Peter Bogdanovich and James Naremore to discuss Orson Welles and screen TOUCH OF EVIL at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on January 29
Touch of Evil will be screened at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on Friday, January 29 at 7:00 and director Peter Bogdanovich will be on hand to introduce the film and talk about working with Welles. After the screening Bogdanovich will be joined by James Naremore, the author of The Magic World of Orson Welles, to answer questions from the audience.
In an interview with Nuvo, the Indianapolis alternative newspaper, Scott Shoger asks Mr. Bogdanovich mostly Welles related questions, including when he thinks The Other Side of the Wind might be free from the many legal entanglements that have surrounded it for over 35 years.
NUVO: Do you think we’ll see The Other Side of the Wind this year?
PETER BOGDANOVICH: It’s so complicated I don’t even know where to begin. But to put it in a nutshell, we’ve been trying to work it out, with [the help of] Showtime for about ten years, and they’re very keen to do it. There are just various legal entanglements that keep cropping up that prevent it from going forward. And my guess is that it’ll be resolved in the next few months, and that we should be able to start editing it. I’ve been saying that for a long time… Once we get past the legal issues, I think it’s a six to ten month job to get it cut, because there’s an awful lot of film to go through…
NUVO: Are you frustrated at this point, or has it been so long that you’ve come to terms with this delay?
PETER BOGDANOVICH: There’s no word to describe how frustrated I am. Frustrated is too easy a word: It’s agony. Orson asked me, if anything ever happened to him, would I finish the film? He asked me that in 1975, and he died 10 years later. And now it’s another 25 years later, and we’re still trying to do the job he asked me to do. It’s kind of grotesque.
Read the entire interview HERE.