Welles. Welles Welles Welles. Welles.
Netflix has signed on to help complete and release “The Other Side of the Wind”, Orson Welles’ legendary last and unfinished film.
I do want to see this, even though I don’t have Netflix (and won’t pay for it just for this). I have a pretty strong suspicion that this is…not going to be good. But hey, Welles! (What I’m really hoping for is a Criterion package like they did for “F Is For Fake”.)
(And can someone explain to me why I keep confusing “The Other Side of the Wind” with The Wind Done Gone?)
Other unrelated stuff:
By way of Lawrence, follow-up on Captain Bill Dowling and his funeral. (Previously.)
“He was a mean son-of-a-buck, but very tender-hearted … and very competitive,” John Dowling said Tuesday of his older brother. “He made the best out of it. He didn’t get sour, he didn’t get upset. The life lesson he could teach the world – no matter what your situation, you can choose to be happy.”
From the WP: a summary of the players in the “Fat Leonard” scandal, including the eight recent indictments.
Edited to add: One other minor follow-up that I forgot to add: the NYT obit for Mother Divine. I don’t think it adds much over the WP obit, but I did want to note it for the historical record.