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Hal Ashby

Director, Actor

Harold and MaudeHarold and Maude (1970) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon
Much adored black comedy about a lonely teenager who befriends an old woman who shares his morbid fascination, among other interests. This cult hit…
Last Detail, TheLast Detail, The (1973) Recommended
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Jack Nicholson
Cleverly observed male–bonding yarn in which Jack Nicholson helps transport a fellow sailor to prison for a petty crime. He has three days to…
ShampooShampoo (1975) Recommended
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn
Edgy sex comedy set on Election eve of 1968 amongst the Californian clientele of hairdressing lothario Warren Beatty.
Bound for GloryBound for Glory (1976) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. David Carradine, Ronny Cox, Melinda Dillon
Superbly made biopic of folksinger Woody Guthrie, set during the tail–end of the Great Depression as Guthrie makes his way across dustbowl…
Coming HomeComing Home (1978)
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Jane Fonda, Jon Voight
A provocative weepie about the effects of the Vietnam war on the relatives at home. Jane Fonda involves herself with paraplegic veteran Jon Voight.
Being ThereBeing There (1980) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Peter Sellers
A middle–aged gardner, reared in solitude and exclusively educated through his television, is mistaken for a political genius. Profound and…
Rolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night TogetherRolling Stones - Let's Spend the Night Together (1982) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Mick Jagger
Above–average concert film of Brit rockers The Rolling Stones, which combines three individual concerts from their 1981 US tour and assorted…
8 Million Ways to Die8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Dir. Hal Ashby
Feat. Rosanna Arquette, Jeff Bridges
Late–career crime–thriller from dir. Ashby, lending his skills to the woozily–atmospheric tale of Florida cocaine deals gone wrong.…

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