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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


Coming Home

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/9780813125381.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Coming Home. When Jane Fonda offered Ashby to direct the film he immediately made it his own by bringing in his writers and editors and ... More


Which Way to Eden?

Warren G. Rochelle

in Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyses the relationship between myth and the science fiction genre in terms of the concept of utopia. It also explores Ursula K. Le Guin's utopian concepts, focusing on her work Always ... More


Vietnam Memories Through Film

Robert D. Schulzinger

in A Time for Peace: The Legacy of the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195365924
eISBN:
9780199851966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365924.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Vietnam War became the setting for more than 400 movies, documentaries, and TV series from the 1960s to the first years of the twenty-first century. Many of these Vietnam-era films explored ... More


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


American Romantic/Pragmatic Rhetoric

Warren G. Rochelle

in Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238768
eISBN:
9781781380505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238768.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter points out that Ursula K. Le Guin uses imaginative fiction as a rhetorical medium that persuades readers of the efficacy of community. It notes that she has illustrated different modes ... More


After Abolition: Metaphors of Slavery in the Political History of the Gambia

Alice Bellagamba

in Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311994
eISBN:
9781846315640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311994.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores how internal historical slavery is almost entirely silenced in the Gambia and how this ‘silencing’ parallels slavery's metaphorical extension to the experience of poverty and ... More


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