Unfinished films, lost masterpieces, and stillborn projects assume new lives in documentary form. How The Other Side of the Wind, Shirkers, and Dune endure as non-fiction.
“The mystery in Kane is largely fake…” — Pauline Kael, Raising Kane, 1971, on the “shallow masterpiece” Citizen Kane. “We Hanky Panky men have always been with you.” — Orson Welles, F for Fake. F
All the World’s a Screen conveys how the best cases of Shakespeare on film allow the contemporary to seep into a classic work.