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Pauline Kael
(1919-2001) born on
Jun 19
US critic. She has been a noted New Yorker movie critic since1968; her philosophy of film reviewing was collected in "When the Lights Go Down," 1980.
         
   
F
I believe that we respond most and best to work in any art form (and to other experience as well) if we are pluralistic, flexible, relative in our judgments, if we are eclectic.

R
Art doesn't come in measured quantities: it's got to be too much or it's not enough.
A
In this country we encourage "creativity" among the mediocre, but real bursting creativity appalls us. We put it down as undisciplined, as somehow "too much."
N
A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
K
In the arts, the critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
R: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
A: In "The Beacon Book of Quotations by Women," by Rosalie Maggio, 1994.
N: "I Lost It at the Movies," 1965.
K: In "Newsweek," 24 Dec 1973.
   


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