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When one considers the kings of cinema from the 1970s, there’s plenty of information out there to explore their creative viewpoints, personality disorders, and career ups and downs. We’re talking Scorsese, Friedkin, Coppola, and Altman, and even more mainstream masters like Lucas and Spielberg. But Hal Ashby? The man’s an enigma, even with books about his life on store shelves. He’s the one with perhaps the greatest run of iconic features, and there’s really no sense of the man who pushed those pictures through production. Director Amy Scott is hoping to change that perception with “Hal,” her cinematic journey through the life and times of Ashby. Scott comes armed with interview audio and correspondences, ready to deliver a portrait of the helmer that’s never really been seen, especially in recent years. With “Hal,” Scott captures the essence of the artist, creating an active, enlightening documentary in the process.  Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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