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For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies

Kael, Pauline

Verlag: Plume, 1996
ISBN 10: 0452273080 / ISBN 13: 9780452273085
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Titel: For Keeps: 30 Years at the Movies

Verlag: Plume

Erscheinungsdatum: 1996

Einband: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: We at Penguin Putnam mourn the death of Pauline Kael, a singularly unique voice in American letters. She will be sorely missed.In her decades-long career, Pauline Kael established herself as the most renowned and respected movie reviewer in the field. The breadth of her knowledge of film history and technique, her insight into the arts of acting and directing, and her unfailing wit and candor endeared her to movie lovers everywhere.For Keeps offers the best of Kael's reviews and other writings on movies from the collections that have marked her matchless career, starting with I Lost it at the Movies (1965), through Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Deeper into Movies (a National Book Award winner), The Citizen Kane Book ("Raising Kane", the full text on the making of the movie, is included here), and all the others in a glorious run concluding with Movie Love in 1991. Once Kael retired from regular reviewing, her reputation only increased, and for the inimitable real thing, readers must turn to this volume to sample her perspicacity, fluency, and style. More than 275 reviews are arranged chronologically -in effect, a history of 30 years of movies. This ultimate compendium from America's most eloquent, passionate, and provocative critic is a boon to serious moviegoers and an indispensible companion to film in the age of technological and pop culture overload. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0452273080

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Inhaltsangabe: During her 25-year tenure as film critic for The New Yorker, Pauline Kael established herself as one of America's most respected movie reviewers. This marvelous reprise of the most entertaining movie reviews ever written is a boon to serious moviegoers and the perfect companion in the age of the VCR. Today, the best place to find "the movies" is in books--and "the best books to go to remain those of Pauline Kael" (New York Magazine).

Rezension: For Keeps is a dazzling anthology of reviews and essays by Pauline Kael, America's most important movie critic. This hefty book contains a fifth of Kael's total output. It reprints all of her most famous reviews, including her controversial treatments of Last Tango in Paris, The Long Goodbye, and Nashville. Also here are some of her best longer essays, "Movie Brutalists," "Trash, Art, and the Movies," and &quoy;Cary Grant: the Man from Dream City." Raising Kane, Kael's book-length revisionist view of Citizen Kane, is reproduced in its entirety. Kael's style is impassioned, incisive, witty, and deeply personal. In the preface to this extraordinary volume, Kael says, "I'm frequently asked why I don't write my memoirs. I think I have."

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