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Saturday, February 3, 2007

Kauffmann Still Matters

posted by on February 3 at 19:58 PM

Stanley Kauffmann, The New Republic’s 90-year-old film critic (he was born in April 1916), ends his review of Notes on a Scandal in this week’s TNR with a duo of quarrelsome declarations that would make our young Lindy West proud. They need to be republished here on Slog.

Verbatim, Kauffmann’s glowing review ends like this:

(By the way, as with PenÚlope Cruz in Volver, there is a shot of Blanchett on the toilet. Is this becoming a signet of female stardom?)

Philip Glass wrote the score. It doesn’t matter.

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Phillip glass hasn't been choosing his movies very well lately, has he?


I mean, did you see The Illusionist?

Posted by robotslave | February 3, 2007 8:29 PM
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Philip Glass's ear could appreciate the genius of Kauffmann's homophone: the coalescence of the swan's cygnet and the starlet's signet on ... a mundane crapper. Delicious!

Posted by Ronald | February 3, 2007 9:29 PM
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Oh man, I love Kauffman. I love it when he writes about seeing Katherine Hepburn on stage in the thirties.

The great thing about ancient writers is that they have to get to the point right away, before they die.

Posted by chris | February 3, 2007 10:58 PM
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Despite Mr. Feit's unfortunate title to this post, Stanley Kauffmann is an honest-to-god American Idol and one of the main reasons to maintain a subscription to TNR.

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