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Pauline Kael

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Pauline Kael

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).

16:19

Pauline Kael Retires.

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).

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27:10

James Wolcott: 'Lucking Out' In 1970s New York

The Vanity Fair critic was an aspiring writer when he arrived in a turbulen Manhattan in 1972. In his memoir, Lucking Out, he writes about the crime and culture (and pornography) he discovered there.

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