Tributes: Pauline Kael

Cinema Sounds & Secrets

Feb 23 2023 • 15 mins

Welcome to another tribute minisode! This tribute is for Pauline Kael:

Kael was one of the most influential American film critics of her era,[2] and has left a lasting impression on film criticism. The great Chicago film critic Roger Ebert said that Kael "had a more positive influence on the climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three decades." Kael, he said, "had no theory, no rules, no guidelines, no objective standards. You couldn't apply her 'approach' to a film. With her, it was all personal.”

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