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State of the Art

State of the Art

State of the Art: Film Writings 1983–1985 is the eighth collection of movie reviews by the critic Pauline Kael.


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„Unlike storybook heroes and heroines but like many actual heroes and heroines, she was something of a social outcast.“

—  Pauline Kael, book State of the Art

As Simone Weil noted, it was the people with irregular and embarrassing histories who were often the heroes of the Resistance in the Second World War; the proper middle-class people may have felt they had too much to lose.
"Busybody," review of Silkwood (1984-01-09), p. 107.
State of the Art (1985)

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