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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 7–33.
Published: 01 December 2023
...Gabriel Bloomfield Abstract This essay reckons with the representation of queer sexualities and modes of reading in Jonathan Lynn's Clue (US, 1985). The film, originally a box office flop that has become a cult classic, deploys the character of Mr. Green to concentrate and dispel its queer energies...
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Figure 1. Yvette and Mr. Green consider the attic stairs. Clue (dir. Jonathan Lynn, US, 1985) More
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Figure 2. Mr. Green confesses. Clue (dir. Jonathan Lynn, US, 1985) More
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Figure 3. The “accident-prone” Mr. Green showers Mrs. Peacock with champagne. Clue (dir. Jonathan Lynn, US, 1985) More
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Figure 5. “Now I'm going to go home and sleep with my wife.” Clue (dir. Jonathan Lynn, US, 1985) More
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 130–137.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Dana Polan Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 eviews History in the Battle of Voices Dana Polan In the diversity of methods and objects of analysis it offers, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method, a collection of essays by Carlo Ginzburg, offers...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 48–70.
Published: 01 May 1993
... for imperialism. Thus, the term fetishism can- not be dismissed because of its compromised heritage. The term and the conceptual baggage that goes with it can provide a clue to the nature of the “enormous misunderstandings” inherent in the imposi- tion of colonial domination...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 76–101.
Published: 01 May 1994
... of sexual difference: the detail is gendered and doubly gendered as feminine.4 Veronica Clare rides on a peculiar tension between ornament (the properly fashionable waistband, the well-placed jewel) as that “sur- plus” of the feminine, and the clue as that which can be isolated from...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 98–99.
Published: 01 September 1980
... asks who killed her and why. She “remembers” her part in the opera and searches for clues to her death, employing various strategies to understand her role. Mimi’s strategies become a reference to the experiences of many women emerging from an undefined experience of their oppression...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the film, clues he allows the audience to slowly gather and connect as the film progresses. This is a classical utilization of suspense structures, as it involves the audience in a satisfying detective story that is not necessarily overtly thematized by the film. The interior of Benigno’s...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 1980
...? Can these be the facts? Is that what really happened? Is the reason for the murder to be found in her reflection?Sitting in front ofthe mirror, she waits for a clue. In front of the mirror, and to make things easier, in frozen frame,3 she is a perfectly recognizable identity...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
... on film historiography. Dana Polan discusses a newly translated volume of essays by Carlo Ginzburg, Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method, and Ginzburg’s notions of resistance and the popular. In a review of Feminism and Foucault, Constance Balides examines the ways in which...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 113–157.
Published: 01 December 2001
... of the pleasure involved in looking at it, I suggest, is in the interpretation that it invites. In its richness of detail, Moore’s bountiful collection elicits our deci- pherment of the clues it (and, indeed, Moore) has left for film history. It is quite clear that Colleen Moore’s fairy castle...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... breath? Since respiratory erogeneity is so difficult to make visible, film resorts to auditory clues. This is perhaps clearest with the sound track of pornographic films. The most cursory analysis of the pornographic film begins with its earthy, grounded materiality...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 1990
.... In this sense, studying the audience through the category of reception is always a partial project. It uses, as Carlo Ginzburg would say, a “conjectural” approach which seeks clues to riddles that ultimately can’t be answered in a definitive fashion. The study of popular culture evades totalizing truths...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... as by the exigencies of market and genre-Clue• less subsumes or deflects many of the questions raised by its portrayal of Cher's national and class agency. In so doing, I argue, the film situates the subjectivity of its protagonist at the intersection of com• peting narratives of gender...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
... implied explication). Freighted with meaning, as they are, I argue that these iterated sequences of film reveal important clues about the negotiation of difference. Through a close reading of the twice revisited scene of cannibalism, I tum my attention to the 128 film's management of race, sex...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 132–145.
Published: 01 September 1983
... in the secluded spaces of old people, who are not heard." 1982 Macumba, 88 min., 16mm, color and b/w. A non-linear narrative film which thernatizes story-telling as a labyrinth. Max Taurus, an amateur detective, follows a series of clues to a partially torn-down apartment...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
... found by or given to the would-be analysddetective, the heir apparent. 7. Bringing Up Baby Attention to the knowingness of the text and the invocation of a knowing reader gives us a clue about the textual perversity of Blue Velvet, which has precisely to do...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and discursive space. In the series of images that follow, we are presented with maps, landscapes, tex- tual overlays, and filmed interviews. The first woman we hear and see is Berta Jotar, an artist and scholar trained in the US who initi- ates the film’s speculative analysis and clues us...