I Lost it at the Movies by Pauline Kael
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I Lost it at the Movies
By Pauline Kael

I Lost it at the Movies

Film Writings, 1954-65 New edition

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I Lost it at the Movies by Pauline Kael

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A compilation of film reviews and commentary by film critic Pauline Kael covering her 1954 to 1965 writings. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714529752
ISBN-10: 0714529753
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Reviews

US Kirkus Review » Pauline Kael is a polemical writer engaged in a lover's quarrel with films. Her reviews come to us almost like dispatches from the front lines; everything seems typed out under fire. Now she's slamming her colleagues (and they can be intellectuals like Dwight MacDonald, institutionalized fuddy-duddies like Bosley Crowther, or those cute, cocktail party moralists of Time). Next she's deflating the "arty," the pondersome and fashionable (this on the N.Y. Film Festival: "I've never seen so many people sleeping through movies as at Lincoln Center; no wonder there is talk of 'cinema' achieving the social status of opera"). Hollywood is called "canned Americana," Kracauer's social-realist theories are majestically torn limb from limb, the poor pop-culture addicts of the so-called New American Cinema get it every which way (Are they perhaps "making a comment on our civilization by the suggestion that trash is the true film art?"). Does this irrepressible dreadnought like anything? Yes, quite a bit: e.g. Griffith, Renoir, Kurosawa, Ray, Singin' in the Rain, L'Aventura, Shoeshine. Are contradictions involved? Indeed: she salutes the slam-bang surrealism of Shoot the Piano Player, but not the anarchic stylizations of Resnais or 8?? she reads too much into too little (as in Jules and Jim); she misses the point of the later Bergman; at times her reasoning is delinquently flippant. But whatever her faults, her virtues predominate. Never dull, blazingly personal, provokingly penetrating, awfully funny, her collection may well do for film criticism what Mary McCarthy's Sights and Spectacles achieved in the theatre. Miss Kael is a "find." (Kirkus Reviews)


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