Director Michael Cimino has a complicated history. As Oscar and Razzie winner who only made seven films, Cimino frequently found himself struggling with producers to get his vision out.
When the producers of The Sicilian felt his version was too long he used his final cut clause to give them something else. It wasn’t a good idea.
Fun While It Lasted: My Rise and Fall In the Land of Fame and Fortune – by Bruce McNall, Michael D’Antonio https://books.google.com/books/about/Fun_While_It_Lasted.html?id=Y5bcwAEACAAJ&source=kp_book_description
Michael Cimino’s FINAL CUT – Steve Garabino, Vanity Fair (March 2002) https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2010/04/ciminos-final-cut-200203
Contract Law: Film Directors and Editing Rights for Television – Susan M. French https://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1084&context=elr
VIDAL SUES TO GET CREDIT ON ‘SICILIAN’ – LA Times, Feb. 17, 1987 https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1987-02-14-ca-2975-story.html
Cover Art by Kat Manderfield http://katmanderfield.com
Music by Jingle Punks, Josh Lippe and the Overtimers, and Kevin MacLeod.
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