Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sol Yurick, Author of The Warriors

Sol Yurick, 1925 - 2013. Guardian obituary here.

"Despite the critical success of Elia Kazan's harsh film On the Waterfront and the romantic ethnic ghettos of West Side Story, Yurick felt that writers were ignoring the city's streets. He wanted to bring night-time New York, after the shoppers and men in grey-flannel suits went home to the suburbs, back to the centre of culture."

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