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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Barbara Hammer joyfully dancing on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame” in her autobiographical documentary Tender Fictions (US, 1995). More
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 41–72.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Hollywood Taught Us to Stop Worrying and Love the Fifties . New York: Pantheon, 1983 . Brien , Alan “Mr. Holden is the Magnet.” London Evening Standard 9 Feb. 1956 : 7 . Brien , Alan “Bombs, H and K.” Newsweek 31 Aug. 1953 : 57 . Butler , Judith Gender Trouble: Feminism...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... screening in the Tokyo Kinema movie theater. The actors pictured are Okada Yoshiko, right, and Tanaka Kinuyo, left. Reprinted from Toyo Cinema Weekly, 9 February 1933. New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood Catherine Russell The movie screen here is not simply...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 74–107.
Published: 01 September 2006
...). Courtesy Photofest The Forgotten Man; or, How Hollywood Invented Welfare Jonathan Kahana Recollecting Welfare When the New Deal is recalled these days, its memory tends to be folded into the sepia-toned popular history of the Depression often used as the backdrop to inspirational...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann Many advertisements took their place alongside other mass...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Richard Allen Brushing Classical Hollywood Narrative Against the Grain of History Richard Allen Dana Polan, Powerand Paranoia: History, Narrative and the American Cin• ema, 1940-1950 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1986) Dana Polan's study of American cinema of the forties...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... This article focuses on one of the most commercially successful Hollywood films of 1946, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, arguing that the film's spectacular Technicolor landscapes function as a melodramatic device for mediating ambivalence about the social role of women at that time. In this film, scenes...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
...: Children, Sex, Movies,” in which she shifts her scholarly focus from the representation of sexuality and the body in avant-garde cinema to an analysis of popular culture. Reconstructing Shirley: Pedophilia and Interracial Romance in Hollywood’s Age of Innocence Ara Osterweil...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Diana W. Anselmo This article employs the concept of imitation as a lens through which the author explores the complex relationship established between the fledgling Hollywood film industry and the first generation of girls to be culturally construed as “adolescent” and “movie fans” in the US...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that impact. Histories of cinema generally fall within several dominant paradigms: world cinema; Hollywood or industrial cinema; and cinemas in contradistinction to the Hollywood industrial model—national art-film movements and avant-gardes resistant to the industrial paradigm and its influence. Though...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as structure. This article suggests that Moulin Rouge! is indeed global cinema in the sense that it weds two cinematic traditions—Bollywood and Hollywood—yet it is hardly a marriage of equals. The global cinematic aesthetic Luhrmann promotes relies on Bollywood elements primarily to revivify Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... finally contributes to film theory, and feminist film theory in particular, by demonstrating how New Iranian Cinema, largely owing to the Shiʻite logic of the veil or system of modesty, reverses the voice in classical Hollywood cinema, in which the female voice is often synched up to the body while...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... “exotic.” The production insisted on her embodiment of the Hollywood beauty ideal during World War II and defined feminine beauty in terms that would not offend soldiers overseas. Fox went as far as to excise a montage sequence in which the influential columnist Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb) helps make...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is basically the same, as is the lesson that attends it: attachment is always ambivalent. That is part of its satisfaction. End of story. Or, begin again. This article invokes Stanley Cavell’s classic account of the Hollywood comedy of remarriage in order to place Cholodenko’s trilogy within a wider popular...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 149–159.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Shana MacDonald Abstract This article looks at the work of the Drunk Feminist Film (DFF) collective from Toronto, Canada. DFF screenings offer interactive in‐person and online events that combine watching popular Hollywood films with simultaneous live commentary, audience participation, and hashtag...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the techniques and tropes of Hollywood melodrama, Anglo-American feminist film criticism provides useful critical frameworks for reading the series, even as such readings necessitate a broadening of the terms of aesthetic and political debates around melodrama and African media, as well as complicate Anglo...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
... filmmaking—and, indeed, in Hollywood—through her professional and personal ideology, her relationship with Roger Corman, and her marginalized place in film history. In so doing, this article provides an interventional model for the reconceptualization of film histories and archives through a feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to the recurrent loner figure of his pre-Hollywood film roles, where he is presented as vulnerable and accessible to audience identification because he is incomplete and always developing. Crowe's work in L.A. Confidential sustains his star emergence by negotiating violent temperament and vulnerable authenticity...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
...K K Seet The rarely analyzed Asian horror film, which has had great impact on international film audiences recently as a result of Hollywood remakes, is increasingly mired in the milieu of home and hearth, leading to a new Asian variation of the domestic gothic. With specific reference to Japan's...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in Hollywood, she exploited the new possibilities of mass media—films, paperbacks, newspapers, and magazines—to simultaneously promote herself and her sexual agenda. Furthermore, she used her films to eroticize cinematic structures of spectatorship. Laura Horak is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film...