We listen back to a 1985 interview with Pauline Kael. She reviewed movies for the New Yorker for 25 years, and wrote 13 books about the cinema, including a National Book Award winner. Her most recent book was a collection of more than 275 of her reviews, called For Keeps: Thirty Years at the Movies (1994, Dutton).
The former New Yorker writer reviewed movies for the magazine for 25 years, and is the author of 13 books about the cinema, including a National Book Award winner. Her newest book is a collection of more than 275 of her reviews, called "For Keeps: Thirty Years at the Movies."
Film critic Pauline Kael talk to us from her house in Massachusetts. Kael spent years reviewing movies for The New Yorker. Her final collection of New Yorker reviews has just been published. It's called "Movie Love: Complete Reviews 1988-1991. (It's published by William Abrahams).