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Lost Orson Welles Film May Finally Be Released


A previously unreleased film from legendary director Orson Welles may soon hit the big screen. The 1972 film, titled "The Other Side of the Wind," stars John Huston and has reportedly been hidden away in vaults due to disputes over ownership rights.

According to a new report from Paste Magazine, the film centers around a fiendish film director who belittles and abuses his actors.

"The main character is a mix of [Ernest] Hemingway, Huston and himself . . . It was a film very close to him. But his physical condition was delicate. He didn't have the energy to cut it," Andrés Vicente Gómez, a Spanish filmmaker who worked on the film, tells Paste.

Welles reportedly acknowledged the similarity between himself and the main character and even told Huston: "It's about a bastard director . . . full of himself, who catches people and creates and destroys them. It's about us, John."

Françoise Widhoff, a former producer for Welles' films, adds that the film could certainly find a place in his cannon of work. He says: "The way it's shot, the way it's acted, it's very modern and free."

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