Joseph Andrew "Drew" Casper is a Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and considered an authority on American film from World War II to the present. While a Ph.D. student at USC, Dr. Casper's mentor, Irwin Blacker, died suddenly and the Cinema department offered Dr. Casper a position. Casper has risen to become the third-highest-paid person at USC. 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. Casper provides a steady stream of DVD commentaries and expertise on films. He is the author of books about Vincente Minnelli, Stanley Donen, a book on Postwar Hollywood 1946–1962., and a volume called Hollywood Film, 1963-1976: Years of Revolution and Reaction, publisher=Wiley-Blackwell 2011
DVDs provided commentary for
- Act of Violence
- Advise and Consent
- The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse, with film historian Richard B. Jewell
- The Asphalt Jungle, with actor James Whitmore
- Cabin in the Sky, with Evangela Anderson and Eva Anderson (wife and daughter of actor Eddie "Rochester" Anderson), dancer Fayard Nicholas, and black cultural scholar Todd Boyd, plus interview excerpts of actress Lena Horne
- The Dolly Sisters
- The Gang's All Here
- The Hustler
- Lady Killer
- Lust for Life
- My Blue Heaven
- The Prodigal
- This Is the Army, with actress Joan Leslie
- To Catch a Thief
- 12 Angry Men
- White Heat
- The Young Philadelphians, with director Vincent Sherman
- Lawrence Van Gelder (1997-11-13). "Footlights". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-02-25.
- Glenn Abel (2005-05-20). "Big Red One". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2008-02-25.
- Casper, Joseph Andrew (1977). Vincente Minnelli and the Film Musical. A.S. Barnes. p. 192. ISBN 0-498-01784-2.
- Casper, Drew (2007). Postwar Hollywood, 1946-1962. Blackwell. p. 448. ISBN 1-4051-5074-2.
- RateThatCommentary.com (2008-12-11). "Lifeboat (1944) DVD commentary track review". Retrieved 2009-04-20.
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