Double Feature

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:
Double Feature

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This chapter examines the issues surrounding the Hal Ashby's next directorial assignment Being There. It discusses Ashby's concerns about Lorimar and his enthusiasm for the story of the film which he called “our favorite film to be.” It also describes the shooting location and Lorimar's budget for the film. The film starred Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine and Melvyn Douglas.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; Being There; Lorimar; shooting location; Peter Sellers; Shirley MacLaine; Melvyn Douglas

Chapter.  7445 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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