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They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)

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).


3 comments on “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)

  1. Anthony Lee Collins

    As you say, a promo for the film, basically (which is a fine thing — the more promotion of The Other Side of the Wind the better).

    There was not much in this picture that I didn’t already know, and the things I didn’t know about (Welles’ enthusiasm for Fudgsicles, for example) I didn’t really need to know.

    But, yes, promote the picture (Wind). I saw it in a theater where it ran for a week — I’m sure to qualify for the Oscars. Maybe it will win one. Wouldn’t that be a heck of a thing?

    • Klaus

      I honestly didn’t know much about the film, so this documentary was useful, but it felt pretty superficial. I would love to see The Other Side of the Wind at least nominated – I think it deserves it.

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