For Keeps offers the best of Kael's reviews and other writings on movies from the collections that have marked her matchless career, starting with I Lost It at the Movies (1965), through Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Deeper Into Movies (a National Book Award winner), The Citizen Kane Book ("Raising Kane", the full text on the making of the movie, is here), and all the others in a glorious run concluding with Movie Love in 1991. Now that Kael has retired from regular reviewing, her reputation has only increased, and for the inimitable real thing, readers must turn to this volume to sample her perspicacity, fluency, and style. More than 275 reviews are arranged chronologically - in effect, a history of 30 years of movies. This ultimate compendium from America's most eloquent, passionate, and provocative critic is a boon to serious moviegoers and an indispensable companion in the age of the VCR.
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ible. Without his nimbus, he is unbelievably, absurdly larger-than-life. In Shane,
the rather ponderously "classic" version of the Western, good and evil were white
and black. The settlers, morally strong but physically weak, naive and good but ...
A few years back I dragged a painter-friend to see The Man Who Shot Liberty
Valance; it was a John Ford Western, and though I dreaded an evening with
James Stewart and John Wayne, I felt I should see it. My friend agreed because "
It's entitled "Suggestions for a Feature" and it reads: John Wayne's Western
movies are always made in color. In two colors, to be exact: greenback green and
glittering gold. Not a single one of more than 200 films of the greatoutdoorsy
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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