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Also Known As: Pauline B Kael Died: September 3, 2001
Born: June 19, 1919 Cause of Death: complications from Parkinson's disease
Birth Place: Petaluma, California, USA Profession: critic, author, filmmaker, theater manager, bookstore clerk, seamstress, advertising copywriter

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A film critic, long with The New Yorker, Pauline Kael brought her witty, often catty, idiosyncratic yet extremely well-written and compulsively readable style and strong, insightful, and usually debatable positions to her reviews from the 1960s until the early 90s. Numerous collections of her reviews have been published, including "5001 Nights at the Movies".

A film critic, long with The New Yorker, Pauline Kael brought her witty, often catty, idiosyncratic yet extremely well-written and compulsively readable style and strong, insightful, and usually debatable positions to her reviews from the 1960s until the early 90s. Numerous collections of her reviews have been published, including "5001 Nights at the Movies".

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Four From the New Yorker (1988) Herself
3.
 Stelle Emigranti (1983) Herself
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1953:
Began career as film critic; first piece published in <i>City Lights</i>, a magazine based in San Francisco, California
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Contributed film criticism to the <i>Massachusetts Review, Kulcher</i> and <i>Sight and Sound</i>
1955:
Ran the Berkeley Cinema Guild and Studio
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Staff writer at <i>Partisan Review</i>, <i>Film Quarterly</i> and others
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Worked at <i>Life, The New Republic</i> and <i>McCall's</i>; reportedly was fired from the latter in 1965 after panning "The Sound of Music"
1965:
Published first collection, "I Lost It at the Movies"
1967:
Hired by editor William Shawn to contribute to <i>The New Yorker</i>
1991:
Resigned from <i>The New Yorker</i>; last review appeared February 11
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Education

University of California at San Diego: San Diego , California -
University of California at Berkeley: Berkeley , California - 1936 - 1940

Notes

"Over the last two decades, Kael became a role model for a whole new generation of film critics. Virtually unconstrained by space considerations by The New Yorker Kael's lengthy reviews often gave a sociological perspective to the films she wrote about." --From The Hollywood Reporter, March 7, 1991.

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husband:
James Broughton. Poet, filmmaker. Father of Kael's daughter Gina.

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father:
Isaac Paul Kael. Polish immigrant.
mother:
Judith Kael.
sister:
Rosa Kael. Born in November 1913.
daughter:
Gina James. Born in 1948; father, James Broughton.
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"I Lost It at the Movies: Film Writings 1954-1965"
"Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
"Going Steady: Film Writing 1968-1969"
"Deeper into Movies"
"Reeling"
"When the Lights Go Down: Film Writings 1975-1980"
"5001 Nights at the Movies"
"Taking It All In"
"State of the Art: Film Writings 1983-1985"
"Hooked"
"For Keeps"
"Movie Love: Complete Reviews, 1988-1991"
"Conversations with Pauline Kael" University of Mississippi Press
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