Todd: I must say that, in future, there will be so many alternate cuts and version of films from TURISTAS to THE IMMORTAL STORY that there will no longer be "authorship" [or should that be "auteurship"?] as we have known it. The guy who sweeps up the studio will have his DVD, too.
Personally, the filtered version of REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE that I saw Huston introduce once, his personal copy, he said, was one of the most imaginative and symbolic uses of color I've ever seen. If you watch the original version of his MOBY DICK, you can get a similar impression, much darker than the widely released edition. It has the additional virtue of keeping Gregory Peck's face in half shadow, which benefits his performance as Captain Ahab!