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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David A. Gerstner This article presents a study of Philippe Vallois's 1976 gay film Johan: Mon été 75 , the only French film from the period that directly and explicitly represents gay male sexuality and its urban milieu, Paris. Johan tells the story of a filmmaker (played by Vallois) who intends...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Agnès Varda presents speech with Cate Blanchett at the 12 May 2018 Cannes Film Festival demonstration. She stands beside director Céline Sciamma and with members of the French 50/50 en 2020 collective. Clarence Tsui, “French Film Legend Agnès Varda on Faces Places , Her Feminist Vision More
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hervé Picherit This essay argues that the French actress Arletty, née Léonie Bathiat, engaged in a multifaceted and complex form of selfhood that profoundly influenced her role in the classic film of the French occupation period, Les enfants du paradis ( Children of Paradise , dir. Marcel Carné...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
... constitutes one of the con- ceptual foundations of a recent tendency in contemporary cinema with which Martyrs is often associated: the New French Extremity (NFE).1 Consistently transgressive, the films that belong to this trend offer exceptionally graphic depictions of sex and violence and generally...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 133–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
... series) One of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows ever to appear on basic cable, La Femme Nikita has an interesting textual pedigree. It is based on Luc Besson’s 1990 French film of the same name, which was remade as a Hong Kong action movie titled Black Cat (dir. Stephen Shin, 1991...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 119–163.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., the cinema.3 Framed by an examina- tion of the significance of her film criticism for the development of French film discourse and culture of the late teens, this analy- sis also brings into focus the “singular mixture of memory and forgetting” that Colette found in the cinema of this period...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 13–29.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., change, and openness in Akerman’s work. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 Chantal Akerman Claire Atherton film editing moving-image installation feminist film French film ...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Olivia Khoo Singaporean filmmaker Sun Koh's short film Dirty Bitch ( Tu Nu [兔女], 2009) was inspired by a violently censored VHS copy of Claire Denis's Nénette et Boni (France, 1996) found by the director at the Singapore public library. While the film can be read as an homage to a well-known French...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that these women's performances played crucial roles in orchestrating transitions in industrial film form. Focusing on a comparison between the French Pathé and American Vitagraph companies, I examine the variety of techniques deployed to try to rationalize or contain the unruly bodily gestures of slapstick...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
... to China to work on the Sino• French co-production, Tears of the Bridal Sedan. She is now back teaching at the Beijing Film Academy, where I interviewed her on November 9, 1987. Chris Berry: Looking back at The Drive to Win and Sacrificed Youth, I get a strong feeling that they could be said...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... and Martin Crowley, The New Pornographies: Explicit Sex in Recent French Fiction and Film (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007), 59. 8. Best and Crowley, The New Pornographies, 61. 9. François Armanet and Béatrice Vallaeys, “Trois femmes s’emparent du sexe,” Libération 13...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of the images of arrest on the giant screen) emphasizes the singularity of the armed state against the vast and populous throng of ordinary French rescuers (yesterday) and of viewers (today) (17–19). Still, the flow of the film itself is more comprehensive, for it is with the actual screening of Beaches...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 127–153.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Figure 1. Agnès Varda presents speech with Cate Blanchett at the 12 May 2018 Cannes Film Festival demonstration. She stands beside director Céline Sciamma and with members of the French 50/50 en 2020 collective. Clarence Tsui, “French Film Legend Agnès Varda on Faces Places , Her Feminist Vision...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 139–140.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Books Received French Film Theory and Criticism: A History/Anthology 1907-1 939 by Rich- ard Abel. Vols. 1 and 2. Princeton University Press, 1988. Horton Foote’s Three Trips to Bountiful edited by Barbara Moore and David G. Yellin. Southern Methodist University Press, 1993...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
.... Neupert suggests that the 1959 revamping of the aid program had a decisive impact on the New Wave, strengthening aid for lower-budget, riskier films and encouraging new producers to enter the industry. Neupert, History of the French New Wave Cinema , 36–38. For a detailed discussion of aid programs...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., 1998. Impossible Purities: Blackness, Femininity, and Victorian Culture by Jennifer DeVere Brody. Duke UP, 1999. Close Up 1927-1 933: Cinema and Modernism edited by James Donald, Anne Friedberg, and Laura Marcus. Princeton UP, 1998. Double Takes: Culture and Gender in French Films...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 183–186.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Womanin D.C., accompanied by women friends. In each case our criticisms were based on our own experiences as women and on what we saw as the films’ biased and/ or exploitative portrayal of the female characters. Looking back now, at post-graduate training in French literature, film...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of film theory. For the past eight years she has been an editor of iris . She also serves as the French correspondent for the International Forum of Young Cinema at the Berlin Film Festival. 03-Bluher.sh 5/29/01 12:38 PM Page iv Souviens-toi-de moi [Remember Me] (1995/96...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 134–141.
Published: 01 January 1989
... York Film Festival. After years and years of the French, the 1988 festival-goers selected from twenty-three non-French feature films. It is true that the one French feature features a fetishistically clad fourteen-year-old girl trying to lose her virginity. Still, that film, Catherine...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 155–160.
Published: 01 December 1989
... through a discussion of fantasy -especially that of the primal scene -in “Nursery/Rhymes: Primal Scenes in La Maternelle” (1982), where I focussed on the specific changes implied by a shift in enunciative strategies in a French film of the 1930s. This article, greatly expanded and reworked...