Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pauline Kael Doesn't Generate Much Heat on the Library Shelves

Not in the South Central Library system anyway.

Mad About Her:  Pauline Kael, Loved and Loathed.  (The New York Times, 10/16/2011)

ExcerptThe longtime New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael didn’t just write about movies — she made it seem as if they were worth fighting about. Nearly 20 years after her retirement and a decade after her death, she remains an often polarizing figure. On Oct. 27, the Library of America will publish “The Age of Movies: Selected Writings of Pauline Kael,” followed four days later by the publication of “Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark,” a sometimes surprising biography by Brian Kellow, from Viking. A. O. Scott and Manohla Dargis discuss her work and its legacy.

My favorite Pauline Kael review is found here.   (Payment required to read the entire article.)

1 comment:

Gerard said...

I always disliked Pauline "If it's not French it's crap" Kael.