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

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M. Boyars, 1965 - Performing Arts - 365 pages
18 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  - Sketchbook - Goodreads

Dear Pauline. When she was right, no one could top her. When she wuz wrong (often), did it make any difference? ~~ Yes, she had her own fuked sex issues...but she was superbo writer; film critics today cant fart without stinking or, worse, boring. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jesse - Goodreads

Kael's problem isn't that she's a contrarian, but that she's obsessed with the lonely, vigilante allure of being a contrarian (ie the madness that has overtaken Armond White). This makes for criticism ... Read full review

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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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