Richard A. Blake, S.J.
fine arts department
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Devlin Hall 416
Father Blake teaches courses in American film history and criticism and is co-director of the Film Studies Program. Although primarily a film historian, he continues to review recent films for America magazine, a national journal of opinion. Much of his research and writing has centered around religious themes and imagery in mainstream film making. Currently, he is working on images of New York City in American films.
- Afterimage: The Indelible Catholic Imagination in the Works of Six American Film Makers.
- Woody Allen Profane and Sacred.
- Screening America: Reflections of Five Classic Films.
- Street Smart: The New York of Lumet, Allen, Scorsese and Lee.