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Hooked: Film Writings 1985-1988 (The Film Writings #9)

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The popular New Yorker critic brings movie buffs her ninth collection containing all her reviews since 1985. More than 150 movies are detailed.
Paperback, 528 pages
Published July 31st 1990 by Marion Boyars Publishers (first published March 29th 1989)
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Jason Pettus
Mar 24, 2010 Jason Pettus rated it really liked it
(Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography []. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)

Now that I'm finally entering the last phase of my recovery from the bad bicycle accident I had last year, and am up and clicking at full speed again regarding the contemporary books I review on a professional basis, I've decided to start more and more getting through the older books in my reading list as
Paul Dinger
Jan 29, 2009 Paul Dinger rated it it was amazing
Her writing is full of unabashed exuberence and love. Her writing was literally the thought process itself. Her opinions are based on solemn observation of film itself, but not just film. She knew books, music, and every other art form as well. In here are wonderful reviews of Shoot the Moon, which I still feel isn't nearly as good as she says, Star Trek II the Wrath of Khan where Riccardo Montablban stole the show and became a true leading man. Blow out which she alone saw as one of John Travol ...more
Jun 22, 2008 Margaret rated it it was amazing
One of my fondest memories is visiting the Dutch Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and browsing through their stacks of old music magazines. It was fascinating to pick up and read reviews of now classic albums to see how they were received initially. As with much of my Amsterdam days, I don't remember a lot of specifics. I do however, remember my friend Gert, who worked there, showing me love letters that the band Golden Earring received from schoolgirls.
Anyway, Hooked was like that - a little bit love l
Feb 10, 2009 Amy added it
Read May 2005, June 2006.

You can always dip in and out of a good collection of Kael's reviews.
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Pauline Kael's movie reviews are sharp, funny, and refreshingly irreverent.
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Pauline Kael was an American film critic who wrote for The New Yorker magazine from 1968 to 1991. She was known for her "witty, biting, highly opinionated, and sharply focused" movie reviews. She approached movies emotionally, with a strongly colloquial writing style. She is often regarded as the most influential American film critic of her day and made a lasting impression on other major critics ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Film Writings (10 books)
  • I Lost it at the Movies: Film Writings, 1954-1965
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Film Writings, 1965-1967
  • Going Steady: Film Writings, 1968-1969
  • Deeper Into Movies: Film Writings, 1969-1972
  • Reeling: Film Writings, 1972-1975
  • When the Lights Go Down: Film Writings, 1975-1980
  • Taking it All In: Film Writings, 1980-1983
  • State of the Art: Film Writings, 1983-1985
  • Movie Love: Film Writings, 1988-1991

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