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 Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Shampoo. Ashby came to know about this film through his friendship with Jack Nicholson who introduced him to the film's producer and lead actor Warren Beatty. The chapter describes Ashby's directorial style, his relationship with the cast and the cast's observations about his work attitude. It also discusses the critics' review of the film.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; Shampoo; film director; Jack Nicholson; Warren Beatty; cast; critics

Chapter.  5413 words. 

Subjects: Film

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