G.M. Sighting: “Pauline Kael’s Bay Area friends…” (2/10/20)


Pauline Kael’s Bay Area Friends Recall Film Critic’s Feisty Intelligence (San Francisco Chronicle‘s Datebook, Feb 10, 2020)


—> see also Greil’s Undercover (Rolling Stone) review of PK’s Reeling (the “critical review” of Kael, cited in the piece).


One thought on “G.M. Sighting: “Pauline Kael’s Bay Area friends…” (2/10/20)

  1. So did they meet? What happened? My fave anecdote about Kael is the one about how you always knew where she stood on a film, often before she ever got out of the movie theater. Bigger than life; J.J. Hunsecker in Sweet Smell of Success. The overwriting dis in Greil’s original review seems characteristic of a lot of NY-er writing over the years.

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