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Pauline Kael

Birthdate: 19. June 1919
Date of death: 3. September 2001

Pauline Kael 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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Going Steady
Going Steady
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State of the Art
State of the Art
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Hooked
Hooked
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Movie Love
Movie Love
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Deeper into Movies
Deeper into Movies
Pauline Kael

„It's sometimes discouraging to see all of a director's movies, because there's so much repetition. The auteurists took this to be a sign of a director's artistry, that you could recognize his movies. But it can also be a sign that he's a hack.“

—  Pauline Kael

"The Perils of Being Pauline" http://wrt102summer2005.blogspot.com/2005/07/pauline-kael-new-yorker-interview.html, interview with Francis Davis, The New Yorker (October 2001).
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„Goodman: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Kael: I hate it. It is very creepy being imitated.“

—  Pauline Kael

Interview with Susan Goodman, Modern Maturity (March/April 1998) http://www.paulrossen.com/paulinekael/modernmaturity.html.
Interviews

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