DESSER, David. American, b. 1953. Genres: Film. Career: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, professor of cinema studies, 1981-. Publications: The Samurai Films of Akira Kurosawa, 1983; Eros Plus Massacre: An Introduction to the Japanese New Wave Cinema, 1988; (ed. with A. Nolletti, Jr.) Reframing Japanese Cinema: Authorship, Genre, History, 1992; (with L. Friedman) American-Jewish Filmmakers: Traditions and Trends, 1993; (ed. with G. Studlar) Reflections in a Male Eye: John Huston and the American Experience, 1993; (ed. with L. Ehrlich) Cinematic Landscapes: The Visual Arts and Cinema in China and Japan, 1994. Address: Department of Speech Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.