The Last Movie

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 Movie

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This chapter examines the conflict between Hal Ashby and Producers Sales Organization (PSO) over the film 8 Million Ways to Die. It discusses the PSO's confiscation of the footage from Bob Lawrence and Ashby to have the editing done by new editors. It also describes the legal battle that followed after PSO decided to dismiss Ashby from the editing job. It also highlights some of the misguided editorial choices that could have been improved by Ashby.

Keywords: Hal Ashby; Producers Sales Organization; 8 Million Ways to Die; Bob Lawrence; film editing; legal battle

Chapter.  3487 words. 

Subjects: Film

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