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Your Favorite Hal Ashby Film Is...

The Landlord
1 (1.9%)
Harold and Maude
14 (26.9%)
The Last Detail
6 (11.5%)
Shampoo
0 (0%)
Bound for Glory
2 (3.8%)
Coming Home
0 (0%)
Being There
12 (23.1%)
Second-Hand Hearts
0 (0%)
Lookin' to Get Out
0 (0%)
The Slugger's Wife
0 (0%)
8 Million Ways to Die
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
14 (26.9%)
don't like any
3 (5.8%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 52

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2009, 03:44:00 PM »
Being There!
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2009, 04:08:17 PM »
I almost voted for The Landlord because I'm sure no one else will, I'm afraid no one else has seen it and it bears sight. However, I had to go with Being There.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2010, 01:12:52 PM »
1. Being There
2. Harold and Maude
3. The Last Detail


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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2010, 09:56:36 PM »
Being There
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2011, 07:24:43 PM »
One of my favorites...

1. Being There
2. Harold and Maude
3. Coming Home
4. The Last Detail
5. Shampoo
6. Bound for Glory
7. The Landlord
8. 8 Million Ways to Die
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2011, 10:07:29 AM »
For those who chose Never Seen A Hal Ashby Film, this blog artcile can give you some insight into this forgotten genius...

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/the_films_of_hal_ashby_a_retrospective/

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2011, 11:32:05 AM »
1. Bound for Glory
2. The Last Detail
3. Shampoo
4. Harold & Maude
5. Being There

6. Coming Home
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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2012, 12:02:19 AM »
1. Harold and Maude
2. The Last Detail
3. Being There

4. Coming Home
5. Let's Spend the Night Together
6. The Landlord
7. Bound For Glory
8. 8 Million Ways to Die

9. Shampoo
10. The Slugger's Wife
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2013, 10:24:30 AM »
Harold and Maude

Being There
Bound for Glory

   
Coming Home
The Last Detail
   
   
Shampoo
The Landlord
   

The Slugger's Wife

I just finished watching the Criterion re-mastering of Harold and Maude and it made me reassess my original rating. Being able to watch and listen to this outstanding film in a near pristine print and crystal clear audio was amazing. If you've only watched the washed out and muddled DVD from Paramount, then do yourself a favor and check out the Criterion. It's well worth the effort!

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Hal Ashby
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2013, 11:03:27 AM »
Ha, this is a great poll that I wish I could vote in. The run of films from Harold and Maude thru Coming Home were such cultural landmarks during my adolescence and teen years (like cover-of-Newsweek significant) that I'm amazed that (a) I've never seen any of them and (b) I didn't know they all came from the same guy. Especially since I'm now such a '70s fetishist. I did, however, see Being There in the theater when it came out and thought it was somewhere between cute and profound. Now I'm on a mission to fill in these gaps. Antares, that Criterion release sounds especially juicy.
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