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When I refused to take directing credit for the film [Death of a Gunfighter], as did Bob Totten, the Directors' Guild made up a pseudonym for Totten and myself, 'Allen Smithee'. As the picture was well received, I told my young friends who wanted to be directors to change their name to Smithee and take credit for direction of the picture. I don't know if anyone did this. I still think under ...
Directors are still allowed to use other pseudonyms, as are authors, but that pseudonym, such as those used by Nathan Juran
and David DeCoteau
, are theirs, and a method of detachment rather than disownership.
Alan Smithee has no distinguishable style, nor is it usually apparent what director he is taking the credit for.
The World's Lousiest Director; The Scapegoat