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Executive Meddling: One of the more interesting positive examples. The entire movie was restructured after its first screening because the executives hated the original cut but saw its potential. They hired Ralph Rosenblum to serve as “editorial supervisor” to make the movie funnier, thus starting a long-lasting work relationship between Woody Allen and Rosenblum which would eventually give the latter an editing BAFTA.
Multiple Endings: Woody shot about a half-dozen different endings for the movie, all of which were bittersweet at best. The ending ended up being completely rewritten during the initial retooling.