MICHAEL BRASHINSKY teaches film and drama at the University of New Orleans. His The Zero Hour: Glasnost and Soviet Cinema in Transition and The Russians are Coming! The Best of Soviet Film Criticism, 1985-1990 (both with Andrew Horton) are forthcoming.
GIOVANNI BUTTAFAVA (1939-1990) was a scholar and translator of Russian literature. He was film critic for the magazine L'Espresso, and his publications included Storia della letteratura russa (1969) and Antologia della letteratura russa (2nd edition 1985).
SYLVIE DALLET teaches history at the University of Paris X in Nanterre. She is a specialist on the subject of cinema and history, and has published numerous articles in specialized journals (Cinémaction, Revue du cinéma, Film et histoire, Études). She is the editor of Gueves révolutionnaires (Histoire et cinéma) (1984).
JOHN B.DUNLOP is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution where he conducts scholarly research in the areas of Russian nationalism, cultural politics and the politics of religion. His publications include The New Russian Nationalism (1985), and he is co-editor of Alexander Solzhenitsyn: Critical Essays and Documentary Materials and Solzhenitsyn in Exile (1985).
HERBERT EAGLE is Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and film at the University of Michigan. He served as Director of the Film and Video Program. He has contributed articles to specialized journals including Semiotica, Slavic and East European Journal, Cross-Currents and Wide Angle. He is the editor of Russian Formalist Film Theory (1981).