Day 313 – They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

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Movie Title: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead

First Watch / Repeat Viewing

Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

Rated: Unrated

Who did I watch with?: Flying Solo

Where did I watch it?: Home

Review:

They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead is a documentary about the last fifteen years of Orson Welles life. Orson Welles was viewed as a film making genius early in his career with Citizen Kane and War of the Worlds. But, this faded later in his career. He lacked commercial success later in his career and became a pariah in Hollywood. He moved to Europe where he spent most of the latter stages of his life. But, with his time dwindling he decided he wanted to craft a masterpiece as a capstone to his career.

He began work on a film called The Other Side of the Wind designed to mirror Welles life though he denied that. The film became a quagmire on the level with Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. It delves into Welles’ life both personal and professional as he worked on this project. It is a fascinating look at the man and the movie maker.

Verdict:

Welles was a genius, but he was also cursed for his unorthodox approach to film making. See it.

Tomorrow’s Movie: Overlord (2018)

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