David E. James

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David E. James taught in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California for thirty years, focusing on avant-garde cinema, culture in Los Angeles, East-Asian cinema, film and music, and working-class culture. His books include The Most Typical Avant-Garde: History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles; Optic Antics: The Cinema of Ken Jacobs; andRock ‘N’ Film: Cinema’s Dance With Popular Music, his collection of essays (with Adam Hyman) Alternative Projections: Experimental Film in Los Angeles, 1945–1980, and most recently Power Misses II: Cinema, Asian and Modern.