I Lost it at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965

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M. Boyars, 1965 - Performing Arts - 365 pages
16 Reviews
I Lost it at the Movies is vintage Kael on such classics of post-War cinema as On the Waterfront, Smiles of a Summer Night, West Side Story, The Seven Samurai, Lolita, Jules et Jim etc. Her comments are so fresh and direct, it's as if the movies had only been released last week.

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Kael is a "good writer." - Goodreads
But her prose style is killer. - Goodreads
All of Kael's writing is about Kael, never the movie. - Goodreads

Review: I Lost it at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965 (The Film Writings #1)

User Review  - Perrystroika - Goodreads

Of the great film critics, Kael has probably aged the worst. Otis Ferguson, James Agee and Andrew Sarris still retain much of their felicity. Kael, on the other hand, seems capricious, stubborn and ... Read full review

Review: I Lost it at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965 (The Film Writings #1)

User Review  - Chris Gager - Goodreads

My favorite movie critic as far as interesting prose is concerned. Maybe a bit too intellectual/analytical for what is mostly a pop entertainment form. My movie heyday was back in the sixties and ... Read full review

Contents

Zeitgeist and Poltergeist Or Are Movies Going
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Shoeshine 1947
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Fantasies of the ArtHouse Audience
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Copyright

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