I think "The Other Side Of The Wind" is more comparable to "SMiLE" than "Ambersons" would be, if only for its rather psychedelic experimentation with different film stock and interchangeable snippets.
mteal wrote:How do you know he didn't, Tony? His TOSOTW crew reportedly consisted largely of young people (hippies?) who were probably doobing it up on the set, according to this eyewitness account. I've always wondered if they ever got Welles to partake...
You guys have made me want to dig out of storage my VHS copy of the THEREMIN docu, just so I can see Brian Wilson's infamous, borderline insane "Children of God" ramblings. Wilson lived just a couple of miles from me for quite a few years, but I was never a huge Beach Boys fan, so I never tried to meet him. If I had read your posts back then maybe I would have tried.I think "The Other Side Of The Wind" is more comparable to "SMiLE" than "Ambersons" would be, if only for its rather psychedelic experimentation with different film stock and interchangeable snippets.
This reminds me of a what Harlan Kennedy said in Film Comment after watching the "Wind" footage from ONE MAN BAND:
"Thirty years after KANE, (Welles's) mind had moved on from epic poems to cryptogrammatic sonnets. Even THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND looks looks like a series of audiovisual shards and slivers contemptuous of fitting into a larger mosiac".
ToddBaesen wrote:The music for OSOTW is a very important question, since, as as we have seen in the case of IT'S ALL TRUE, nothing less that a first rate score will suffice, and particuarly in the case of OSOTW, the wrong score could easily ruin the entire effect Welles was intending for his movie.
Apparently, Welles would have asked Michel Legrand to score OSOTW, once it was completed, but who knows what Legrand would have come up with? It's quite possible Welles would have thrown it out if he was not happy with the music Legrand came up with. But if OSOTW is ever finished by Bogdanovich and friends for Showtime, it seems to me that Legrand should be the first person to be approached...
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