History Main / AlanSmithee

21st Jan '17 9:58:16 AM DougSMachina
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Before 2000, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant an odd {{metatext}}ual tangle where, under DGA rules, ''An Alan Smithee Movie'' had to be credited to Alan Smithee) caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-2000 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).

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Before 2000, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant an odd {{metatext}}ual metatextual tangle where, under DGA rules, ''An Alan Smithee Movie'' had to be credited to Alan Smithee) caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-2000 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).
20th Jan '17 9:28:02 AM DougSMachina
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Before 2000, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-2000 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).

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Before 2000, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, an odd {{metatext}}ual tangle where, under DGA rules, ''An Alan Smithee Movie'' had to ''Alan Smithee'') be credited to Alan Smithee) caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-2000 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).
19th Jan '17 8:57:03 AM Twentington
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* Over the years, ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' has used several pseudonymous bylines for varying reasons. Names known to be psuedonyms for others include John Prete (or J. Prete), Jack Syracuse, and Josh Gordon.

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* Over the years, ''Magazine/{{Mad}}'' has used several pseudonymous bylines for varying reasons. Names known to be psuedonyms Both "J. Prete" and "Josh Gordon" are recurring pseudonyms for others include John Prete (or J. Prete), Jack Syracuse, and Josh Gordon.other writers, while parody writer Arnie Kogen has confirmed that "Debbee Ovitz" is a pseudonym of his. Ever since he became art director in the late 90s, Sam Viviano largely credited any of his illustrations to "Jack Syracuse". On individual cases, writer Dick [=DeBartolo=] credited himself as "Dick Bic" on a parody of ''Series/FamilyFeud'', as he worked for Creator/MarkGoodson productions at the time. Mort Drucker also signed his illustrations for a ''Series/TwentyFour'' parody as "Bob Julian".
15th Jan '17 8:41:57 PM Ezclee4050
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* David Anspaugh apparently doesn't like his films to be edited for TV. The TV version of ''{{Rudy}}'' is credited to Smithee, while "Jack Nemo" gets the director credit for the edited version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}''.

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* David Anspaugh apparently doesn't like his films to be edited for TV. The TV version of ''{{Rudy}}'' ''{{Film/Rudy}}'' is credited to Smithee, while "Jack Nemo" gets the director credit for the edited version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}''.
15th Jan '17 8:41:06 PM Ezclee4050
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* The edited-for-TV version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}'' is credited to a director named "Jack Nemo", because David Anspaugh apparently disapproved of the edit.

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* The edited-for-TV version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}'' is credited to a director named "Jack Nemo", because David Anspaugh apparently disapproved of doesn't like his films to be edited for TV. The TV version of ''{{Rudy}}'' is credited to Smithee, while "Jack Nemo" gets the edit.director credit for the edited version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}''.
15th Jan '17 8:10:40 PM Ezclee4050
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* The edited-for-TV version of ''{{Film/Hoosiers}}'' is credited to a director named "Jack Nemo", because David Anspaugh apparently disapproved of the edit.
12th Dec '16 8:03:21 PM AmourMitts
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Alan Smithee was one of Hollywood's longest-working and most diverse directors [[note]](the Internet Movie Database also lists credits for, among others, writing and acting)[[/note]] from the start of his career in 1969 to his retirement in 1999, undaunted by the highly-variable quality of his work or the backlash some of his films suffered.

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Alan Smithee was one of Hollywood's longest-working and most diverse directors [[note]](the Internet Movie Database also lists credits for, among others, writing and acting)[[/note]] from the start of his career in 1969 to his retirement in 1999, 2000, undaunted by the highly-variable quality of his work or the backlash some of his films suffered.



Before 1999, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-1999 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).

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Before 1999, 2000, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-1999 post-2000 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).
4th Nov '16 2:12:10 AM C2
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Before 1999, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis.

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Before 1999, Smithee was the only alias Directors Guild members were permitted to use. This was changed because of the parody ''Film/AnAlanSmitheeFilmBurnHollywoodBurn'', which revolves around a director who wants his name removed from his film, but is stymied by actually being ''named'' Alan Smithee. A combination of confusion from bad press surrounding the film and the film's director Arthur Hiller wanting ''[[{{Irony}} his]]'' [[LifeImitatesArt name removed]] (which meant that a movie with the name "Alan Smithee" in the title had to be credited, under DGA rules, to ''Alan Smithee'') caused the name to be retired. Since then, aliases are selected on a case-by-case basis.
basis. The popularity of the name is such that Smithee's IMDB page has several post-1999 entries (none of which are presumably under DGA jurisdiction).
4th Nov '16 1:30:42 AM C2
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* Creator/TouchstonePictures was temporarily revived ''specifically'' so that Creator/{{Disney}} could use it to disown ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (which they acquired with [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]]).

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* Creator/TouchstonePictures was temporarily revived ''specifically'' so that Creator/{{Disney}} could use it to disown ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (which they acquired with [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]]). Touchstone was previously used in this manner for ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet'', which stayed with Disney after Miramax was sold off.
4th Nov '16 1:24:26 AM C2
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* Creator/TouchstonePictures was temporarily revived ''specifically'' so that Creator/{{Disney}} could use it to disown ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''.

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* Creator/TouchstonePictures was temporarily revived ''specifically'' so that Creator/{{Disney}} could use it to disown ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic''.''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' (which they acquired with [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucasfilm]]).
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