ah, no relevance to TOE thread needed. it's close to impossible to keep continuity in these threads.
not only wise, but cotten, moorhead, holt, and welles' business weasel, jack moss, all gang-raped ambersons while welles was stuck in brazil. they gang raped the film, then all but wise were fired. first the studio asked them to bend over, then they were thrown off the lot. i wonder after being fired and thrown out on their asses how they felt about betraying welles.
that letter from rockefeller to welles that was posted before we lost all the content of the old board is incredible, it's like a smoking gun. it's all too sad.
and wise, in the bbc documentary about welles, when pressed for an answer about the recutting from megahey, he stammers it out in half sentences that it was better in it's original form.