Brian De Palma Gets In Shouting Match With His Iraq Film Financier

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Laurie Heifetz Radar

A seething feud between Brian De Palma, director of the fictional Iraq war documentary Redacted, and the film's financiers, billionaire Mark Cuban's Magnolia Pictures, erupted at a New York Film Festival press event Monday. It started with De Palma saying images in the film were, in fact, redacted by Cuban--meaning the big bucks blogger personally found them distasteful and cut them out, effectively hacking De Palma's vision at the knees. Cuban and De Palma have expressed different visions of the film before.

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