For all the jubilation The Other Side of the Wind’s long odyssey toward completion is bringing to Welles’s zealous fan circles, the filmmakers agree its existence as the director’s “final” filmmaking effort provides a bittersweet coda to all the work they did to bring it to the screen. “It’s sad to me. It’s a sad story. It’s a sad movie,” Bogdanovich said at a post-screening Q&A after the movie’s Telluride premiere. “Not only Orson’s last movie, it’s an ‘end of everything’ kind of movie. The only thing that survives is the artistry.”
The film will be available to stream on Netflix, which is what Welles would have wanted.
The same month that Blumhouse rolled out “Halloween” in movie theaters, it released the first installment of a monthly anthology series for Hulu called “Into the Dark.” If you weren’t aware that it has been streaming for over two weeks, you’re not alone. It has generated little buzz, certainly less than Netflix’s new horror series, “The Haunting of Hill House.”
Their TV interests extend beyond horror and beyond low-budget filmaking.
One of the first orders of business for the television unit was to discard the company’s policy of shoestring budgets. The reason? Streaming services like Netflix, HBO and Amazon are more than happy to spend more on one episode of a TV series — $5 million plus — than Blumhouse does on some of its feature films.
“I’m not saying people are saying, ‘Please spend as much money as possible,’” Ms. Wiseman said. “But there are just a bunch of buyers that are not price-sensitive.”
The biggest thing to happen on your screens this week is the release of video game Red Dead Redemption 2. I’m a fairly casual gamer, but thought the first game was incredible. If you’re looking for me, I plan to be on my couch from Saturday morning through to early January.
If suddenly you find friends are no longer answering their phones, don’t get too worried.