you with the feeling that that crack head has to yield the remote or there'll be blood split. And, at times feels and actually is as satisfying as a low rent 70's soft core porno (or so I'm told) in that just as your interest is peaked, it swans off somewhere else leaving things flaccid.
      I'd only suggest this is watched if you're really interested in Welles et al. and are in a very patient mood.
       
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      Netflix released the doc They'll Love Me When I'm Dead at the same time as The Other Side of the Wind which gives great context to the production of the film and is hugely entertaining in it's own right. Welles does come across as a complete pain in the arse though. Peter Bogdanovich inviting him to stay at his home with Cybil Shepard only for Orson to stay there for months and nearly burning the house down would make a great sitcom.

      Weirdly, the doc is hosted by Alan Cumming with the dodgest english accent by a Scotsman in quite some time. I wonder why they didn't get Simon Callow given he's written some great biograpghies of the big man.
       
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      That documentary outing is nearly as mad/dening as the original. At least part of that dodgy English accent you hear was Simon Callow. He appears in this but is uncredited.
       
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      It's was only when I heard Callow that I thought, wht didn't he do it? Felt sorry for the amount of crap that impressionist took from the crew for walking away from the mess.
       

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