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13 Typescript Film Review "Blurbs"
(n.p.), (n.p.), (1988-1991). Thirteen typescript "blurbs" by Pauline Kael -- her own condensations of her full-length reviews, re-written for the "Goings On About Town" section of The New Yorker in subsequent weeks. Most are a full page long and bear her small or not-so-small holograph changes, written in pencil. One is a photocopy, with the changes also photocopied. Included are several films that Kael panned, including The Godfather Part III and Dances With Wolves, for which she had to distill her long, thoughtful (and sometimes scathing) critiques into far fewer sentences. Films included, in addition to the two mentioned above, are: Sleeping With the Enemy; Awakenings; L.A. Story; The Bonfire of the Vanities [photocopy]; Edward Scissorhands; The Sheltering Sky; The Grifters; Rodrigo D: No Future; Tune in Tomorrow; Reversal of Fortune; and Vincent & Theo. 13 blurbs, totaling 15 sheets. A bit of age-spotting to the paper, and rust offset from paperclips; very good or better. Manuscript material by Kael is scarce: even her full-length reviews did not, for the most part, remain in her archive -- when she sent them off to The New Yorker, they never came back to her. [#034588] $3,500

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