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The Wind (1928) was a Drama - Western Film directed by Victor Sj?str?m and produced by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow.

The Wind was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1993.

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Orson Welles' The Other Side of the Wind Finally Sees the Light of Day

By KC on Nov 13, 2018 From Classic Movies

What would Orson Welles have thought of his meticulously crafted final flick The Other Side of the Wind making its debut on Netflix? That’s been on my mind ever since the streaming service announced that the long anticipated film would finally be making its debut on the platform, over forty ye... Read full article


The Other Side of the Wind (2018, Orson Welles)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Nov 2, 2018 From The Stop Button

The Other Side of the Wind opens with two very ominous notes. Well, two and a half. The first is a text card explaining the film?s history, but not much about its resurrection. For example (and here?s the half ominous note), was it director Welles?s idea to do multiple aspect ratios? It makes sense,... Read full article


Review: Written on the Wind (1956)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 19, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Douglas Sirk’s films are always lovely to look at, almost to the point of making you sick. The panoramas?swell with color. They’re too perfect. The sets are gaudy — the cars the same — to?the point?of?almost?being?unsightly in their over the top artificiality. Try to find any... Read full article


Batman and Robin (1949, Spencer Gordon Bennet), Chapter 12: Robin Rides the Wind

By Andrew Wickliffe on Apr 12, 2018 From The Stop Button

The chapter title, Robin Rides the Wind, got me hoping Robin would jump out of a plane or something. Without a chute. Sad spoiler: he doesn?t. The chapter does clear one of the Wizard suspects, which would probably be more effective if the character?played by Michael Whalen?appeared more often. He d... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956)

By Carol Martinheira on Jul 14, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #4 All That Heaven Allows (1955) and Written on the Wind (1956) On July 14, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Boy, was Douglas Sirk great! I?ve always admired how unapologetically soppy and melodramatic his films were. He was probably the most underrated and mi... Read full article


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The film's artificially happy ending was insisted upon by the studio after test audiences balked at the original ending, where the insane Letty wanders into the desert, certain to die. This more appropriate ending reportedly still exists in Europe.
The airplane propellers blowing hot air, sand and smoke were so dangerous that crew members were forced to wear long-sleeved clothing (in 120-degree weather), eye goggles, bandannas around their necks and greasepaint on their faces whenever the machines were being run.
During filming, temperatures reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit, making life miserable for both cast and crew. The intense heat caused the film stock to warp, and it had to be packed in ice to remain intact. Lillian Gish touched an outside door handle, and was so severely burned that a small part of her palm's flesh was scalded off.
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The Wind

Released 1928
Inducted 1993
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