Manny P. here…
“`Netflix’s announcement brings to a final end the decades-long intrigue surrounding one of cinema’s finest filmmakers. Welles began shooting the film in 1970, but never completed it. The director died in 1985.
“`The Other Side of the Wind is a Hollywood satire about a filmmaker trying to make a comeback. It co-stars John Huston, Dennis Hopper, and Peter Bogdanovich, who has helped in its editing.
“`Producer Frank Marshall will oversee the film’s completion.
“`Jack H. Harris cemented his place in Hollywood history by producing the 1958 horror film The Blob. Harris’ other producing credits include Dark Star, Schlock, and Eyes of Laura Mars, starring Faye Dunaway and Tommy Lee Jones.
“`A vaudeville performer from a young age, Harris was a decorated WW II veteran before getting into show business. He worked in marketing, publicity, distribution, and production across his long career.
“`While the critical reception was lukewarm upon its release, The Blob remains a cult favorite. Jack’s first production, which starred Steve McQueen in his initial leading role, became a popular smash, grossing about $3 million on a $110,000 budget, and spawning a sequel and a remake. There is even a Blobfest annually held in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania at the Colonial Theater; a pivotal location in the film. The festival kicks off its 18th event in July.
“`Jack H. Harris was 98.
Until next time> “never forget”