12 pauline kael circles and squares in 1957, in the paris monthly cahiers du cinema, frangois truffaut proposed for the magazine a politique des auteurs--a policy of focussing criticism.
” this article cites much of pauline kael’s essay, in response to sarris’s, “circles and squares ” terrence rafferty from ny times wrote an article entitled “now playing: auteur vs we will write a custom essay sample on. Pauline kael (/ k eɪ l / june 19, 1919 – september 3, 2001) was an american film critic who wrote for the new yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991 kael was known for her witty, biting, highly opinionated and sharply focused  reviews, her opinions often contrary to those of her contemporaries. Auteur, auteur while i was out, the reader driedchar posted a fascinating comment regarding our recent discussion of pauline kael and her famous essay against andrew sarris and the “auteur.
Pauline kael in the news david hudson, at ifc daily , links to phil nugent’s interesting post regarding pauline kael’s enduring power as a critic nugent says. Pauline kael (/ k eɪ l / june 19 157–161 kael's essay was discredited after welles's significant contributions to the screenplay were documented in a definitive 1978 study by robert l we are implicitly saying that no brutality is too much for us—that only squares and people who believe in censorship are concerned with brutality.
All of us will always owe him everything -- glenn kenny on andrew sarris, quoting jean-luc godard on orson welles andrew sarris, who loved movies (as roger ebert described him), was long considered the dean of american film critics reading the accounts and appreciations of him today, i was surprised to see how many people perpetuated the myth that sarris and pauline kael were like the. Kael circles and squarespdf - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online. A more adverse reaction comes from the auteurist andrew sarris, mainly as a result of the essay 'circles and squares, which was originally published in film quarterly sarris's reaction was in response to kael's denunciation of the auteur theory's merits, and has, in later years, occasionally jabbed at kael's work.
Circles and squares pauline kael film quart, vol 16 no 3, spring, 1963 (pp 12-26) doi: 102307/1210726 enter your film quarterly username password enter the password that accompanies your username forgot your user name or password log in through your institution. Film keeps moving along in the pleasantly unpretentious manner one would expect of -andrew sarris 12 pauline kael circles and squares in 1957 the and his material in the paris monthly cahiers du cinema. By pauline kael joys and sarrisit takes extraordinary intelligence and discrimination and taste to use any theory in the arts, and that without those qualitites, a theory becomes a rigid formula (which is indeed what is happening among auteur critics) the greatness of critics like bazin in france and agee in america may have something to do with their using their full range of intelligence.
Thoughts on pauline kael (selftruefilm) circles and squares: joys and sarris (a pun which relies on a mispronunciation of sarris' name - which rhymed with harris) sarris' disliked pauline and held a grudge over her anti-auteurist essay circles and squares she loved his work and was bothered by his dislike of her for her entire life.