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Kael, Pauline

Works: 181 works in 639 publications in 5 languages and 21,066 library holdings
Genres: Reviews  History  Motion pictures  Drama  Interviews  Historical films  Reference works  Documentary films  Coming-of-age films  War films 
Roles: Author, Reviewer, Interviewee, Commentator, Other, Speaker, Writer of accompanying material, Contributor, Editor, Correspondent
Classifications: PN1995, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Pauline Kael
Kiss kiss bang bang by Pauline Kael( Book )

45 editions published between 1965 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

5001 nights at the movies : a guide from A to Z by Pauline Kael( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie reviews arranged alphabetically by title
I lost it at the movies by Pauline Kael( Book )

39 editions published between 1954 and 2007 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses films such as On the waterfront, East of Eden, Blackboard jungle, Room at the top, Look back in anger, The entertainer, Sons and lovers, Saturday night and Sunday morning, Hud, The earrings of Madame de ..., The golden coach, Smiles of a summer night, La grande illusion, Forbidden games, Shoeshine, Beggar's opera, The seven samurai, Breathless, The cousins, West Side story, L'Avventura, One, two, three, The mark, Kagi, The innocents, A view from the bridge, The day the earth caught fire, La Notte, Last year at Marienbad, La dolce vita, A taste of honey, Victim, Lolita, Shoot the piano player, Jules and Jim, Adventures of a young man, Fires on the plain, Billy Budd, Yojimbo, Devi, 8 1/2, and others
Deeper into movies by Pauline Kael( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The celebrated movie critic voices her opinions on a host of recent American and foreign films that have graced the screen
When the Lights Go Down by Pauline Kael( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going steady by Pauline Kael( Book )

29 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews movies such as China is near, Wild 90, How to save a marriage--and ruin your life, Sebastian, Poor cow, The fox, Planet of the apes, Sweet November, Doctor Faustus, Intolerance, Charlie Bubbles, The two of us, Bye bye Braverman, The good, the bad and the ugly, A matter of innocence, We still kill the old way, The secret war of Harry Frigg, 30 is a dangerous age, Cynthia, Here we go round the mulberry bush, The producers, Up the junction, A midsummer night's dream, Benjamin, No way to treat a lady, La Chinoise, Funny girl, Weekend, The charge of the light brigade, Les biches, You are what you eat, Duffy, Charly, Romeo and Juliet, I love you, Alice B. Toklas, Finian's rainbow, The subject was roses, Star!, Bullitt, The Boston strangler, Pretty poison, Secret ceremony, Barbarella, The lion in winter, The shoes of the fisherman, The split, Head, Yellow Submarine, Joanna, Faces, Oliver!, The killing of Sister George, The fixer, The girl on a motorcyle, A flea in her ear, The magus, The birthday party, Greetings, Shame, Ice station zebra, Candy, Chitty chitty bang bang, The sea gull, The night they raided Minsky's, The sergeant, The brotherhood, The stalking moon, Simon of the desert, Model shop, Mayerling, Hell in the Pacific, Stolen kisses, Three in the attic, The night of the following day, If ..., and The prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Reeling by Pauline Kael( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking it all in by Pauline Kael( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Blurb: Taking It All In is the seventh collection of Pauline Kael's movie reviews, and it maintains the high standard she set for herself almost twenty years ago in I Lost it at the Movies and has held to in each of its memorable successors: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Going Steady, Deeper into Movies, Reeling, and When the Lights Go Down. From its title, which sums up in a phrase the Kael way of seeing and writing about movies, to its concluding pieces, a sympathetic and evocative consideration of Ingmar Bergman's Fanny and Alexander, this newest volume is potent evidence of Pauline Kael's enthusiasm, discrimination, wit, and famous style. Taking It All In, following the weekly pattern of The New Yorker where all the pieces first appeared, runs from June 1980 to June 1983, and brings to life some 150 films-The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Mommie Dearest, Reds, Tootsie, The Stunt Man, Gandhi, Sophie's Choice, Diva, Diner, Return of the Jedi. Very early in the book there is a piece entitled "Why Are Movies So Bad?"; it provides a devastating answer. Yet, as Kael is quick to point out, good movies are still being made. She herself is adept at discovering them, and when she does, she writes about them with a sense of celebration. Taking It All In takes its proper place alongside Pauline Kael's other collections. Together the seven volumes represent an achievement without parallel in movie criticism-a record of two decades of regular movie-going, kept by a critic of exceptional sensibility and knowledge. The voice, though often imitated, remains inimitable; the pleasure for the reader, encountering it again, remains unconfined
State of the art by Pauline Kael( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For keeps by Pauline Kael( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of movie reviews done over the last thirty years by Pauline Kael
Hooked by Pauline Kael( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of movies : selected writings of Pauline Kael by Pauline Kael( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of signature writings by the former "The New Yorker" critic offers insight into her ability to capture cinematic details and includes appraisals of such works as "Bonnie and Clyde", "The Godfather", and "Last Tango in Paris."
Movie love : complete reviews 1988-1991 by Pauline Kael( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacombe, Lucien by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a peasant boy in Vichy France, as he chooses between either becoming a Resistance member or a Gestapo recruit while becoming involved with a young Jewish girl
Raising Kane by Pauline Kael( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1971 by Secker and Warburg, 2002 reprint by Methuen for Sight and Sound
Blow out( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack is a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of Sally, a possible eyewitness to the crime who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth. With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, this is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on the act of movie making
La batalla de Chile : la lucha de un pueblo sin armas = The battle of Chile : the struggle of an unarmed people( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La batalla de Chile : "On September 11, 1973, President Salvador Allende's democratically-elected Chilean government was overthrown in a bloody coup by General Augusto Pinochet's army. Patricio Guzmán and five colleagues had been filming the political developments in Chile throughout the nine months leading up to that day. The bombing of the Presidential Palace, during which Allende died, would now become the ending for Guzmán's seminal documentary ... [a] chronicle of that country's open and peaceful socialist revolution, and of the violent counter-revolution against it."--Container
3 films by Louis Malle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Few directors have portrayed the agonies and epiphanies of growing up as poetically---and controversially---as Louis Malle. Laced with autobiographical details, Murmur of the heart, Lacombe, Lucien, and Au revoir les enfants tell stories of youth, set against the tumult of World War II and postwar France. Tragic, amusing, and poignant, these three films are more than just coming-of-age stories. They are the director's ongong response to a world gone wrong."--Container
For the love of movies : the story of American film criticism( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the raw beginnings of criticism before D.W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' to the incendiary Pauline Kael-Andrew Sarris debates of the 1960s and 70s, to the battle today between youthful on-liners and the print establishment, this documentary tells all through the insights and expertise of a diverse group of passionate film critics. Those who hear them may gain new respect for the profession of film criticism"--Container
Pauline Kael( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton interviews film critic and author, Pauline Kael
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For keeps
5001 nights at the movies : a guide from A to ZI lost it at the moviesDeeper into moviesReelingTaking it all inState of the artFor keepsHooked
Alternative Names
Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael Amerikaans filmcritica (1919-2001)

Pauline Kael critica cinematografica statunitense

Pauline Kael critique de cinéma pour l'hebdomadaire "The New Yorker"

Pauline Kael US-amerikanische Filmkritikerin

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