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10 Movies Disowned By Their Own Directors

Dune was a notorious bomb, possibly because it was nearly impossible to bring a faithful adaptation of Frank Herbert’s expansive science fiction classic to the big screen. Hired off of the strength of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead, Dune still remains David Lynch‘s sole big-budget studio release. After he was denied control over the final cut, Lynch vocally disassociated himself from the film. Some cuts (there are many) even replaced his name with the pseudonymous Alan Smithee instead. – Tyler Coates, Decider
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