Articles By David Desser

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    David Desser is the director of cinema studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former editor of Cinema Journal.


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      Woody Allen

      Love him or despise him, Woody Allen is an American-Jewish filmmaking legend.

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      Mel Brooks

      Mel Brooks' humor springs from Jews' outsider status and history of persecution.

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      Hollywood Jews

      Despite the Jewish dominance of Hollywood, Jewish filmmakers were not always comfortable portraying Jewish themes on screen.


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