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Ashby, Hal

Works: 170 works in 812 publications in 6 languages and 16,497 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Dark comedy films  Crime films  Satirical films  Biographical films  Buddy films  Road films 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Performer, fmd, Other, Film editor, Creator, adi, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hal Ashby
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

80 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circumstances propel a feeble-minded gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, into becoming adviser to a powerful but dying tycoon
Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

86 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black comedy about a rich, disturbed, young man, fascinated with death and funerals, who has an affair and a series of adventures with an eccentric and independent 80-year-old woman
Coming Home by MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

66 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set against the social upheaval of the Vietnam war. While Sally's husband is serving in Vietnam, she becomes involved with a veteran of the war, a paraplegic at a San Diego veterans hospital
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
In the heat of the night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder
Bound for glory by R. C Sproul( Visual )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1936 Woody Guthrie leaves Texas and heads to California looking for work. He meets hobos, migrant workers and people down on their luck, and begins his career as a folk singer
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

51 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time
The Cincinnati Kid by Norman Jewison( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kid thinks he's the best 5-card stud player in town, but The Man has never been beaten. It is therefore inevitable that they go head-on, and what a game it will be: a non-stop, stud poker duel-to-the-death to decide who will be the reigning king of the New Orleans gambling world
Harold and Maude( Visual )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Countercultural director Hal Ashby tells the story of the emotional and romantic bond between a death-obsessed young man from a wealthy family and a devil-may-care, bohemian octogenarian. Equal parts gallows humor and romantic innocence, Harold and Maude dissolves the line between darkness and light along with the ones that separate people by class, gender, and age. The cult classic of its era, featuring indelible performances and a soundtrack by Cat Stevens
The landlord( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social satire about a wealthy young man (Bridges) who leaves his family's estate in Long Island to pursue love in a Brooklyn ghetto
The Rolling Stones : Let's spend the night together by Rolling Stones( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the Rolling Stones' 1981 U.S. tour. The tenth tour of the Rolling Stones and one of the most ambitious musical presentations of all time, Let's Spend the Night Together, began on September 25, 1981, at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, and ended on December 19 in the Hampton Coliseum. Mick Jagger, Keith Richard, Ron Wood, Bill Wyman and Charlie Waters viewed by an audience of more than 90,000 fans per show. In total, more than two million people witnessed their success. Managed by the experienced Hal Ashby (Coming Home), the Stones hired him exclusively to document every second of their presentations. The result is one of the most spectacular musical concerts of all time, inspiring the megashows made in stadiums nowadays. Unprecedented in Brazil, this DVD shows the Stones' lavish musicality and songs that redefined the whole concept of rock and roll
Shampoo( Visual )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shampoo gives us a day in the life of George (Warren Beatty), a Beverly Hills hairdresser and lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers--played brilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant (in an Oscar-winning performance). Beatty dreamed up the project, cowrote the script with Robert Towne, and enlisted Hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade"--Container
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
The slugger's wife by Hal Ashby( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage between an Atlanta Braves outfielder and a rock singer suddenly turns sour when their individual careers force them to make some tough choices
Lookin' to get out!( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex has had a good day at the track, a bad night at the poker game and he'll have a worse time if the guys he owes catch up with him. Alex and go-along pal Jerry split for Las Vegas where Lady Luck and their wits will give them the cash they need
Let's spend the night together by Hal Ashby( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rolling Stones' 1981 U.S. tour filmed at Sun Devil Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona and at the Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey
Harold und Maude( Visual )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Film ist Kult, die Story über eines der ungleichsten Filmpaare weltberühmt. Harold und Maude widerlegen alles, was man je über Filmpaare gesehen oder gewusst hat. Bud Cort ist Harold, ein junger, wohlstandsübersättigter Mann mit einer morbiden Faszination für den Tod. Ruth Gordon ist Maude, eine wundervolle alte Exzentrikerin, die allem im Leben etwas Positives abgewinnt und es in vollen Zügen geniesst. Hal Ashby (Coming Home, Being There) führte die Regie nach Colin Higgins' (Foul Play) erstem Drehbuch. Dat Stevens komponierte die Musik für diesen liebenswerten Film voll abgründiger Komik, der beweist, dass Liebe keine Grenzen kennt. Ein absoluter Klassiker!
Harold e Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

20 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D'après C. HIGGINS, scé.C. HIGGINS, mus. C. STEVENS/Int. B. CORT/R. GORDON/C. CUSACK/V. PICKLES/C. TYNER ... Un jeune homme issu d'une famille aisée, fasciné par la mort, redécouvre la vie auprès d'une vieille dame bohème et espiègle ... Un film culte original et émouvant
In the heat of the night : 40th anniversary collector's edition( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black homicide expert is asked to help solve the murder of a wealthy businessman in a small town
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Coming HomeBound for gloryShampooThe slugger's wifeLookin' to get out!Harold und MaudeBeing Hal Ashby : life of a Hollywood rebel
Alternative Names
Ashby, Hal William.

Ashby Halas

Ashby, William Hal

Ashby, William Hal 1929-1988

Ashby, Wm. Hal

Hal Ashby Amerikaans filmregisseur

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Hal Ashby cinéaste américain

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Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Filmeditor

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Гел Ешбі

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האל אשבי

هال آشبي

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애쉬비, 할 1929-1988