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Richard A. Blake, S.J.

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Film Studies

Ph.D., Northwestern University

Devlin Hall 416

Academic Interests

Father Blake teaches American film history and criticism.  During and after his years as executive editor of America magazine, a national weekly journal of opinion, he served as regular film reviewer. His research has focused on religious themes and imagery in popular American films and on the influence of New York City on Hollywood production. He currently edits the scholarly quarterly, Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits.

Reviews by Richard A. Blake in America

Recent Publications

  • 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.