Hal Ashby

02.09.1929, Ogden - 27.12.1988, Malibu


Ashby began his career as assistant editor and gradually advanced to become a director. He directed his first film The Landlord in 1970, and afterwards made Harold and Maude (1971), The Last Detail (1973), Shampoo (1975), Bound for Glory (1976) and Coming Home (1978).


Films by this director

Being There

(USA, West Germany, 1979)

Directed by: Hal Ashby
PHOTOGRAPHY: Caleb Deschanel

Chance, a gardener, lives in Washington within the walls of a huge estate, owned by his employer. He knows nothing about the world outside, except for what he sees on television. When his employer dies one day, Chance puts on a fancy suit, and armed with a TV remote, goes to the Washington streets for the first time in his life. He finally meets the outside world… This film is based on the novel by Jerzy Kosinski. It is imbued with black humor and witty comments about the American way...

color, 130'

The Last Detail

(USA, 1973)

Directed by: Hal Ashby
PHOTOGRAPHY: Michael Chapman

Početkom zime dvojica pripadnika američke mornarice, Billy Buddusky i Richard Mulhall, dobivaju zadatak da privedu 18-godišnjeg mornara Larryja Meadowsa u mornarički zatvor, na izdržavanje kazne. Meadows je nečasno otpušten iz mornarice i osuđen na osam godina robije zbog krađe 40 dolara iz dobročiniteljskog fonda koji vodi supruga prestižnog mornaričkog časnika. Buddusky i Mulhall imaju rok od tjedan dana da izvrše zadatak, a kad upoznaju Meadowsa i shvate da je kompulzivni...

color, 104'
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