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8 Million Ways to Die

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/9780813125381.003.0025
8 Million Ways to Die

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This chapter examines Hal Ashby's directorial job for the film 8 Million Ways to Die. This film was based on two crime novels by Lawrence Block and the script was written by Oliver Stone. This chapter discusses the problems in getting Ashby to direct the film, including his disagreement with Producers Sales Organization (PSO) about the film's budget. The conflict became intense as the production progressed and PSO executives directed their complaints to the Directors Guild of America (DGA).

Keywords: Hal Ashby; 8 Million Ways to Die; Lawrence Block; Oliver stone; Producers Sales Organization; Directors Guild of America

Chapter.  7645 words. 

Subjects: Film

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