"Pauline Kael was not only one of our greatest film critics, but one of our best nonfiction prose writers. Her range is on brilliant display in this thrilling collection, reminding us what all the excitement was and still is about."
(-Phillip Lopate )
About the Author
Pauline Kael reached national attention in the 1960s, first in a brief stint as critic for The New Republic
, finally as a longtime fixture at The New Yorker
(1968-1991). She was considered by many to be the most influential American film critic of the last 50 years.
Kael, a longtime resident of Great Barrington, Mass., suffered from Parkinson's disease. She died in September of 2001.