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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Even back during the days when films were shot and edited on celluloid film, Smithee's destroying the master print of ''Trio'' would at best have been a minor inconvenience. Back in those days, the development labs would strike multiple physical film reels from each negative, meaning that all that the producers would have to do would be call up the lab, get them to ship over some spare reels, then use them to re-assemble the film -- a process that would take maybe a couple of days at the absolute most. If anything, the real problem that the studio would have faced would have been the bad publicity generated by Smithee's actions.

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* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: Even back during the days when films were shot and edited on celluloid film, Smithee's destroying the master print of ''Trio'' would at best have been a minor inconvenience. Back in those days, the development labs would strike multiple physical film reels from each negative, meaning that all that the producers would have to do would be call up the lab, get them to ship over some spare reels, then use them to re-assemble the film -- a process that would take maybe a couple of days at the absolute most. The plot would ''maybe'' have worked had it been focusing around the production of a low-budget, independent film, which often were directly edited from the camera negative back in those days, but a major studio would never have done anything so risky. If anything, the real problem that the studio would have faced would have been the bad publicity generated by Smithee's actions.


* AlanSmithee: Invoked. The plot of the film is about how a director wants his name out of the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within a Film]], but can't, because ''he really is named Alan Smithee'' in-universe. However, as noted in more detail in the Trivia page, this pseudoym ended up also being applied to ''this'' film in real life.
* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: The film desperately tries to justify this by portraying all the actors in the fictional movie as being total assholes who will only ever do a single take of a given scene, which later becomes a sticking point when the director steals and destroys the film's master print. Like everything else in ''Burn Hollywood Burn'', though, it fails dismally – not least because the fictional film is shown being edited on a computer at one point, meaning that a completed version of the film would probably survive in some form, even if the audio-visual quality was degraded.

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* AlanSmithee: Invoked. The plot of the film is about how a director wants his name out of the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within a Film]], but can't, because ''he really is named Alan Smithee'' in-universe. However, as noted in more detail in the Trivia page, this pseudoym pseudonym ended up also being applied to ''this'' film in real life.
* ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction: The film desperately tries to justify this by portraying all Even back during the actors in the fictional movie as being total assholes who will only ever do a single take of a given scene, which later becomes a sticking point days when the director steals films were shot and destroys the film's master print. Like everything else in ''Burn Hollywood Burn'', though, it fails dismally – not least because the fictional film is shown being edited on a computer celluloid film, Smithee's destroying the master print of ''Trio'' would at one point, best have been a minor inconvenience. Back in those days, the development labs would strike multiple physical film reels from each negative, meaning that a completed version of all that the producers would have to do would be call up the lab, get them to ship over some spare reels, then use them to re-assemble the film -- a process that would probably survive in some form, even if take maybe a couple of days at the audio-visual quality was degraded.absolute most. If anything, the real problem that the studio would have faced would have been the bad publicity generated by Smithee's actions.


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* VoodooShark: Smithee's threat to destroy the master copy of ''Trio'' is explained to be such a big deal because he was only able to shoot one take of every single scene, due to the three lead actors all having such SmallNameBigEgo complexes that they each believe their first takes to be absolute perfection and won't do additional takes. Not only would this be a incredibly risky and idiotic way to produce a film -- if there was ''anything'' wrong with any of the takes that wasn't initially obvious during filming, then they'd be screwed -- but Smithee's threat to burn the negative would still have been an empty one, for the reasons described under ArtisticLicenseFilmProduction.


* TakeThat: The film is full of Joe Eszterhas mocking Hollywood and everyone involved with it, from the film press to certain producers he didn't like.

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* TakeThat: The film is full of Joe Eszterhas mocking Hollywood and everyone involved with it, from the film press to certain producers he didn't like.like, in particular Michael S. Ovitz, who he had a very public fallout with.

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* LoopedLyrics: One of the soundtrack's songs is "I Wanna Be Mike Ovitz", whose title is also most of the lyrics.


''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Creator/ArthurHiller (his final movie, as a matter of fact), written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle. It is a satire of the filmmaking business.

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''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Creator/ArthurHiller (his (in his final movie, as a matter of fact), film), written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle. It is a satire of the filmmaking business.



* PlotHole: It’s said that critics enjoyed watching ''Trio'', but it was also stated that the film never got released because of Smithee's actions, so how did critics get to see ''Trio'' if it never got released?

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* PlotHole: It’s It's said that critics enjoyed watching ''Trio'', but it was also stated that the film never got released because of Smithee's actions, so how did critics get to see ''Trio'' if it never got released?


[[OvershadowedByControversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: [[LifeImitatesArt director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio]]. The film's creation set off a chain of events which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.

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[[OvershadowedByControversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: [[LifeImitatesArt director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio]]. The film's creation set off a chain of events [[TropeBreaker which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.
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''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Creator/ArthurHiller, written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle.

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''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Creator/ArthurHiller, Creator/ArthurHiller (his final movie, as a matter of fact), written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle.
Creator/EricIdle. It is a satire of the filmmaking business.



[[OvershadowedByControversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio. The film's creation set off a chain of events which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.

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[[OvershadowedByControversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: [[LifeImitatesArt director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio.studio]]. The film's creation set off a chain of events which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.

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* PlotHole: It’s said that critics enjoyed watching ''Trio'', but it was also stated that the film never got released because of Smithee's actions, so how did critics get to see ''Trio'' if it never got released?


* ChairReveal: Ryan O'Neal gets a pointless chair reveal at one point. It's one of the many things Creator/RogerEbert makes fun of in [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-alan-smithee-film-burn-hollywood-burn-1998 his review,]] along with it being a reference to the reveal of Music/FrankSinatra in Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956''.

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* ChairReveal: Ryan O'Neal Creator/RyanONeal gets a pointless chair reveal at one point. It's one of the many things Creator/RogerEbert makes fun of in [[http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/an-alan-smithee-film-burn-hollywood-burn-1998 his review,]] along with it being a reference to the reveal of Music/FrankSinatra in Mike Todd's ''Film/AroundTheWorldInEightyDays1956''.


''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller, written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle.

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''An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn'' is a 1998 American {{mockumentary}} comedy film directed by Arthur Hiller, Creator/ArthurHiller, written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Creator/EricIdle.

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* AsHimself: The actors of the film-within-a-film, and many Hollywood figures such as Creator/ShaneBlack.
* CaptionHumor: Some of the characters are introduced with graphics with demeaning ("Jerry Glover: President, Challenger Films; Moron; Liar; Nickname—The Dwarf; Wimp") or sarcastic captions ("Sylvester Stallone: superstar, rocket scientist, brain surgeon").


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* DirtyOldMan: Veteran producer Robert Evans [[AdamWesting is depicted as]] a creepy whoremonger who insists on being called "Daddy" by his well-compensated partners because "incest turns them on."


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* TakeThat: The film is full of Joe Eszterhas mocking Hollywood and everyone involved with it, from the film press to certain producers he didn't like.
* TroubledProduction: ''[[InUniverse Trio]]'' has this as Creator/JackieChan, Creator/SylvesterStallone, and Creator/WhoopiGoldberg are prima-donnas, and the studio ends editing the film behind the director's back.[[invoked]]

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* AlanSmithee: Invoked. The plot of the film is about how a director wants his name out of the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within a Film]], but can't, because ''he really is named Alan Smithee'' in-universe. However, as noted in more detail in the Trivia page, this pseudoym ended up also being applied to ''this'' film in real life.


* AlanSmithee: The plot of the film is about how the titular director wants his name out of the [[ShowWithinAShow Film Within a Film]], but can't, because ''he really is named Alan Smithee''; which as it turned out, ended up also happening in real life with the director of this film.

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* DownerEnding: If one sides with Smithee, anyway. [[spoiler:Smithee is committed to an insane asylum, and despite him having burnt the only existing print of the film, the studio ends up making a profit anyway when they produce a documentary about how Smithee went crazy.]]


[[OvershadowedByContoversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio. The film's creation set off a chain of events which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.

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[[OvershadowedByContoversy [[OvershadowedByControversy The film is best known for]] how its plot eventually, and ironically, described the film's own production: director Hiller requested that his name be removed from its credits after witnessing the final cut completed by the studio. The film's creation set off a chain of events which would lead the Directors Guild of America to officially discontinue the Alan Smithee credit.

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