Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780813125381
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135267 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the events that led Hal Ashby to direct the film The Last Detail. During the pre-production of Three Cornered Circle, actor Jack Nicholson told Ashby about his upcoming film The Last Detail. Nicholson recommended to producer Gerry Ayres to bring in Ashby to direct the film. This film was a clear step up for Ashby. He had his biggest budget yet at $2.6 million and salary of $95,000.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; The Last Detail; Three Cornered Circle; Jack Nicholson; film budget; salary; Gerry Ayres

Chapter.  2999 words. 

Subjects: Film

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