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, "hotlove666" <hotlove666@y...> wrote:
> I've seen a rough-cut of The Deep that is just crying to be finished
> and shown to audiences.
Forgive what might seem on its face a stupid question, Bill, but why
hasn't it been?
I mean, specifically.
>Quixote could be magnificent, although it
> can't really be finished in the usual sense of the word; Gary's
> mistake in circulating a version of Other Side that he edited himself
> has temporarily sunk the rep of that film, but that's like judging
> the Quixote material by Jess Franco's compilation (which I assume is
> what you've seen, Tom)
Yes. It was indeed the Jess Franco assembly. But at least I knew the
reputation this version enjoyed (if that's the word) before seeing it
for the first time. So I had the advantage of more or less resigning
myself to drinking in the images and keeping in mind that this was
quite probably *not* the form Orson Welles ever intended for this
material. On that disconnected, narrow basis, Welles' footage had a
greater effect on me than it might have if I'd played along and
accepted the film as any kind of finished work; which its presentation
at the very least implies.
> But more money is being spent PER DAY to save Bush's face in Iraq
> than has gone into the totality of all efforts to assemble and
> preserve Welles' errant work since he died, and no one is even
> LOOKING for Carnaval, Ambersons or Moby Dick. No one.
Another (deceptively) stupid question: What do you think, offhand, are
the chances of a *reasonably* complete "Ambersons" existing somewhere
(and I don't mean just kicking around Brazil)?
Slim? None? Greater than we might imagine?