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At this point, it's almost unfathomable to think of Paul Thomas Anderson not getting his way when it comes to his films, but one has to remember there was a time in his career when he was still an unproven, unknown director. As the director's breakout film "Boogie Nights" was gearing up for release, it seems that the man behind studio and company backing the picture, New Line Cinema, wasn't feeling so confident about what would eventually become a contemporary classic. During the recent THR producers roundtable, Michael De Luca (who was also a producer on "Boogie Nights") reveals that PTA's movie almost had an entirely different fate. It seems the film wasn't scoring well, and even more, Bob Shaye, the head of New Line, had even fashioned his own version of the movie. But luckily, positive word from early audiences seeing "Boogie Nights" changed what could've been a very different outcome. »

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