Kael Links & Resources

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  • Kael in wikipedia
  • Pauline Kael, Reviews A-Z (2,846 reviews in all)
  • Viewing the parcels of Pauline: Kael's library is a cinematic gold mine. By Mark Feeney.
  • Kael: "Trash, Art and the Movies" (1969)
  • Kael: "Raising Kane" (1971)
  • Richard Corliss, That Wild Old Woman (Time magazine).
  • Kael Quotations
  • How did America's leading film critic... come to be seen as a homophobe? (Excerpt from Kael & Sontag, reprinted in Salon.)
  • Joy Press reviews Kael & Sontag in the Village Voice.
  • Susan Sontag and Pauline Kael: A Curious Combination. By David Thomson in the Atlantic.
  • Salon review of Francis Davis's Afterglow: A Last Conversation With Pauline Kael. By Allen Barra.
  • Out of Focus: Pauline Kael's Last Interview. (A review of Afterglow by Tim Grierson in knot.magazine.com.)
  • Pauletteburo? Fur flies over the Kael "kopy kats." 1997 article from the Boston Phoenix about the Paulettes.
  • Thank You: Steven Rubio bids farewell to Pauline Kael and Michael Rogin in Bad Subjects.
  • As the Lights Go Down. By Michael Atkinson in the Village Voice.
  • A Reel Loss. By Joe Morgenstern in Opinion Journal.
  • Queen of brilliantly marshalled argument. By Nigel Andrews in Financial Times.
  • Greil Marcus, Roger Ebert, Michael Sragow and Charles Taylor remember Kael's caustic wit, sharp opinions and boundless enthusiasm for film and writing. (Salon tribute)
  • Pauline Kael was hard as nails...funny as hell. By Stephanie Zacharek in Salon.
  • She lost it at the movies: As it happens, I did sit next to Pauline once in that dark. David Thomson, Salon.
  • The Best Lover a Movie Could Have. By David Edelstein in Slate.
  • The Critic Who Made You Fall in Love With Movies. From NPR. (Contains audio interviews.)
  • Kael influenced Hollywood and moviegoers for a generation. Penelope Houston, the Guardian Unlimited.
  • Finding It at the Movies, by Louis Menand: A review of For Keeps from The New York Review of Books.
  • A Gift For Effrontery: Pauline Kael in Salon's "Brilliant Careers."
  • In the shadow of the screen: Pauline Kael picks five favourite novels that have something to do with the movies.

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    Some select Pauline Kael books

  • 5001 Nights at the Movies.
  • Going Steady: Film Writings 1968-1969.
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
  • Conversations With Pauline Kael
  • Sontag & Kael: Opposites Attract Me. By Craig Seligman.