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Directed By Alan Smithee
« on: March 27, 2002, 17:06:27 »
From: Wellspring Media

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This April, Wellspring Media Takes A Look At Hollywood's Most Notorious Director With: Directed By Alan Smithee

"Alan Smithee is a voodoo doll. He's doomed to take the pins for the worst affronts against a filmmaker's artistic intentions". -- Director's Guild of America member

New York, NY (March 26, 2002) - This April, Wellspring Media takes an up-close look at the most mysterious pseudonym of Hollywood with the release of Directed By Alan Smithee. One of the most prolific talents in Hollywood, Alan Smithee has directed, produced, written and starred in many of Tinsletown's high-profile films. BUT he doesn't give interviews, has never been seen at the Oscars and has never appeared on TV -- because he doesn't exist. On April 23, Wellspring will provide an in-depth look at what has become a Hollywood phenomena. Directed By Alan Smithee, which aired on American Movie Classics on March 5, tells the story of an industry's infighting, power-struggle, and betrayal that has led many directors to dis-own a film and use "Directed By Alan Smithee" as his/her credit.

Directed By Alan Smithee has a running time of 50 minutes and is not rated. It is available on VHS (SRP 19.98) and DVD (SRP $24.98). The order cut off date is March 27, 2002.

The Smithee name carries with it an entire history of Hollywood intrigue and dramatic tales of films gone awry. This hour long documentary explores Smithee's role in American cinema, while bringing together all of the elements of a classic Hollywood story: the struggle between power, money and control of the creative process. The program presents the history behind the creation of "Alan Smithee" while providing examples and insights into the continuing saga of these films. Interviews with Tony Kaye, John Singleton, Martha Coolidge, and Arthur Hiller are featured.

Alan Smithee has directed 47 films, written 5 screenplays, acted in three movies, produced one film, and was the production designer of one film. Alan Smithee, films in all forms, have grossed over $100 million at the box office, including Meet Joe Black, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn; Hellraiser IV; Heat; Scent of A Woman; Morgan Stewart's Coming Home; Dune; The Barking Dog; The Challenge; and Death Of A Gunfighter.

Wellspring Media, Inc. is a leading independent supplier of notable film, television and video programming for discerning clients with an insight toward productions delivering aesthetic, cultural and intellectual adventure. The company serves as a consistent and trusted provider, releasing only those titles worthy of it clients' attention worldwide.

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Re: Directed By Alan Smithee
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2002, 00:43:16 »
En het is bijna 1 april.. April Fools in USA  ;D

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Re: Directed By Alan Smithee
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2002, 02:11:56 »
Hoe bedoel je.

Ik denk dat het hier inderdaad gaat over een documentaire over het fenomeen Alan Smithee.

Voor mensen die dit niet kennen, lees dit: http://www.itccomp.nl/htwebf/Documenten/PDF/De%20slechste%20regisseur%20van%20Amerika.PDF

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