THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD
The latest feature from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville, THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD is an engrossing look into the life and career of legendary director Orson Welles and the making of his final film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND.
Respected as a cinematic master yet regarded as cinema’s enfant terrible, Orson Welles presence still looms large over the film industry today. Delivering CITIZEN KANE, widely regarded as the greatest American film ever made, at the young age of 26, Welles navigated a career delivering a variety of engaging, inventive, compelling films over the following three decades, none of which able to measure up to his first effort. With his career languishing amongst a series of unfinished films, Welles conceived of his next cinematic masterpiece, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, a film that would not be completed for the next 40 years, and not within Welles’ lifetime. THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD takes a deep, critical examination of Welles’ career, with a central focus on the production, the unfortunate and seemingly endless delay, and eventual completion of THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND. Beyond a simple “making of” documentary, Neville’s film contextualizes THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND in terms of timing both in Welles’ life and the history of Hollywood. The end result not only a compelling film, but the providing for better understanding and appreciation of Welles’ final opus.
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