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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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Like a Rolling Stone

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Being Hal Ashby

Nick Dawson

University Press of Kentucky

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 discusses the occupational hazards of this project for Ashby who overdosed before a show in Arizona. Though the film was completed it had limited box office success. This chapter also mentions Ashby's decision to edit the films Second Hand Hearts and Lookin' to Get Out himself.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, box office, The Rolling Stones, Let's Spend the Night Together, Second Hand Hearts, Lookin' to Get Out

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