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(A new variation on "star quality"?) This may represent a new polarization of
screen types — the good Julie Andrews, the bad Ann-Margret. They're both
willing, but for one it's "natural," for the other it's "dirty." Or, as they used to say, it
ain't what ...
What we do ask is that an actress who plays a star like Fanny Brice be able to live
up to the image of a great star; if she isn't, we cannot accept the pretext, and the
show is exposed as just an attempt to cash in on past glories. There is no such ...
The roles and the temperaments of the stars are inseparable here. That's what
makes the movie so effective a throwback (with a political difference) to the
romantic star vehicles of an earlier era. But when Redford's glamour is overdone
and his ...
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FOR KEEPS: Thirty Years at the MoviesUser Review - Kirkus
Think of this as the Riverside Shakespeare of longtime New Yorker film critic Kael's writing: It's not the complete works, but it's close. Kael (Movie Love, 1991, etc.) has been both celebrated and ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - copyedit52 - LibraryThing
The best of the Kael books, I think, this collection of essays draws upon: I Lost It at the Movies (1965), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (1968), Going Steady (1970), The Citizen Kane Book (1973), Deeper into ... Read full review
SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT
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