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  Alan Smithee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alan Smithee, Allen Smithee, Alan Smythee, and Adam Smithee are pseudonyms used between 1968 and 1999 by Hollywood film directors who wanted to be dissociated from a film for which they no longer wanted credit.
It was used when the director could prove to the satisfaction of a panel of members of the Directors Guild of America (DGA) and Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers that the film had been wrested from his or her creative control.
In 1997 the comedy An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn was released, in which a director wants to disown a film but cannot because his real name is Alan Smithee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alan_Smithee   (1529 words)

 Sunday Afternoon: Alan Smithee
'Alan Smithee' is one of the most prolific talents in Hollywood, but unlike most Hollywood stars and starletts, Smithee doesn't give interviews, has never been seen at the Oscars and has never appeared on TV.
When movie-goers see the Alan Smithee name come up under the "Directed by" title, many do not realise that it is Hollywood's most common pseudonym.
Alan Smithee was created by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) in 1969 to shield directors from having their real name used on projects they did not feel represented their work.
www.abc.net.au /arts/sundayafternoon/programs/s700557.htm   (102 words)

 Alan Smithee Films quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Alan Smithee is a common pseudonym used in the film business when a person's work is distorted from the original product.
Alan Smithee had a small part as an actor in 'Flynn' (1996), playing the Man in Black.
The 1997 comedy 'An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn' is about a film editor named Alan Smithee who comes to Hollywood and is contracted to direct a film.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=77633&origin=   (299 words)

 The Mysterious Career of Allen Smithee
Alan Smithee is a pseudonym: the pseudonym which the Directors Guild of America permits members who can prove that the film they directed had been compromised or taken over by others, and no longer wished their names to appear in the credits.
Smithee in fact became a very busy director during the nineties, as films were cut down both for television and for airline sceenings.
Smithee's career, of course, is a gift to those postmodern scholars who believe in the death of the author, or in this case, the auteur.
www.abc.net.au /rn/arts/atoday/stories/s353584.htm   (1098 words)

 The films of Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee was a psuedonym created about 1967 by the Directors Guild of America.
Thus the "Smithee" credit acted as an escape pod for a director to abandon a film like a James Bond villian fleeing his expansive underwater lair, leaving his army of henchmen to perish in it's fiery destruction.
For although the DGA has stopped issuing "Smithee credits," the results of his Invisible Hand can be seen in the works of every hack director, every talentless writer, every inept producer who is able to scrape together a few bucks.
alansmithee.5u.com /alansmithee.html   (426 words)

 Mark Hughes: DUDE: The Alan Smithee Project
Alan Smithee is the nom de guerre of directors and screenwriters who have had their movies released in a form they did not intend or approve of; when this happens, they have their names replaced with "Alan Smithee", which is an anagram for "The Alias Men".
The Alan Smithee Project (TASP) is a roleplaying game of movies that should not be; bad crossovers, bad sequels, bad adaptations, bad remakes, and even bad new movies, they're all grist for this mill.
Drawbacks are often assigned by Alan as part of the character's role in the movie.
kuoi.asui.uidaho.edu /~kamikaze/DUDE/AlanSmithee.html   (738 words)

 The Films of Alan Smithee
Smithee's free adaptation of Alice in Wonderland (1967) is another interesting case from the British period.
Speaking of Smithee's unfortunately truncated days at Cinecitta (something to do with goats, lies all), there is a persistent rumor in the higher echelons of film academia that The Man once was poised to co-helm a feature with legendary horror stylist, Mario Bava.
smithee is a complex and tortured individual — second-guessing his motivations is indeed a risky business.
www.echonyc.com /~mtv/smithee   (2094 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Alan Smithee - Director ... of Sorts
Later, using his son's name (Alan Smithee, Jr) in 1998, he produced Wadd: The Life and Times of John C Holmes, a documentary about the legendary actor known less for the length of his career (over 2000 films) than for the length of 12 and 5/8 inches.
An Alan Smithee Film Burn Hollywood Burn tells the story of such a director, (played by Eric Idle) who loses all control of his film.
Now the DGA feels that 'Alan Smithee' is no longer sufficiently anonymous (and of course no studio, no matter what the director wants, would want their film to be in any way associated with An Alan Smithee Film Burn Hollywood Burn).
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/ww2/A1017695   (1634 words)

 Biography for Alan Smithee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'Alan Smithee' is a common pseudonym for directors whose film was clearly taken away from her/him and recut heavily against her/his wishes in ways that completely altered the film.
Alan Smithee has no distinguishable style, nor is it usually apparent what director he is taking the credit for.
Little is known about Smithee, except for his amazing ability to show up on projects when Directors Guild of America members wish to remove their names from the onscreen and advertising credits.
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000647/bio   (858 words)

 CD Baby: ALAN SMITHEE: Wash Away
Alan Smithee has been making quite an impact on the pop/rock music scene since its inception in 2002.
Alan Smithee has played well over 100 shows including sold out shows at the Roxy in Hollywood and has recently opened for Stevie Nicks and Vanessa Carlton at the Chronicle Pavilion in Concord, CA.
Alan Smithee's dedication to their craft is revealed not only through their strong songs, but through their live performances.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/smithee2   (385 words)

 Alan Smithee - Uncyclopedia
Born in the tiny Eastern European country of Batavia, Smithee's family emigrated to the U.S. ('Smithee' is actually the Americanized version of the family's old world name - 'Johnson') during the Great Peat Shortage of 1935.
Smithee's first job in the movie industry was at Warner Bros. where he worked as a tripod for the immortal William "One Shot" Beaudine on several of the wildly popular Torchy Blane films.
From there he worked his way up to assistant gaffer at Monogram and, in 1955, got his first big break substituting for famed cinematographer Arnie Ellis II after he was mauled by a sloth on the set of Tarzan Buys A Buick.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Alan_Smithee   (199 words)

 Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee… for years, his name has been associated with some of the worst movies ever made.
This band, Alan Smithee, is now poised to take the planet by storm with its combination of great pop/rock tunes and high energy stage shows.
However, in addition to their strong songwriting abilities and stage presence, the members of Alan Smithee all possess an undying commitment to excellence and an unquenchable thirst for success, and it is these traits which will undoubtedly bring the band the rockstardom that they so desire.
www.mbus.com /bands/genadm/Alan.Smithee.htm   (469 words)

 : Directed By Alan Smithee - DVD film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
If the film had gone case by case through all the films for which the Alan Smithee credit was taken, to say why the directors were upset, that would have been a fascinating film.
According to official screen credits, Smithee has directed 47 films, written 5 screenplays, acted in three movies, produced one film, and was the production designer on yet another.
Alan Smithee films in all forms have grossed over $100 million.
www.totaltiorden.dk /shop/dvd_details.php/B00005YUQ3|dvd   (383 words)

 MindMagazine.com | The Mysterious Alan Smithee
Fearing the director of a movie would show up for an “Alan Smithee” every time a production goes bad, they made it clear that some rules would prevail: Firstly, the director had to be prevented to exercise its art to its full capacity due to a conflict with one of the actors.
These two conditions must be respected for a director to get his or her name replaced by “Alan Smithee.” Furthermore, the claims of the director must be documented, and the Guild will then judge if the conflict was deranging enough to wreck the director’s work.
Since moviegoers are increasingly aware of the mysterious Alan Smithee, the Guild is not likely to use this name again.
www.mindmagazine.com /story/alansmithee.htm   (737 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - Alan Smithee: Director... Sort of
If a director won the petition, his name would be replaced with "Alan Smithee".
Who'd have ever thought that Alan Smithee would be the director of a movie that had won an Oscar
Now while they would be right about that happening, (as the studio gave writer and producer Joe Eszterhas the final cut which director Arthur Hiller detested and caused him to petition the DGA and win), they'd be wrong about that being the most ironic thing about it, as we will see shortly.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/hub/A1007759   (1556 words)

 The Fishbowl: Alan Smithee
The Fishbowl » Archives » November 2003 » Alan Smithee
Alan Smithee is a director famous for his bad movies.
Alan Smithee is actually a mamogram for...the Alias men.
fishbowl.pastiche.org /2003/11/04/alan_smithee   (298 words)

 An Alan Smithee Film - Burn Hollywood Burn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
'Alan Smithee' is the Director's Guild of America's official pseudonym credited to a film when a director believes that it is too incompetent or compromised to put on his/her resume.
The premise of this mock-documentary is that a director whose 'real' name is Alan Smithee would be left with no option but to destroy the master negative of the film itself.
The text is comprised largely of a series of interviews, and attempts to construct a (heavy-handed) satire of Hollywood.
www.waikato.ac.nz /film/mock-doc/filmography/title3.shtml   (127 words)

 >The Alan Smithee Band<
Creating a sound not bound by everyday stylistic conceptions, the members of the Alan Smithee band captivate their audience through playful jams and solid orchestrations.
One was soon found in ``Alan Smithee", the cultic pseudonym used by Hollywood directors when they don't want to be associated with their own work.(*)
The Alan Smithee Band supported the net-wide protest against the Communications Decency Act.
www.netpath.net /~candyman/asb   (407 words)

 An Alan Smithee Film
An Alan Smithee Film is the brainchild of screenwriter Joe Eszterhaus, he of Basic Instinct and Showgirls fame.
Ironically, AASF is being produced by Andrew Vajna, a Hungarian businessman who made his fortune in Hong Kong, subsequently moved to America, and produced a string of blockbuster films starring the likes of Schwarzenegger and Stallone.
The film's director, veteran Hollywood helmer Arthur Hiller, is himself a former president of the very Guild that awards the Alan Smithee sobriquet to deserving cases.
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 Alan Smithee Pics - Alan Smithee News - Alan Smithee Information
from IMDb 'Alan Smithee' is a common pseudonym for directors whose film was clearly taken away from her/him and recut heavily against her/his wishes in ways that completely altered the film.
Smithee also directed the videos for "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston and "Kiss The Rain" by Billie Myers (Edit)
Tell the world what you think of Alan Smithee.
www.tv.com /alan-smithee/person/70097/summary.html   (187 words)

 Alan Smithee Presents   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Welcome to Alan Smithee Presents, producer of DVDs with commentaries and bonus features not to be found anywhere else.
Through commentary, bonus features, and subtitles, Alan Smithee and his guests discuss and make up little known and non-existent facts about the programs.
On our first release Alan Smithee Presents 'The Andy Griffith Show,' Alan is joined by his friend, former CBS Network Executive Johnny Steed.
www.alansmitheepresents.com   (392 words)

 Alan Smithee Fan Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John (shown in picture), a smithee fan, recently published an album review on "Wash Away".
Last Saturday, Aug 13th was Alan Smithee's Record Release Party at the Roxy.
If you haven't gotten a chance to buy their new CD yet make sure you do at Alan Smithee's website.
www.ketonedesign.com /alansmitheefans   (499 words)

 Alan Smithee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Supêsutoraberâzu (2000) (voice: English version) (as Allan Smithee)....
Alan Smithee Presents 'The Andy Griffith Show' (2004) (V) (executive producer)
Find where Alan Smithee is credited alongside another name
www.imdb.com /name/nm0000647   (645 words)

 Directed by Alan Smithee - Compare Prices & Reviews at Smarter
Alan Smithee, the pseudonym used by directors who refuse to put their name on a film, has become something of a symbol for the worst aspects of Hollywood filmmaking.
Usually only used when the director of a given picture has had his control and vision usurped by bottom line driven studios, the name Alan Smithee denotes the struggles and...
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 The Films of Alan Smithee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The works of Smithee are always sources of wonder and always will be condemned to the purgatories of direct-to-video and late night television.
This did not stop several ECHO denizens from attending and speaking at a roundtable on Smithee at the prestigious Wausau Golden Moose festival.
Note: This site has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with the upcoming AN ALAN SMITHEE MOVIE, in fact, most of the films described herin are wholly fictional.
www.echonyc.com /~jhhl/Smithee   (138 words)

 DigiGuide : Alan Smithee
When is 'Alan Smithee' on TV Programmes in the DigiGuide Library that star Alan Smithee
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Find out more on Alan Smithee at the Internet Movie Database
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 Alan Smithee Quotes
1 Quotes for 'Alan Smithee' in the Database.
I don't think so, therefore I'm probably not.
All Quotes are provided for educational purposes only and contributed by users.
www.worldofquotes.com /author/Alan-Smithee/1   (47 words)

 Movie Keyword: Alan Smithee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Films with director credits assigned to Alan Smithee have been disowned.
Films where segments were assigned to Alan Smithee are not included.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
www.nndb.com /lists/283/000085028   (61 words)

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