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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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The Last Movie

The Last Movie

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Being Hal Ashby

Nick Dawson

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter examines the conflict between Hal Ashby and Producers Sales Organization (PSO) over the film 8 Million Ways to Die. It discusses the PSO's confiscation of the footage from Bob Lawrence and Ashby to have the editing done by new editors. It also describes the legal battle that followed after PSO decided to dismiss Ashby from the editing job. It also highlights some of the misguided editorial choices that could have been improved by Ashby.

Keywords:   Hal Ashby, Producers Sales Organization, 8 Million Ways to Die, Bob Lawrence, film editing, legal battle

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