The Last Detail

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:
The Last Detail

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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 cast's observations about Ashby's work attitude. The film grossed $4 million at the box office but everyone knew it could have earned more. This chapter also mentions the death of Ashby's mother on November 9, 1973.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; The Last Detail; film director; Jack Nicholson; Randy Quaid; mother; death

Chapter.  4880 words. 

Subjects: Film

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