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Dr. Drew Casper

Joseph Andrew "Drew" Casper is a Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and considered to be an authority on American film from World War II to the present.[1] While a Ph.D. student at USC, Dr. Casper's mentor, Irwin Blacker, died suddenly and the Cinema department offered Dr. Casper a position. In the fall of 1997, the estate of Alfred Hitchcock and USC made Dr. Casper the first Alma and Alfred Hitchcock Professor for the Study of American Film.[1] Casper provides a steady stream of DVD commentaries and expertise on films.[2] He is the author of books about Vincente Minnelli,[3] Stanley Donen, and a book on Postwar Hollywood 1946-1962.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Lawrence Van Gelder (1997-11-13). "Footlights". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-25.  
  2. ^ Glenn Abel (2005-05-20). "Big Red One". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-02-25.  
  3. ^ Casper, Joseph Andrew (1977). Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical. A.S. Barnes. p. 192. ISBN 0498017842.  
  4. ^ Casper, Drew (2007). Postwar Hollywood, 1946-1962. Blackwell. p. 448. ISBN 1405150742.  
  5. ^ (2008-12-11). "Lifeboat (1944) DVD commentary track review". Retrieved 2009-04-20.  


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