Come Along...with Orson Welles as he returns to Hollywood in Summer 1970, to make an innovative comeback movie, The Other Side of the Wind, about a legendary director who wants to make an innovative comeback movie. Watch...Welles attempt to create a Citizen Kane-like masterpiece that will restore his career. See...Welles at his most Wellesian: clever, crazed; masterful, maniacal; kind, cruel; enlightened, enraged; in command and out of control. Costarring John Huston...the hard-drinking, cigar-smoking adventurer and filmmaker who portrays Jake Hannaford, the hard-drinking, cigar-smoking adventurer and filmmaker at the center of the film. Running Time: A two-hour movie...about a single day...that was supposed to shoot in eight weeks...but took six years to complete...and remains unreleased forty years later. Tied up for years in convoluted negotiations and complicated legal wrangling, the partially edited film has been seen by only a handful of people. Some believe it's a lost masterpiece; others find it completely unfathomable.
Orson Welles's Last Movie is an account of the strange, remarkable, and often brilliant production of what has been called "the greatest home movie that no one has ever seen." It's the story of a film that began with art imitating life and morphed into a tale of life imitating art - best described by its star, John Huston, as "an adventure shared by desperate men that finally came to nothing."
JOSH KARP is a journalist and writer who teaches at Northwestern University. His first book, A Futile and Stupid Gesture, won best biography of 2006 at both the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Midwest Book Awards. Karp is also the author of Straight Down the Middle. His writing has appeared in Salon, The Atlantic, and Vanity Fair, among others. He lives in Glencoe, Illinois, with his family.