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Re: [dvd-discuss] clean flicks and moral rights

On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 05:32  AM, Steve Hosgood wrote:
> The movie industry uses "Alan Smithee" as director name to cope with 
> cases
> where a director does not want to be associated with a given finished 
> product.
> (As seen on the original studio release of "Dune" directed by David 
> Lynch.)
David Lynch would hate you. The name  Allen Smithee is attached not to 
the theatrical release (137'), but to an extended cut shown on 
television (180').

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.