PAULINE KAEL Biography - Educators, philosophers & public speakers


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BR/>  Name: Pauline Kael                                                                  BR/>  Born: 19 June 1919 Petaluma, California                                              BR/>  Died: 3 September 2001 Great Barrington, Massachusetts                              BR/>                                                                                        BR/>  Pauline Kael (June 19, 1919 - September 3, 2001) was an American film critic who    BR/>  wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. She was known for her "witty,  BR/>  biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused" movie reviews. She                  BR/>  approached movies emotionally, with a strongly colloquial writing style. She was    BR/>  often regarded as the most influential American film critic of her day and          BR/>  made a lasting impression on other major critics including Armond White and          BR/>  Roger Ebert, who has said that Kael "had a more positive influence on the            BR/>  climate for film in America than any other single person over the last three        BR/>  decades."