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Watch: Trailer For Indiegogo Doc 'Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story' With John C. Reilly, Jane Fonda & More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • May 20, 2014 12:32 PM
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Hal Ashby The Last Detail
Hal Ashby—the director of “Harold and Maude,” “Shampoo,” “Being There,” “Bound for Glory” and a host of other low-level classics—is one of those people who's now famous for not being especially famous: he is frequently sung about as someone who is unsung. We did the very same a few years back with this retrospective, and now director Amy Scott is looking to bring him further into the spotlight with a documentary about his life and work. She also has the approval of Ashby's estate (he died in 1988) with access to his archives, but what she doesn't have is funding, which is where you come in.

Read: Complete Screenplay For Unfinished Orson Welles Movie 'The Dreamers'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2013 5:44 PM
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Perhaps more than any other legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles' career is at least partially defined by the numerous shipwrecks his movies in the years after "Citizen Kane" endured. From the tragically lost ending to "The Magnificent Ambersons," the wildly recut "Touch Of Evil" and various incomplete, half started, partially realized features, the myth of the movies Welles never got to make grew almost as large as the man himself. Well, today brings with it a peek at yet another project that withered on the vine...

Watch: Rare 1984 Neil Young Concert Movie 'Solo Trans' Directed By Hal Ashby

  • By Ben Brock
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  • June 6, 2013 10:22 AM
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Here's an oddity for you oddballs: “Solo Trans," a 1984 Neil Young concert-film-cum-sketch-show that was only ever released on LaserDisc, but has recently found its way onto YouTube.

10 Films To Check Out In Amazon's New 'Never Before On DVD' Section

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • May 27, 2012 10:15 AM
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Taking a page from the successful programs that Warner Bros. and other studios have launched, Amazon has unveiled their “Never Before on DVD” store, which will make DVD copies of films and television shows that have not yet made the leap to home video.

The Films Of Hal Ashby: A Retrospective

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 6, 2011 6:55 AM
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Hal Ashby
Laid-back, doobie-inclined, scruffy and shooting from the hip mavericks: while many of his peers went on to much greater success in the 1970s -- Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Francis Ford Coppola, Dennis Hopper, George Lucas, etc. -- perhaps no one director typfies the groovy, uber-chill Easy Riders and Raging Bulls generation of filmmakers more than Hal Ashby.

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