Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy birthday, film critic Pauline Kael

It is the birthday of film critic Pauline Kael (1919), who is credited with transforming the art of mainstream movie reviews with biographical details, passion, wit, and often polarizing opinions. She fostered the notion that film could be an art form. She wrote for The New Yorker magazine for 23 years. Among her books about criticism and the movies are, I Lost It at the Movies (1965), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968), Going Steady (1969), Deeper into Movies (1973), Reeling (1976), When the Lights Go Down (1980), 5001 Nights at the Movies (1982), Movie Love (1991), and Raising Kane, and other essays (1996).

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