Reeling (book)

Reeling is Pauline Kael's fifth collection of movie reviews, covering the years 1972 through 1975. [1] First published in 1976 by Little Brown,[2] the book is largely composed of movie reviews, ranging from her famous review of Last Tango in Paris to her review of A Woman Under the Influence, but it also contains a longer essay entitled "On the Future of Movies" as well as a book review of The Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers Book, by fellow The New Yorker dance critic Arlene Croce. In 2010, four film critics polled by the British Film Institute listed Reeling among their favorite books related to cinema.[3]

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First edition
AuthorPauline Kael
CountryUnited States
PublisherLittle Brown
Publication date

Reeling is out-of-print in the United States, but is still published by Marion Boyars Publishers in the United Kingdom.


  1. ^ Russell Jackson (29 March 2007). The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge University Press. pp. 20–. ISBN 978-1-107-49530-2.
  2. ^ Pauline Kael; Richard Kennedy (1976). Reeling. Little Brown. ISBN 978-0-316-48179-3.
  3. ^ "The best film books, by 51 critics". British Film Institute. Retrieved January 22, 2017.