We were just at the NFSA looking at a 16mm film in our collection called Orson Welles Tonight. You think it's something special. Can you tell me about it?
Before we started shooting The Other Side of the Wind in January 1971, we did a series of short stories, specifically for a department store called Sears Roebuck in the States. They were going to sell a console, like a television set, and on it you could play programs [supplied by Roebuck]. The first one was Orson Welles, and then they were going to have variety shows, music and everything. I don't know if they ever did that, or if it sold very well. But it was exclusive to the department store. You had to buy the console set, and then you got this program Orson Welles Tonight.
Kevin Loy wrote:I doubt that all hope is lost, so long as Bogdanovich is still around
Kevin Loy wrote:I seem to remember reading somewhere that Welles had a 3-hour workprint, and he had edited approx. 50 minutes of it (but why not edit the whole thing, even if there was very little hope of it being released in his lifetime? At least there would be *something* to go by).
rizibo wrote:Maybe Welles was unable to do any editing during the court battle.
Kevin Loy wrote:So if he had the workprint in his possession... why Welles was unable to edit the film himself.
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