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Vincent Brook

Vincent Brook is a lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television who has worked as a film editor and screenwriter. He is an expert on film and television history and also on Jewish history in Hollywood. Brook’s published books include Something Ain’t Kosher Here: The Rise of the “Jewish” Sitcom and Driven to Darkness: Jewish Èmigrè Directors and the Rise of Film Noir.

Although Woody Allen’s films have received extensive attention from scholars and critics, no book has focused exclusively on Jewishness in his work,...