Chapter

Being There

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0019
Being There

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This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film Being There. It describes Ashby's directorial approach to the film, his relationship with the cast and the cast's opinion about his style and work attitude. This chapter explains that while Ashby was shooting Being There, United Artists had been enthusiastically publicizing Coming Home in the buildup to awards season. The film won several Academy Awards including Best Director for Ashby.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; Being There; Coming Home; United Artists; Academy Awards; Best Director

Chapter.  4681 words. 

Subjects: Film

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