Roy Grundmann is associate professor of film studies at Boston University. He is the author of Andy Warhol's Blow Job (2003); the editor of A Companion to Michael Haneke (2010); and a coeditor of the The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film Vols. I-IV (2012) and its updated two-volume paperback version American Film History: Selected Readings (2015). A contributing editor of Cineaste magazine, Grundmann's writings have appeared in numerous journals and essay collections. He has curated retrospectives on Andy Warhol, Matthias Muller, and Michael Haneke.
Contributors include Gertrud Koch, Marc Siegel, Michelle Langford, Christine N. Brinckmann, Caryl Flinn, Gerd Gemunden, David Pendleton, Roy Grundmann, Fatima Naqvi, and Ed Dimendberg. The volume also includes an annotated filmography by Stefan Droessler; an interview with Elfi Mikesch; and a conversation between Werner Schroeter and Michel Foucault.
This beautiful collection is yet another example of Grundmann's tireless attempts at making the work of filmmakers considered "difficult" palatable to viewers brought up on the easy fare of Hollywood narrative cinema.--EuropeNow