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Street Smart: The New York of Lumet, Allen, Scorsese, and Lee Hardcover – September 16, 2005

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"Finalist for the 2005 Theater Library Association Award."―

"Written in an easy, conversational style, Street Smart is a thoughtful, meaningful exercise in film criticism."―Blogcritics.org

"in the films of four quintessential New Yorkers: Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee."―Choice

"Part cultural study and part film analysis, Blake turns to four of the city's most revered auteurs to offer readers a lesson in true New York: Sidney Lumet, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, and Spike Lee."―MovieMaker

"There has been perhaps no other city that has exercised such a strong influence on its native filmmakers or on thematic material in film."―Raymond Haberski, author of It's Only a Movie!

About the Author

Richard A. Blake, S.J., codirector of the Film Studies Program at Boston College, has served as an editor of America magazine for fourteen years, where he has been reviewing films for the past thirty years.

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