One of five books of criticism that changed the critic's life, as shared at the Penguin blog:
Pauline Kael, I Lost it at the Movies.Read about another book on the list.
Anyone who writes about popular culture has to contend with Kael: her taste, her voice, her seductive arguments and maddening inconsistencies. She’s inescapable, and this collection of her early work—written before she became an institution at The New Yorker—shows her at her vital, bruising best.
I Lost it at the Movies is among Michael Wood's top ten books on film.