Deeper into Movies

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Deeper Into Movies is a collection of 1969 to 1972 movie reviews by American film critic Pauline Kael, published by Little, Brown and Company in 1973. It was the fourth collection of her columns; these were originally published in The New Yorker. It won the U.S. National Book Award in category Arts and Letters.[1]

Containing reviews of individual films from the aforementioned time period, the collection also includes a long essay entitled "Numbing the Audience".

In the anthology, Kael praises the merits of then up-and-coming directors Robert Altman and Francis Ford Coppola, in her reviews of MASH, McCabe & Mrs. Miller, and The Godfather. She pans Stanley Kubrick and his A Clockwork Orange for its brutality and moral convolutions.

The book is now[clarification needed] out-of-print in the United States, but is still published in the United Kingdom by Marion Boyars Publishers, an independent publishing company.


  1. ^ "National Book Awards – 1974". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-03-10. (With acceptance speech by Kael.)

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