WorldCat Identities

Ashby, Hal

Works: 164 works in 696 publications in 7 languages and 15,744 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Dark comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Biographical films  Historical films  Interviews  Satirical films 
Roles: Director, Author, Restager , Performer, Film editor, fmd, Contributor, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hal Ashby
Harold and Maude by Hal Ashby( Visual )

127 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,765 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
Being there by Hal Ashby( Visual )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,291 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
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,236 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
Coming Home by MGM/UA Home Video (Firm)( Visual )

73 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,334 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
Bound for glory( Visual )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 811 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 )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 747 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 )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 585 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 Undetermined and English and held by 568 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
The landlord( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 140 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
Gui lai = Coming home by Yimou Zhang( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 70 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 )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 54 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
Directing : learn from the masters by Tay Garnett( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gielgud, Samuel Fuller on the inter-relationship between cinema and the newspaper world, Howard Hawks on the making of To Have and Have Not, George Roy Hill on The Sting, and Fred Zinnemann on Floyd Crosby's photography of High Noon
Let's spend the night together( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 28 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
Let's spend the night together by Hal Ashby( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the Rolling Stones in performance from 3 concerts. Features 25 songs
4 movie collection : Hero ; The slugger's wife ; Crazy in Alabama ; I'll do anything( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crazy in Alabama : Antonio Banderas' directorial debut opens in the sweltering summer of 1965, and everyone in Alabama has gone completely crazy, especially 12-year-old Peejoe's glamorous Aunt Lucille. Deciding not to let her abusive husband stand in the way of her dreams of television stardom, she gets rid of him in a most unusual way and leaves Peejoe with lots of questions and an explosive secret
4 movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last detail: Two hard -boiled career petty officers, Buddusky and Mulhall, are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows, from a Virgina naval base to a New Hampshire naval prison to serve an eight-year sentence for a trivial offense. Buddusky and Mulhall take a liking to Meadows and are determined to show him a good time on their journey north. their escapades begin in Washington where they narrowly escape a bar fight, then get blind drunk in their hotel room. In New York, they tangle with some Marines, and in Boston, Buddusky takes Meadows to a brothel for his first intimate experience. finally, after reluctantly turning in Meadows, Buddusky and Mulhall realize they are as much prisoners of their own world as Meadows is of his
Harold e Maude( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trama: Harold è un diciassettenne eccentrico: di ricca famiglia, senza padre e con una madre fredda e incapace di relazionarsi con lui, passa il tempo inscenando suicidi o assistendo a funerali di sconosciuti. Dimostra di avere un brillante intelletto, ma lo utilizza in modo macabro. Ad aumentarne l'aspetto lugubre si aggiungono i vestiti neri, la carnagione pallida e la sua macchina, un carro funebre. Un giorno, ad un funerale, Harold incontra un'ottantenne piccola e vispa, anche lei "appassionata" di esequie, ma per la ragione opposta: la fanno sentire viva. Maude - questo il suo nome - è forse ancora più stravagante di Harold: ruba le macchine per divertimento, posa nuda per uno scultore, colleziona nella sua casa i più insoliti oggetti. Tra i due si instaura una relazione di intima amicizia che si trasforma, poco per volta, in una storia d'amore. Harold ammira di Maude la curiosa vitalità, la voglia di lasciare un'impronta sul mondo, Maude apprezza del ragazzo la raffinata intelligenza. Intanto la madre, convinta che Harold possa guarire dalle sue fissazioni solo sposandosi, invita a casa alcune ragazze-bene della città nella speranza che il figlio si innamori di una di loro. L'accoglienza di Harold è a dir poco ostile: davanti alle coetanee egli simula assassini, suicidi, sanguinose amputazioni di arti. Le sue attenzioni, invece, sono rivolte totalmente a Maude: grazie a lei impara a divertirsi, ad apprezzare il lato bello del mondo, a ridere e scherzare. Un giorno, Maude decide che è venuto il momento di togliersi la vita come estremo segno di libertà. Harold assiste impotente e terrorizzato al gesto della donna, vorrebbe imitarla, ma comprende che è un altro l'insegnamento che l'anziana donna gli ha lasciato in eredità: la consapevolezza che vale la pena vivere la propria vita fino alla vecchiaia
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Coming Home
Alternative Names
Ashby, Hal William.

Ashby, William Hal

Ashby, William Hal 1929-1988

Ashby, Wm. Hal

Hal Ashby Amerikaans filmregisseur

Hal Ashby Amerikaans filmregisseur en filmeditor

Hal Ashby cinéaste américain

Hal Ashby director de cine estadounidense

Hal Ashby regista statunitense

Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur

Hal Ashby US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Filmeditor

Гел Ешбі

Хэл Эшби

האל אשבי

هال آشبي

هال اشبی تدوینگر، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

ჰელ ეშბი

애쉬비, 할 1929-1988



Being thereComing HomeBound for gloryShampooThe slugger's wifeLookin' to get out!Hal Ashby : interviews