Search - List of Books by Pauline Kael

"Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them." -- Pauline Kael
Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 –September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. Earlier in her career her works were published by City Lights, McCall's and The New Republic.

Kael was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused" reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries. She is often regarded as the most influential American film critic of her day.

She left a lasting impression on many major critics, including Armond White, whose reviews are similarly non-conformist, and Roger Ebert, who has said that Kael "had a more positive influence on the climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three decades." Owen Gleiberman said she "was more than a great critic. She re-invented the form, and pioneered an entire aesthetic of writing. She was like the Elvis or the Beatles of film criticism."

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Total Books: 71
The Age of Movies Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
2011 - The Age of Movies Selected Writings of Pauline Kael (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781598531091
ISBN-10: 1598531093
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Citizen Kane
2002 - Citizen Kane [Methuen Film] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780413771872
ISBN-10: 0413771873
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Deeper into Movies
1998 - Deeper Into Movies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714509419
ISBN-10: 0714509418
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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When the Lights Go Down Film Writings 1975-1980
State of the Art Film Writings 1983-1985
1998 - State of the Art Film Writings 1983-1985 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714529141
ISBN-10: 0714529141
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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For Keeps 30 Years at the Movies
1996 - For Keeps 30 Years at the Movies (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452273085
ISBN-10: 0452273080
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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Raising Kane and Other Essays
1996 - Raising Kane and Other Essays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714530147
ISBN-10: 071453014X
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For Keeps
1994 - For Keeps (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780525938965
ISBN-10: 0525938966
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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I Lost It at the Movies Film Writings 1954-1965
1994 - I Lost It at the Movies Film Writings 1954-1965 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780714529752
ISBN-10: 0714529753
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Going Steady Film Writings 1968-1969
1994 - Going Steady Film Writings 1968-1969 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714529769
ISBN-10: 0714529761
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Movie Love
1992 - Movie Love (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714529530
ISBN-10: 0714529532
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Movie Love Complete Reviews 1988-1991
1991 - Movie Love Complete Reviews 1988-1991 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452266353
ISBN-10: 0452266351
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment
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5001 Nights at the Movies
1991 - 5001 Nights at the Movies (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805013672
ISBN-10: 0805013679
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Hooked
1989 - Hooked [A William Abrahams Book] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780525247050
ISBN-10: 052524705X
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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The Citizen Kane Book
1988 - The Citizen Kane Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780879100162
ISBN-10: 0879100168
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Substores
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1987 - State of the Art [Arena Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1987 - Taking It All In [Arena Books] (Paperback)
Taking It All In Film Writings 1980-1983 Film Writings 1980-1983
1986 - Taking It All in Film Writings 1980-1983 Film Writings 1980-1983 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714528410
ISBN-10: 0714528412
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State of the Art 2
1985 - State of the Art 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525243694
ISBN-10: 0525243690
Genres: Arts & Photography, Reference
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The Citizen Kane Book Illustrated with Over Forty Stills and Frame Enlargements
5001 Nights at the Movies A Guide from A to Z
1985 - 5001 Nights at the Movies a Guide From a to Z (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780805006193
ISBN-10: 0805006192
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Three Screen Comedies by Samson Raphaelson Trouble in Paradise The Shop Around the Corner Heaven Can Wait
Citizen Kane  Book
1980 - Citizen Kane Book (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780436230318
ISBN-10: 0436230313
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