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David Desser

David Desser (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is Professor Emeritus of Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois. He is the author of The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa (UMI Research Press) and Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema (Indiana University Press); the co-author (with Lester Friedman) of American Jewish Filmmakers (U of Illinois Press); and the editor of Ozu’s Tokyo Story (Cambridge University Press).

Books by David Desser

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    An Introduction to Film Genres

    Lester Friedman, David Desser, Sarah Kozloff, Martha Nochimson, Stephen Prince

    Paperback, 2013

    A brisk, accessible, and informative introduction to film genres.