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Is the world ready? "Alan Smithee" Film Fest

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Phil Florian, Jul 24, 2002.

  1. Phil Florian

    Phil Florian Screenwriter

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    So, what are your favorite Alan Smithee Films? And when will AMC do the much deserved marathon that this fine director deserves! Me? I'll take "Shrimp on the Barbie."



    Phil Smithee
     
  2. Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm

    Andrew 'Ange Hamm' Hamm Supporting Actor

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    Alan Smithee's version of Dune should be shown, although it does bear a striking resemblance to David Lynch's version...
     
  3. Ben Motley

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    I dunno, although I've never seen it, Catchfire, a.k.a. Backtrack, looks like it may be good. It stars Jodie Foster, and rumor has it that Dennis Hopper helped Alan out on this one. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jack Briggs

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    I assume everyone here is aware of "who" Mr. Smithee is.
     
  5. Ted Todorov

    Ted Todorov Producer

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    The festival would have to start with An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn.
    Ted
     
  6. Phil Florian

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    We can't forget that Smithee apparently acted in some films, too, as well as doing some work in the editting suite. A real triple threat, he is!


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    My least favorite Alan Smithee film is Supernova... The director wasn't credited as 'Alan Smithee' but as a different fake name - John Smith I believe.
     
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    Hellraiser 4: Bloodline

    I knew I was done for when "directed by Alan Smithee" came up at the beginning. This one was just bad, even by horror franchise sequels in outer space standards.
     
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    I've seen enough of Backtrack to be able to say...stay away. I don't use the word "sucks" often, and my deep feelings for Ms. Foster are well-documented, but this film "sucks." Jodie looks nice though...I don't know if I made it to the end.

    Take care,
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    Stitches!!
    Oh man, what a laughless comedy that one is!
    Holy crap, I've seen a lot of Smithee's work! How sad for me... [​IMG]
     
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    But, Scott, it toughens the character (trite, yes) but educates a person too (lofty thought, that one). Keep an open mind to new experiences. It at least provides conversation material at dull parties.
     

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