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How funny--and depressing--that you should write about Kauffmann.  Back
in the late 1960s I thought about him what you write now, and almost 30
years later things have hardly changed!  He is a fine critic, I think,
but I don't read him these days.  Why do you suppose we haven't produced
a bevy of young, intelligent, articulate and readable critics.  We *have*
produced some young filmmakers.