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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  David Desser  

Pen Name: None



-- David Desser on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Desser is the director of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Desser is the director of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former editor of Cinema Journal. He is the author of ''The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa'' and ''Eros Plus Massacre''.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

American Jewish filmmakers /
ISBN: 0252071530. OCLC Number: 51838612

University of Illinois Press,. .

"Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Sidney Lumet, and Paul Mazursky, all sons of East European Jews, remain among the most prominent contemporary American film directors. In this revised, updated second edition of American Jewish Filmmakers, David Desser and Lester D. Friedman demonstrate how the Jewish experience gives rise to an intimately linked series of issues in the films of these and other significant Jewish directors." "This edition concludes with a newly written discussion of the careers of other prominent Jewish filmmakers such as Steven Spielberg, Barry Levinson, Brian Singer, and Darren Aronofsky."--Jacket.

American-Jewish filmmakers :
ISBN: 0252015649. OCLC Number: 27010453

University of Illinois Press,. .

Eros plus massacre :
ISBN: 0253319617. OCLC Number: 16351617

Indiana University Press,. .

The samurai films of Akira Kurosawa /
ISBN: 0835714950. OCLC Number: 9828491

UMI Research Press,. .