In Praise of Pauline Kael (15 person items)
"It would be hard to be as engaged with the world as Pauline was, in terms of her energy, in terms of her intellectual curiosity, in terms of her capacity for outrage and love."
This is in the middle of the Vietnam War where people are becoming inured to death, to carnage, to blood... I will never forget the last line of that piece, "By making us care about these outlaw lovers, this movie has put the sting back into death." Wham. The movie ends in complete silence and the theater is left in "