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Finding It at the Movies - The New York Review of Books - ""The New Yorker made it possible to feel that being an anti-sophisticate was the mark of true sophistication,...
"...and that any culture worth having could be had without special aesthetic equipment or intellectual gymnastics. Pauline Kael made it possible for people to feel this way about the movies"
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july 2008 by robertogreco
Keeping My Brain Alive: Is There a Cure for Film Criticism? (or, Some Unhappy Thoughts on Siegfried Kracauer's Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality) (excerpts)
"Art is the greatest game, the supreme entertainment, because you discover the game as you play it...only one rule...Astonish us!...We want to see, to feel, to understand, to respond a new way. Why should pedants be allowed to spoil the game?"
via:preoccupations  art  film  games  play  glvo  criticism  experience  discovery  paulinekael 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Trash, Art, and the Movies - Pauline Kael
"pleasure, something a man can call good without self-disgust"; "Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art; it is the part the schools cannot recognize"; "A nutty Puritanism ... in the schoolteachers' approach of wanting art to be "worthwhile""
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july 2008 by robertogreco

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