>>421 MA himself talked about how TH would do 100 takes if a director let him, while he, MA, was more of a 2-3 take sort of guy. I think MA couched it in terms of 'passion' but don't quote me on that.
It might have been control issues or he might have had his Superman underwear on in an attempt to save the film. However, I wonder if this is less TH's control/perfection/save the day issues and more his confidence as a performer working with a director closer to his own level of fame and experience.
He probably wasn't going to be arguing with Spielberg, Allen or Sir Ken. But MA, sure he's a long-time producer, but his writing and directing experience was near-to-nil at this point.