“Alan Smithee” is a common pseudonym for a director whose film was clearly taken away from her/him and recut heavily against her/his wishes in ways that completely altered the film.
I recently wrote an article for my office’s online newsletter. The article was informative, succinct, and witty. Before publication, however, an editor described as “[radio edit]” decided to butcher it and tack his name onto it. YIKES, the grammatical errors! POW, the inelegant style! GAH, the distasteful thought that even though I wrote the article, I may have to request that my name be taken off of it because I don’t want to be associated with this version. Trust me, I love mutants as much as the next gal, but this aberration gives me the wiggins. What to do?