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Pauline Kael

Data de nascimento: 19. Junho 1919
Data de falecimento: 3. Setembro 2001

Pauline Kael foi uma crítica de cinema americana que escreveu para a revista "The New Yorker" de 1968 a 1991.

Recebeu o Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award em 1999.

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„Unlike storybook heroes and heroines but like many actual heroes and heroines, she was something of a social outcast.“

—  Pauline Kael, livro State of the Art
State of the Art (1985), As Simone Weil noted, it was the people with irregular and embarrassing histories who were often the heroes of the Resistance in the Second World War; the proper middle-class people may have felt they had too much to lose. "Busybody," review of Silkwood (1984-01-09), p. 107.

„At the movies, we are gradually being conditioned to accept violence as a sensual pleasure. The directors used to say they were showing us its real face and how ugly it was in order to sensitize us to its horrors. You don't have to be very keen to see that they are now in fact desensitizing us. They are saying that everyone is brutal, and the heroes must be as brutal as the villains or they turn into fools. There seems to be an assumption that if you're offended by movie brutality, you are somehow playing into the hands of the people who want censorship. But this would deny those of us who don't believe in censorship the use of the only counterbalance: the freedom of the press to say that there's anything conceivably damaging in these films — the freedom to analyze their implications. If we don't use this critical freedom, we are implicitly saying that no brutality is too much for us — that only squares and people who believe in censorship are concerned with brutality. Actually, those who believe in censorship are primarily concerned with sex, and they generally worry about violence only when it's eroticized. This means that practically no one raises the issue of the possible cumulative effects of movie brutality. Yet surely, when night after night atrocities are served up to us as entertainment, it's worth some anxiety. We become clockwork oranges if we accept all this pop culture without asking what's in it. How can people go on talking about the dazzling brilliance of movies and not notice that the directors are sucking up to the thugs in the audience?“

—  Pauline Kael, livro Deeper into Movies
Deeper into Movies (1973), "Stanley Strangelove" (January 1972) http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/0051.html, review of A Clockwork Orange

„Kicked in the ribs, the press says "art" when "ouch" would be more appropriate.“

—  Pauline Kael, livro Going Steady
Going Steady (1969), Trash, Art and the Movies (February 1969)

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„Is there something in druggy subjects that encourages directors to make imitation film noir? Film noir itself becomes an addiction.“

—  Pauline Kael, livro Hooked
Hooked (1989), "Drifters, Dopes and Dopers," review of 8 Million Ways to Die (1986-05-19), p. 156.

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