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Re: [dvd-discuss] clean flicks and moral rights
- To: dvd-discuss(at)cyber.law.harvard.edu
- Subject: Re: [dvd-discuss] clean flicks and moral rights
- From: Jeremy Erwin <jerwin(at)ponymail.com>
- Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 22:09:48 -0500
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On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 05:32 AM, Steve Hosgood wrote:
> The movie industry uses "Alan Smithee" as director name to cope with
> where a director does not want to be associated with a given finished
> (As seen on the original studio release of "Dune" directed by David
David Lynch would hate you. The name Allen Smithee is attached not to
the theatrical release (137'), but to an extended cut shown on
The "Allen Smithee" phenomena is covered rather interestingly in this
transcript of an ABC radio program.
Julie Rigg, 29 Aug 2001, "The Mysterious Career of Allen Smithee"
Interestingly, many of those television cuts cited so approvingly by
advocates of CleanFlicks are Allen Smithee cuts.