Ep 638: Filip Jan Rymsza • Michael Taylor

Oct 09, 2020

[6 mins. 15 secs.] The producer Filip Jan Rymsza ("The Other Side of the Wind") is on the podcast to discuss the upcoming documentary "Hopper/Welles", a 1970 conversation between Dennis Hopper, recently off "Easy Rider" and preparing for "The Last Movie", and Orson Welles who shot the film and was also preparing for "The Other Side of the Wind". At this decisive moment, the pair of auteurs shared their candid thoughts and feelings about cinema, art, and life, and Welles captured this unscripted talk on two cameras, in lush black and white, lit only by a fireplace and hurricane lamps. This entertaining and revealing footage, never before seen in full, has been resurrected by producer Filip Jan Rymsza and editor Bob Murawski, who helped bring Welles’s unfinished "The Other Side of the Wind" to meticulously restored life two years ago. The film just had a drive-in screening at the New York Film Festival.

[37 mins. 10 secs.] Filmwax Radio friend, the editor Michael Taylor, A.C.E. ("The Farewell", "The Mountain") makes his third appearance on the podcast. We discuss our experience of being New Yorkers during the time of this pandemic. And, of course, movie making.

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