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Rob Garver – What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

Nell Minow wrote:
Steven Spielberg sent a telegram to New Yorker film critic Pauline Kael to tell her that she was the only critic who understood “Jaws.” George Roy Hill, furious about her review of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” began his letter to her, “Listen, you miserable bitch.” Ridley Scott was so shaken by a Kael comment he said he never read another review—from anyone. Marlene Dietrich wrote from Paris to make sure she could continue to get The New Yorker in France, telling Kael, “I am quite lost without your opinions on films.” Read More »