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David Desser

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

Biography: 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''.


David Desser on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

American Jewish filmmakers /
ISBN: 0252071530 OCLC: 51838612

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©2004.

"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: 27010453

University of Illinois Press, Urbana : ©1993.

Eros plus massacre :
ISBN: 0253319617 OCLC: 16351617

Indiana University Press, Bloomington : ©1988.

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

UMI Research Press, Ann Arbor, Mich. : ©1983.