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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


Los Angeles

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/9780813125381.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Hal Ashby in “making a fresh start” in Los Angeles, California. For a few months, Ashby drifted around, doing jobs here and there, and reading whenever ... More


The Slugger's Wife

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/9780813125381.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film The Slugger's Wife. This film was produced by Ray Stark, written by Neil Simon and starred Michael O'Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay and Randy ... More


8 Million Ways to Die

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/9780813125381.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film 8 Million Ways to Die. This film was based on two crime novels by Lawrence Block and the script was written by Oliver Stone. This ... More


Shampoo

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/9780813125381.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Shampoo. Ashby came to know about this film through his friendship with Jack Nicholson who introduced him to the film's producer and ... More


Do Not Go Gentle

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/9780813125381.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Hal Ashby's battle with cancer of the pancreas. Ashby's doctors recommended an aggressive treatment beginning with surgery, but he refused. When he returned home, Ashby's blood ... More


The Artist as a Young Man

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/9780813125381.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the teenage years of Hal Ashby. During this period, Ashby's rebellious side was becoming too dominant, partly because of the impact of his father's death. At the beginning of ... More


The Director

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/9780813125381.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the developments in the professional career and personal life of Hal Ashby in 1969. This year marks the directorial debut of Ashby for The Landlord. This chapter describes ... More


Harold and Maude

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/9780813125381.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's second directorial assignment in Harold and Maude. It discusses Ashby's directorial style and the deterioration in his relationship with Joan Marshall. Though it is ... More


Glory Bound

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/9780813125381.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the box office performance of Hal Ashby's film Shampoo. The film earned a total of $22 million and was nominated for four Academy Awards but only won one for actor Lee Grant's ... 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


Lookin’ to Get Out

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/9780813125381.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Lookin' to Get Out. It explains the storyline of the film which starred Jon Voight, Ann-Margret and Burt Young. The film cost $7 million ... More


Doors Open …

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/9780813125381.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the entry of Hal Ashby to the field of film editing. During the 1955 shooting of the film The Naked Hills, his friend Bill Otto took him along to watch. Determined to make the ... More


The Family Man

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/9780813125381.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the life of Hal Ashby as a family man. He met Shirley Citron in 1962 and fell in love with her, though she was already pregnant then with another man. Citron gave birth on June ... 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


Enter Hal

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/9780813125381.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides information on Hal Ashby's personal and family background. Ashby was born on September 2, 1929 in Ogden, Utah. He was the fourth child of James Ashby and Eileen Hetzler. Ashby ... More


Starting Over

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/9780813125381.003.0027
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's decision to start over and make a fresh start. The 1980s had been a challenging decade for Ashby. He had four films taken away from him in the editing room and then ... More


The Last Detail

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/9780813125381.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film The Last Detail. It describes Ashby's directorial style, his relationship with the cast including Jack Nicholson and Randy Quaid and the ... More


Like a Rolling Stone

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/9780813125381.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the Let's Spend the Night Together, a live concert film documenting the 1981 North American tour of the rock band The Rolling Stones. It ... 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


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