in about 100 words or less
US 98m, Colour
Director: Morgan Neville; Cast: Peter Bogdanovich, Oja Kodar, Steve Ecclesine; Alan Cumming, Andrés Vicente Gómez, Danny Huston, Larry Jackson, Henry Jaglom, Peter Jason, Rich Little, Frank Marshall, Joseph McBride
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead is a documentary film made in concert with the completion of Orson Welles’ The Other Side of the Wind (2018). While Netflix should be praised for financing not only the completion of Welles’ film, but for the making of this companion piece, it is unfortunate that this well-intentioned documentary serves only as a useful introduction to the subject matter, and not something that provides deeper insight. Considering the history The Other Side of the Wind, there seems to be a lot of material yet to be considered in the analysis of this chapter of Welles’ illustrious and challenging film history (Klaus Ming December 2018).