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Being Hal AshbyLife of a Hollywood Rebel$
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Nick Dawson

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813125381

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.001.0001

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Being There

Being There

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(p.216) 18 Being There
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Being Hal Ashby
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Nick Dawson

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0019

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 style and work attitude. This chapter explains that while Ashby was shooting Being There, United Artists had been enthusiastically publicizing Coming Home in the buildup to awards season. The film won several Academy Awards including Best Director for Ashby.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, Being There, Coming Home, United Artists, Academy Awards, Best Director

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