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Hal (Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story) (2018)

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Amy Scott Amy Scott

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Allison Anders Allison Anders
Judd Apatow Judd Apatow
Hal Ashby Hal Ashby
Beau Bridges Beau Bridges
Jeff Bridges Jeff Bridges
Lisa Cholodenko Lisa Cholodenko
Caleb Deschanel Caleb Deschanel


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Between 1970 and 1979, the films of Hal Ashby collected seven Academy Awards and 24 Academy Award nominations. He was a major player in the so called "New Hollywood" era of the '70s, and his strident rebelliousness in the face of the Hollywood studio system set the course for an utterly original body of work. But as that era came to a close, Ashby's star faded. The '80s were to usher in a corporate era of filmmaking, and Ashby's story became a cautionary tale. Hal is a feature length documentary film that examines the life and work of director Hal Ashby within the changing landscape of American Cinema.
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"Director - Amy Scott About - Hal Ashby’s obsessive genius led to an unprecedented string of Oscar®-winning classics, including Harold and Maude, Shampoo and Being There. But as contemporaries Coppola, Scorsese and Spielberg rose to blockbuster stardom in the 1980s, Ashby’s uncompromising nature played out as a cautionary tale of art versus commerce."

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