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LeonardQuart.jpgLeonard Quart is Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies at the College of Staten Island and at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is a contributing editor of Cineaste, and has written essays and reviews on film and other subjects — urban, political, literary — for many magazines and newspapers including Dissent, Film Quarterly, The Forward, London Magazine, and New York Newsday. He is also a longtime columnist for The Berkshire Eagle (Letter From New York). His major publications include his most recent book: the co-authored fourth edition of American Film and Society Since 1945 (Praeger); the co-authored How the War was Remembered: Hollywood and Vietnam (Praeger, 1988); and the co-authored The Films of Mike Leigh for Cambridge University Press (2000).

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