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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Elisabeth Windle Douglas McGrath’s 2006 film Infamous recounts Truman Capote’s research travels to Kansas in the late 1950s. In opposition to the “effemiphobic” rhetoric of many contemporary gay cultures, Infamous highlights Capote’s effeminacy and relationships with women as creatively...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and internal memos) of women story editors such as Dorothy Hechtlinger, Alice Young, Jacqueline Babbin, and Janet Wood in conjunction with the historical work of David Waterman and Erin Hill, as well as the theoretical model Michel Foucault posits in his essay on the criminal notices of obscure “infamous men...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
... of the infamous photos of Abu Ghraib, investigates the frame that creates the figure of the “cluster fuck”—a hopeless entanglement of sexualized yet inept forces—that proves the most eloquent figure of the American entanglement in Iraq. Morris's film can help us discover the difference between a frame...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
...Melissa Phruksachart This article studies Breakfast at Tiffany’s (dir. Blake Edwards, US, 1961) to examine the constitutive role Mickey Rooney’s yellowface performance of Mr. Yunioshi plays in shoring up the infamous brand of white femininity embodied by Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
... dead and buried, the congress revealed the ongoing legacy that concerns about voice and representation hold for experimen- tal media. For Congress organizers the second time around, many of whom lived through the infamously tumultuous congress, the specter of was ever- present: What...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 6–11.
Published: 01 May 1994
... to sensationalize the purported normalization (with its own innumerable problems and pitfalls) of gayness. He takes on the now infamous (banned from broadcast network television) “Strangers” episode in which two gay men (Wlodarz’s “smokin’ tokens”) are shown in bed sharing a post...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and submission — ­a crucial feature of Glyn’s sexual doctrine. At times, she treats Paul as a “great big, beautiful baby” (26) or as “her worshipping slave” (73). She resembles Sacher von Masoch’s infamous “Venus in Furs,” inspired by another com- manding Slavic monarch, Catherine the Great...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 151–159.
Published: 01 May 2008
... mat.” In response, Warhol “let out one of his infamous half giggle, half cackle and said, ‘Yeah, me too.’ ” Much of the allure of Davis’s hilarious text stems from its convincing incorporation of known or probable details about Warhol into the ever-accommodating autobiography of Dr...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the allure of the CarnPrévert partnership. While some acknowledge the sig- nificance of Arletty’s stardom only to cast Carné as its custodian, others define Arletty’s career according to the actress’s infamous affair with a German officer during France’s occupation.17 Keith Reader, in particular...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... evokes Benjamin’s deadly female seduc- tress precisely at the most culturally resonant moment of Marie Antoinette: as the protagonist utters her infamous (and apocry- phal) phrase, “Let them eat cake.” Unlike in Benjamin’s exam- ple of the smiling courtesan, however, the image in the film...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 166–173.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., another aspect of the spectacle of war that Jeffords discusses is the infamous “body count.” Unlike other wars, where progress would be marked by geography, “performance” was measured during the Vietnam War in bodies con- quered, and “anything counted as a body-arm, leg, torso...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 148–157.
Published: 01 September 1985
... which “documented” a women’s labor dispute. Also in 1973, Mary Kelly began the Posh-Partum Document, a six part, 135 piece accountlanaiysis of her relationship with her son. A six-year project, the Document has been exhibited in various forms, first as a single part (the infamous “Dirty...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 20–31.
Published: 01 December 1982
... already made infamous that demonstrates a relationship betwcen sexual ambivalence and editing from Number Two. The husband bends his wife forward over a washing machine, apparently forcing her to com- ply sexually with a desire that is not hers. The interpretation of violence...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
...- tations of outbursts followed by discussions of emotion particularly structures the series’ infamous reunion episodes. Reunions are the 166  •  Camera Obscura highest-­rated episodes of Real Housewives, which indicates some- thing about how affect...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
.... As the two women clasp hands, they swear their loyalty and furiously engage in the infamously pornographic act of scissoring. The symmetrical movements of their bodies, clasped hands echoed in intimate fusing, frame the position as an ardent, ever-kept oath. The conventional heteropatriarchal encoding...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 197–208.
Published: 01 May 2007
... events in Philadelphia. It was on that project that I learned to shoot with a Portopac and edit open-reel black-and-white video. Friends 202  •  Camera Obscura taught me how to edit at state-funded media access facilities in New York City and at the infamous Lanesville, New York, center...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
... of the woman’s film and star biopic deploy irony, distanciation, and hybridization to question and critique those norms. A major con- tention of my article is that Haynes’s self-conscious recontextual- izations of generic conventions of the woman’s film and the star biopic, as well as his infamous use of dolls...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and, while consuming a plate of lox and bagels, enthused, “Isn’t this great? I don’t care what [people] say about me as long as they spell my name right.”3 A Star Is Porn • 117 Al Goldstein, publisher of Screw magazine and infamous entrepreneur of porn...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 4–19.
Published: 01 January 1992
... have a who as a coherent category of identity, what you do and how you do it may never be investigated.” An infamous 1988 Cosmopolitan magazine article on women and AIDS provides the starting point for Treichler’s consideration of mainstream AIDS representations of gen- der...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 124–160.
Published: 01 September 1993
... doesn’t smell. In her account of the dig, Kelly adds that the label also aligns this find with an infamous piece of Dejecta art which remains lost, one entitled “Pecunia Olet,” from the series Interim by an unknown feminist artist “rumored to have had a penchant...