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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161-187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mauro Resmini This article examines a recent tendency in contemporary art cinema—the New French Extremity (NFE)—and focuses specifically on a critique of the scholarly discourse that has flourished around it in recent years. The fundamental argument of this discourse can be summarized as follows...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93-121.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ros Murray This article assesses the impact and import of 1970s French feminist video collectives, focusing on the relationship between technology, subjectivity, and embodiment. It investigates how early portable video technology provided the tools for an exploration of subjectivity as collective...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 237-244.
Published: 01 May 1979
... The Camera Obscura Collective French Feminism Syntactical hesitation: Ywelthey. The third person plural signifies dis- tance, taking French feminists as the object of a discourse. The first person plural signifies solidarity, describing the women I have loved and with whom I have worked...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117-151.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ora Gelley The French director Catherine Breillat has in recent years become a kind of figurehead for what has been perceived by many as a new trend in contemporary European cinema toward extreme representations of violence and graphic sexuality. As a consequence of the controversy provoked by...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1-31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Chang's films seem rather too insistent on positioning her within the bounds of propriety, we need only look to their extreme dependence upon modes of corporeal display that push those very bounds for the reason why. More than any other performer of her time, Chang was identified with new, unfamiliar...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 134-141.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Jane Weinstock Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar, 1988) Out of Her Mind: Fantasies of the 26th New York Film Festival by Jane Weinstock You could say it was the Year of the Other at the New...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169-179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... designed by Pierre Alechinsky for EXPRMNTL I N PRACTI CE: FESTIVALS, FILM, FEMI N I SM How EXPRMNTL Made the Small Coastal Town of Knokke the Scene for Radical Artistic New Waves and Political Sea Changes Gerda Johanna Cammaer The small Belgian coastal town of...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129-157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... openly rebels against the unreasonable patriarchal rigidity of her father and her religion. Courtesy Margaret Herrick Library The Americanization of Tsuru Aoki: Orientalism, Melodrama, Star Image, and the New Woman Sara Ross The film career of Tsuru Aoki in the teens and twenties...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 191-202.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Dana Polan Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 ij I Complexity and Contradiction in Mass-Culture Analysis: On len Ang's Watching Dallas (New York: Methuen, 1985) Dana Polan There seem to be two very different books in len Ang's...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105-149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Page 105 Turkish Cinema in the New Europe: Visualizing Ethnic Conflict in Sinan Çetin’s Berlin in Berlin Angelica Fenner The Turkish media landscape underwent sweeping changes in the 1990s, the...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1-29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... article titled On the Modernization of Film Language, introducing the French New Wave and Ital- ian neorealism and promoting experimentation with modern film form and language.1 In 1981, she spearheaded a subjective- documentary experimental film practice with her highly regarded feature debut, Drive to...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1-23.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Collins First appearing on the air in 1947, Dione Lucas was one of the earliest television cooking-show hosts. As a business owner, single mother, influential salesperson, and highly respected professional in her field (Julia Child referred to Lucas as “the mother of French cooking in...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65-91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... world of convention without any basis for understanding that world’s logic. The principle of their acting is thus closer to that of the theater of the absurd, which is acknowledged to have con- stituted the immediate inspiration for the French New Wave, and which in the Czech context is best...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97-125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Chester French gure Brooklyn is depicted. Courtesy of Andrea Geyer Censoring Purity • Many of the sculptures for which Munson posed remain among New York’s most visible landmarks nearly a century after their creation...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69-101.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kristi McKim Hirokazu Kore-eda's 1998 film After Life stylistically cites canonical Japanese films (especially that of Yasujiro Ozu), while heralding the cinema's role in both photogenically defamiliarizing the familiar and naturalizing the new. Set in a way station between heaven and earth and...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35-63.
Published: 01 December 2016
...April Durham As a form of creative practice, collaboration holds the promise to extend capacities, challenge hierarchies, and create new forms of community. At best, however, it is a fraught experiment frankly characterized by discord and strife, often reinstating the same power dynamics it seeks...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109-133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... neutral new media technologies. Technophilic television programs like 24 , which create pleasure out of paranoia and dramas out of identification, employ digital special effects sequences like FRSs to demonstrate the power of both cinema and science to reveal hidden identities. These identities are often...
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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 (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1-31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... several new approaches to the subject. First, it examines Deren's afterlife on the Internet (or “Virtual Maya”), exploring various categories of relation to her work: transmission, reconstruction, and recreation. Second, it explores Deren's shape shifting, or her ability to continually transform herself...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27-59.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Rebecca Wanzo Issa Rae's web series The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011–13), initially posted on YouTube, and Lena Dunham's Girls (HBO, 2012–) are examples of the precarious-girl comedy in the new millennium. These sitcoms depict women experiencing a prolonged girlhood produced not only...