The Other Side of the Wind tells the story of grizzled director J.J. “Jake” Hannaford (Huston), who returns to Los Angeles after years in self-exile in Europe with plans to complete work on his own innovative comeback movie.
Orson Welles’ final film, The Other Side of the Wind was edited from more than a thousand reels of film.
It will be released in select theaters and on Netflix on November 2nd, following its World Premiere at the Venice International Film Festival this weekend.
Hitler’s use of films for propaganda played a large role in keeping America joining the Allied effort, but five great filmmakers – Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler – took it upon themselves to fight propaganda with stirring documentary films.
Five Came Back is a three-part Netflix docuseries by Laurent Bouzereau and written by Mark Harris (based on his book), in which five legendary great filmmakers – Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass, Lawrence Kasdan and Steven Spielberg – guide viewers through the interwoven experiences of five filmmakers who interrupted their successful careers to serve their country, risk their lives and bring the truth back to the American people.
Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston and Billy Wilder, four of the greatest directors in the history of movies, are being immortalized by the United States Postal Service. Portraits of the four will be released on Forever Stamps this week, with the First Day of Issue dedication service to be held in Washington, DC, tomorrow.
Details – and a look at the text on the back of the stamp sheet – follow the jump.