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Being There

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Being There. It describes Ashby's directorial approach to the film, his relationship with the cast and the cast's opinion about his ... More


Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Nick Dawson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hal Ashby (1929–1988) was always an outsider, and as a director he brought an outsider's perspective to Hollywood cinema. After moving to California from a Mormon household in Utah, he created ... More


Double Feature

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the issues surrounding the Hal Ashby's next directorial assignment Being There. It discusses Ashby's concerns about Lorimar and his enthusiasm for the story of the film which he ... More


Post-Modern Wild Children, Falling Towers, and the Counter-Linguistic Turn

James Berger

in The Disarticulate: Language, Disability, and the Narratives of Modernity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814708460
eISBN:
9780814708330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814708460.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter expands the discussion on the problematics of the critique of a totalizing modern social-symbolic order by turning to the novels of Paul Auster, Jerzi Kosinski, and Don DeLillo. Their ... More


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