The Other Side of the Wind


The Other Side of the Wind

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A satisfying must-watch for diehard cineastes, The Other Side of the Wind offers the opportunity to witness a long-lost chapter in a brilliant filmmaker's career.



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A satire of Hollywood, The Other Side of the Wind focuses on the last days of a legendary film director named Jake Hannaford (played by John Huston), who is struggling to forge his last great comeback as a major filmmaker. Hannaford is hard at work on his final masterpiece, The Other Side of The Wind.

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John Huston
as Jake Hannaford
Peter Bogdanovich
as Brooks Otterlake
Robert Random
as John Dale
Susan Strasberg
as Julie Rich
Oja Kodar
as Actress

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Critic Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (21)

  • Overall, Wind magnificently displays Welles' filmmaking brilliance while baring the aging auteur's frailties and frustrations.

    Nov 29, 2018 | Full Review…

    Bill Keveney

    USA Today
    Top Critic
  • Welles and his collaborators have made an almost weightless film of ellipses and shards; as the camera ricochets at surprising angles and scenes slide into one another, the project recalls the energy and dynamism of Jean-Luc Godard.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Having seen it, my overwhelming feeling is not exaltation but sadness. I look at this maddening pastiche and think of all the great movies he might have made.

    Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's not a rose-dud.

    Nov 1, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • A cracked, corrosive, savagely compromised vision it unmistakably is. A mock documentary avant la lettre, Other Side of the Wind has a jagged syntax that would have felt startling in the '70s and, decades later, has lost little of its restless vitality.

    Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Even if it may not exactly be the movie its creator would have made, the artifact is still a thorny, inventive, brain-melting tour de force that confirms Welles's skill at finding beauty and meaning within chaos.

    Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

    Andrew Lapin

    Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Other Side of the Wind

  • Nov 03, 2018
    The concept is deceptively pedestrian but it allows Welles to play around with a lot of different ideas. Most interesting is his examination of how "Auteur Machismo" is ultimately just bullshit, perfectly articulated by the pretentious and shallow film within the film.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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