Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel
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This is a book that our friend Nick Dawson wrote about the man, the myth, the legendary Hal Ashby. It is made out of paper, which is really nice because it will come in a box and not attached to an email.
Since Nick wrote the book it's unfair to give an unauthorized synopsis, so here is the official description:
In Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel, author Nick Dawson for the first time tells the story of a man whose thoughtful and challenging body of work continues to influence modern filmmakers and whose life was as dramatic and unconventional as his films. Ashby began his career as an editor, and it did not take long for his talents to be recognized. He won an Academy Award in 1967 for editing In the Heat of the Night and leveraged his success as an editor to pursue his true passion: directing. Crafting seminal films that steered clear of mainstream conventions yet attracted both popular and critical praise, Ashby became one of the quintessential directors of the 1970s New Hollywood movement.