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They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (2018)

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They'll Love Me When I'm Dead tells the story of legendary director Orson Welles at the end of his career. He was no longer the "Wonder Boy" flush with success from Citizen Kane, but an aging artist in exile whose luck had run out. "The Other Side of the Wind" was the feature film meant to be his Hollywood comeback vehicle. For over six years he struggled to complete it, filming whenever he could make enough money from acting gigs and commercial appearances. In 1985 it all ended. The film remained unfinished upon his death, and stayed locked in a vault for almost four decades. Comprised of never-before-seen footage from Welles and original interviews with cast and crew, the documentary, like Orson's work, is a dense story of betrayal made up of many fragments of high and low culture.

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Critic Reviews for They'll Love Me When I'm Dead

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

A fascinating account of an agonizing creative process.

September 1, 2018 | Full Review…

For cinephiles, it's a high-calorie, clip-and-interview-laden feast of biography, insight, and gossip.

August 31, 2018 | Full Review…
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By all accounts, it's accurate, both to the man and his self-created myth.

October 8, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

An invaluable historical document.

October 2, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

If The Other Side of the Wind is autobiographical, and They'll Love Me When I'm Dead seeks to imitate it formally, then wouldn't the optimal version of this biography really be... The Other Side of the Wind?

September 15, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Neville's film may reveal little that hardcore Wellesians don't already know. But it offers a lively evocation of the great man's brilliance, waywardness and pained relationship to Hollywood history.

September 1, 2018 | Full Review…

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