5001 Nights at the Movies

Pauline Kael

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The intelligent person’s guide to the movies, with more than 2,800 reviews
 
Look up a movie in this guide, and chances are you’ll find yourself reading on about the next movie and the next. Pauline Kael’s reviews aren’t just provocative---they’re addictive.

These brief, informative reviews, written for the “Goings On About Town” section of The New Yorker, provide an immense range of listings---a masterly critical history of American and foreign film. This is probably the only movie guide you’ll want to read for the sheer pleasure of it.

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5001 Nights at the Movies
AA bout de souffle, see Breathless 
A Ciascuno il Suo, see We Still Kill the Old Way 
À double tour, see Léda 
À nous la liberté (1931)--René Clair's imaginative social satire on the mechanization of modern life begins with a man (Raymond Cordy) who escapes from prison and builds a phonograph-record business with an assembly line that's as regimented as the prison. This factory owner is modelled on Charles Pathé, who said of his phonograph-cinema empire, "Only the armaments industry made profits like ours.

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Praise for 5001 Nights at the Movies

"She is, indeed, the Edmund Wilson of film reviewers."---Larry McMurtry

"She’s the best film critic we’ve got."---Details

"A great critic…with a body of criticism that can be compared with Shaw’s criticism of music and the theatre."---The Times Literary Supplement (London)

"Kael changed the way we see. Poets aren’t the only unacknowledged legislators of the world; great critics write the text as well."---San Francisco Examiner

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Pauline Kael

Pauline Kael won the National Book Award for her film criticism in 1974. The film critic for The New Yorker from 1968 to 1991, she is the author of more than a dozen books on the movies.

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5001 Nights at the Movies
Pauline Kael

Trade Paperback

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
May 1991
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780805013672
ISBN10: 0805013679
7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, 960 pages
$35.00

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Henry Holt and Co.
Holt Paperbacks
August 2011
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ISBN: 9781250033574
ISBN10: 1250033578
960 pages
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