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Pauline Kael

American film critic

1919   -   2001

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of California, Berkeley
occupation: film critic, writer, journalist
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, National Book Award, George Polk Award, Crystal Award

Pauline Kael (; June 19, 1919 – September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused" reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries. She was one of the most influential American film critics of her era.She left a lasting impression on several prominent film critics. Roger Ebert argued in an obituary that Kael "had a more positive influence on the climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three decades." Kael, he said, "had no theory, no rules, no guidelines, no objective standards. You couldn't apply her 'approach' to a film. With her it was all personal." Owen Gleiberman said she "was more than a great critic. She reinvented the form, and pioneered an entire aesthetic of writing."
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When the Lights Go Down

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1980

5001 Nights at the Movies

author: Pauline Kael

Deeper into Movies

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1973

Going Steady

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1969

Hooked

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1989

I Lost It at the Movies

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1965

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1968

Reeling

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1976

State of the Art

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1987

Movie Love

book by Pauline Kael

author: Pauline Kael

1991

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