Woody Allen has always had enviable control over almost every aspect of his movies, but he recently lost a battle over what versions of six of his movies will be aired on television and in-flight showings. Allen had filed a suit against his former producer, Jean Doumanian, and her company, saying that they had cheated him out of earnings for eight films, totalling up to $12 million. Six out of those eight films will be shown on TV and in airplanes with Doumanian's cuts. The films are Bullets Over Broadway, Mighty Aphrodite, Everybody Says I Love You, Deconstructing Harry, Celebrity, and Sweet and Lowdown. Allen may yet appeal the decision. Though it's sad for Allen, I'm glad these are the later films, which aside from Sweet and Lowdown and Bullets Over Broadway, I didn't much care for. Of his oeuvre, I'm glad Doumanian and Co. aren't getting their mitts on films like Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters , or even, Take the Money and Run.

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