EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Pauline Kael] AUTHOR Brian Kellow


  • Hardcover
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  • Pauline Kael
  • Brian Kellow
  • English
  • 05 August 2019
  • 9780670023127

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Pauline Kael Summary ´ 104 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Brian Kellow Brian Kellow ✓ 4 Summary The first biography of The New Yorker's influential powerful and controversial film criticA decade after her death Pauline Kael remains the most important figure in film criticism today in part due to her own inimitable style and power within the film community and in part due to the enormous influence she has exerted over an entir. According to Rex Reed Pauline Kael was always foaming at the mouth about somethingAccording to Scott Eyman of the Wall Street Journal this book is A convincing narrative of how a brazen woman with a basically unattractive but flagrantly domineering personality molded herself into a writer who could not be ignored it portrays the woman in all her maddening overconfidenceOuch not a fan then Rex and Scott But yeah you do not warm towards PK as you wend your way through the pages In some ways it s a cheerful tale at 32 she was a single mother with a string of dead end jobs behind her and not much of an idea of how to make a living Ten years later she was on her way to being America s most influential movie critic or some such phrase She was the embodiment of Nik Cohn s formula for success get obsessed and stay obsessed She wrote about movies that s it One after another for 40 odd years Then she stopped and died She got a big gig at The New Yorker at the same time that Donald Barthelme was publishing all his stories but he doesn t get a mention Different worlds PK s gig was odd 6 months on 6 months off They liked her but you know not enough to employ her for the whole year And strangely nobody else wanted to hire her in the 6 months off per year Her private life was a bit of a sorry mess Again Pauline was making a mistake that heterosexual women in the arts often made they were surrounded by attractive bright men unafraid to engage in emotional discourse and they mistakenly thought that a passionate friendship could turn into an enduring romance And the men lacking strong gay role models did their best to conform to what the women wanted them to be One time she got married to a guy called Edward Landberg She later told friends that she had cried all through the ceremony knowing that the marriage was a mistake Edward agreed I soon found out that I couldn t stand this woman Ouch also not a fanShe loudly broadcast opinions that were guaranteed to upset She thought Last Tango in Paris broke through to some superior version of cinema Bertolucci and Brando have altered the face of an art form Who was prepared for that She published a book on Citizen Kane which was then torn to shreds factually She was very rude about Shoah One could go on A lot of this book is about how she was unprofessional picking favourite directors and schmoozing them bigging up their pics and getting personally offended if they then didn t do what she thought they should Robert Altman was the big one here Or having numerous feuds with other critics In these pages there s always a teacup with a storm going off in it Fellow crits come out with some great invective What she often practices now is an amalgam of idiosyncratic opinion star gazing myth mongering politics sociological punditry and intervention This stuff reached a peak in 1980 when Renata Speedboat Adler wrote a reviewhatchet job of When the Lights Go Down PK s latest collection of reviews which she said was Jarringly piece by piece line by line and without interruption worthless Mistaking lack of civility for vitality she now substitutes for argument a protracted obsessional invective she uses images of sexual conduct deviance impotence masturbation also of indigestion elimination excrement I do not mean to imply that these images are freuent or that one has to look for them They are relentless inexorable her reviews are bullying presuming insulting frightening enlisting intruding dunningOuch really not a fanAnd yet PK regularly published collections of her reviews which always sold very well What other movie critic did that I may add what book reviewer has ever done that So she sailed on repelling all boarders from the mid 60s all the way through the 70s and 80s Up in fact to the point where the internet came along and cut the ground from under the big domineering cultural critics by allowing the hoi polloi to bray their jackass opinions all over the place CONTRARIANISM A DIGRESSIONIt can be an unsettling experience to leap into a movie or a novel with the fair wind of a thousand twangling five star reviews in your ears only to find that the bottom has fallen out of this particular carnival ride and you are falling falling you hate this thing like poisonand why are they saying these things Can t they see it s meretricious puerile an insult to anyone s intelligence Am I alone here on Planet EarthI have had that experience with books and movies many times To take a few well loved novels which I hated and have issued acidulous one star reviewsThe Jewel in the CrownWhite NoisePossessionAmerican PsychoThe SlapGone GirlThe Comfort of StrangersIndependence DayEarthly PowersExtinctionThe Catcher in the EyeWhite TeethThe Wind Up Bird ChronicleGo Piper Laurie goAnd a few critically bejizzed movies I likewise felt sullied byAmadeusGandhiI Heart HuckabeesIn BrugesLust CautionThe MatrixMoulin RougePretty WomanThe Suid and the WhaleSuspiriaThe Conseuences of LoveLost in TranslationAll the above get a lot of love from all and sundry except me As there is no Goodreads film euivalent that I ve been able to find the above one star vituperations exist only in my mind Yes do it Piper Ha haaTake that Lost in Translation

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Pauline Kael Summary ´ 104 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Brian Kellow Brian Kellow ✓ 4 Summary E subseuent generation of film critics During her tenure at the New Yorker from 1967 to 1991 she was a tastemaker a career maker and a career breaker Her brash vernacular writing style often made for an odd fit at the stately New YorkerBrian Kellow gives us a richly detailed look at one of the most astonishing bursts of creativity. Dorothy Parker sans LiuorWhat a character Pauline Kael was I know people say that about others all the time but Kael was certainly original both as a person and a film critic Author Kellow has done a great job of highlighting some of her key reviews and the incidents that helped shape her views The book reads almost like fiction at timesall 400 plus pages The subtitle A Life in the Dark truly applies Kael never gets out of her own way yet her outrageous style helps people connect with her or loath her She reviewed from the 60 s to the 80 s mostly for The New Yorker She grew up during the depression on a small California farm and went to school at UC Berkeley where she met many intellectuals that shared her passion for movies and books and the world around them Kael never felt accepted by the New York literary blue bloods That chip went to the grave with her I loved hearing her opinions on movies I d hated or loved especially from the 70 s Her visceral in your face writing style is amazing She had passion I m not so sure I d have wanted to meet her in person though This review was based on an egalley supplied by the publisher

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Pauline Kael Summary ´ 104 Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Brian Kellow Brian Kellow ✓ 4 Summary In film history and a rounded portrait of this remarkable and often relentlessly driven woman Pauline Kael is a book that will be welcomed by the same audience that made Mark Harris's Pictures at a Revolution and Peter Biskind's Easy Riders Raging Bulls bestsellers and by anyone who is curious about the power of criticism in the ar. I m freuently asked why I don t write my memoirs I think I have Pauline Kael one of the most recognizable film critics lived her life with movies Perhaps it s fitting then that Kellow s book remains shallow in its consideration of Kael s personal life Her story is wrenched from her reviews which freuently put her fiery personality on display


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    EBOOK DOWNLOAD [Pauline Kael] AUTHOR Brian Kellow Brian Kellow ✓ 4 Summary Free download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Brian Kellow I was lucky enough to know her pretty well or at least I thought I did No one knew the real her but it didn't matter as the TRUE real her was revealed in the reviews that would appear on alternate Wednesdays in the New Yorker She was always an event and remains so I met her when I was sixteen and had just taken a summer film making course which used I LOST IT AT THE MOVIES as a text She taught me how to see an

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