David Desser

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

Articles by David Desser

Woody Allen

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

Mel Brooks

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

Hollywood Jews

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