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Hal Ashby and the New Hollywood Establishment

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Seventies Hollywood represents an era of transformation, innovation, and experimentation in film culture that marks it as an anomaly in the history of American studio production. There is little disagreement about this. For example, Lester...

Final Thoughts: Rethinking New Hollywood as a Cinema of Multiple-Authorship

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Chapter 5 repeatedly refers to Being There’s walking-on-water sequence as the ending of the film. However, while this sequence does conclude the fictional narrative, it is not the end of the actual film. The president’s final line—“Life...

Authorship, Narrative, and Themes

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...The marginal protagonist Thomas Elsaesser, in the title of his 1975 essay on New Hollywood, uses the term “unmotivated hero,” claiming that “the significant feature of this new cinema is that it makes an issue of the motives—or lack...

Authorship, Form, and Style

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Editing That Ashby spent ten years as an editor before he directed his first film is well known and often serves as a secondary topic in discussions about his career. However, what attention is paid him mostly concerns his career...

Being There: A Case Study

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Production background Being There (1979) was a coproduction of Lorimar, Northstar International, and Universal Pictures. Northstar International was a film production company formed by Ashby and Andy Braunsberg in January 1978. After...

Auteurs and the New Hollywood Canon

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...As a Hollywood film director, Hal Ashby is certainly not unique in having been marginalized by the very system that was benefitting from his work and creativity. Hollywood history abounds with the stories of directors and other talents who...

Introduction

Aaron Hunter

Aaron Hunter lectures in the Department of Media Studies at Maynooth University in Ireland. His interests include authorship in film and television, sound and music in film, and Hungarian cinema. His articles have appeared in Alphaville and the Journal of Film and Video. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Authoring Hal Ashby : The Myth of the New Hollywood Auteur

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...The New Hollywood era of American cinema is so intimately wedded to a particular set of films that the mere mention of a few titles can bring to mind a raft of associations related to theme, tone, and style. The French Connection...