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2015-06-03 06:19:47 UTC
The Last Detail is the last detail.

2015-06-03 06:22:21 UTC
2015-06-03 08:00:13 UTC
About Luana Anders excellent article. Anders talked Nicolson into acting classes with her. Robert Altman credited his career to her. Friends with Coppola. Big Hal Ashby connection as well.

2015-06-03 09:30:28 UTC
Of course I failed to mention the Patrick Magee connection.
2015-07-02 04:27:58 UTC
Hi everyone,
Was just watching Hal Ashby's "Being There," with Peter Sellers, and thought
I'd bring it up to the group. Besides being a great work (IMO) in it's own
right -- and certainly one of Ashby's two or three greatest films (From a
director whose work is far too often neglected these days -- not a single Ashby
film, not "Last Detail," "Bound for Glory," "Harold and Maude," was on the
recent A.F.I. 100 Best List), it also has several interesting
connections/homages to Kubrick's work: The casting of Peter Sellers, in
probably one of his best performances since "Dr. Strangelove" and "Lolita"; a
scene in the first half hour is a pretty obvious homage to "2001," with the
music "Also Sprach Zarathustra" and some very "Kubrickian" camera angles.
On a deeper level, in shares with Kubrick's work -- especially "Strangelove,"
his only overt political satire -- an ability to say a lot of things without
looking like it's trying to make a point. More recently, it was compared to
Peter Weir's "The Truman Show" (Discussed a bit in a thread a week or so ago),
although that film seems to be more in line with the themes and obsessions
common to all of Weir's films -- the individual's place in society, a person's
status in a world he did not create. To the contrary, "Being There" is about
those themes and more: the gullability of politicians and the general public to
mindless platitudes ("Spring is a time for planting!" always has me laughing)
and our willingness to believe what we see.
Ashby himself deserves some comparison to Kubrick: Both filmmakers produced a
small body of work (Shortened, sadly, in both cases by death) and both tackled
a wide variety of genres and styles while still retaining their own unique
unifying vision. You might even go so far as to compare...
The Last Detail=Full Metal Jacket
Coming Home=Paths of Glory
Being There=Dr. Strangelove
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