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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Brenda Longfellow Chantal Akerman’s last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/ France, 2015), a film that is now impossibly freighted with the news of her suicide, provides a poignant reflection on many of the themes and formal strategies that Akerman has employed throughout her storied career. Shot...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 13–29.
Published: 01 May 2019
... together, from shooting the stage performance of Letters Home in 1986 to the process of combining images and sounds in Akerman’s final works, the film No Home Movie (France/Belgium) and the multichannel installation piece Now , both 2015. Works mentioned include D’Est ( From the East , France/Belgium, 1993...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 91–97.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of working, especially on documentary and installation pieces; her preference for frontal shots; her lack of interest in rules, realism, and character psychology; and her humor. The tribute closes with the filmmaker’s own words on her last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/France, 2015). Chantal Akerman...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and publicity that surrounded Tierney’s transformation. It argues that her shifting star image accommodated the different conceptions of the Laura character both at diegetic and extradiegetic levels, but made haute couture beauty accessible to the home front by concealing an ornamental process of female...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 181–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
... to Freud Housing collections of past experiences, shoring against that which is perpetually evanescent, the memory is an archive. One of the many things I have collected in mine over the years is a series of repeated viewings of, or returns to, the home movies lodged at the Freud Museum...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... contemporary Hollywood films, B-movies, vintage porn, home movies, ephemeral films, as well as Hoolboom’s own experimen- tal films. These multiple frames feed the viewer a plethora of diverse visual sensations. They include disintegrating and morphing Copyright © 2003 by Camera Obscura Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2007
...- old silent movie never fails to stir a classroom audience. Over the course of the semester, the initial issues that emerge from our discussions of the film attain a deeper, more charged level of dis- course. Reactions to Brakhage’s filming of his wife Jane’s labor and at-home delivery...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Farmer, Com- mitted [US]; Mark Rappaport’s 1992 Rock Hudson’s Home Movies [US] and his 1995 From the Journals of Jean Seaberg [US]; Joan Bra- derman’s 1993 video Joan Sees Stars [US]) recognizes the ideologi- cal instabilities in the star biography genre—its reliance on scan- dal and misrecognition...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
... the edges"-much like a home-movie. The camera roams freely, and we see the mother's body in intimate detail. The sound-track moves from the sounds of mother and child playing in the bath to the breathing and moaning sounds of childbirth. A visual metaphor that appears to offer...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 1997
.... Media and Performance : Along the Border by Johannes Birringer. Johns Hopkins UP, 1998. Home Movies and Other Necessary Fictions by Michelle Citron. U of Minne- sota P, 1998. ldeology and Inscription: “Cultural Studies ” after Benjamin, de Man, and Bakhtin by Tom Cohen. Cambridge UP...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., inserts herself between the two halves. Her voice-over fantasy about being Erik Estrada “rushing on my motorcycle to save the life of some girl who desperately needed to be rescued” is accompanied by home movie footage of a young girl (quite likely Benning herself) riding a tricycle around the liv...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... into close proximity after years of dispersion) and his sense in surveying the “home movies” that the family looks out of place against the European landscape. These sentiments later lead him to realize that his family does not t in the Chinese land- scape either. After the relatively...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 72–85.
Published: 01 September 1983
... are looking at photographs and laughing at the wedding. Can you describe the relationships between the girls on the boat, the wedding, and the home movie footage? MK: The home movie footage is ofmy best friend and me when we were 11 or 12. The girls on the boat are arranged that way because of the home...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Robert- son s diary is also explicitly made for audiences. Although shot in Super 8mm, capturing the rhythms and rituals of the home (baking bread, birthday parties, growing Sweet Mama squash), the small gauge is harnessed for tasks that extend far beyond its I m Washing My Dishes and Making a Movie...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 153–156.
Published: 01 December 2006
... time and place. In addi- tion, the fact that quite a few of these artists were married to men involved in the American avant-garde almost guaranteed that their work would be dismissed as simple home movie – like play with the camera and treated accordingly. But more relevant to a discussion...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
... on it." It was very much about "not caring" about your first efforts, and not spending a lot of money. I found that very liberating: and Super 8 was a cheap, incred- ibly fascinating medium which brought together the whole home movie aesthetic with this underground porno thing. I didn't...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... vigorous expressions of lesbian subjectivity, creativity, kinship, and intimacy. Her documentaries show the intrepid investigator Hammer discovering queer plenty in the archive. She draws on an astonishingly wide range of evidence, from interviews, letters, newspaper clippings, and photographs to home...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 157–165.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the stuff of home movies and repurposed for avant-­garde films. Many of the women’s film festivals included workshops on how to make films or videos; these events were great for momentary confidence building and skills sharing but had little lasting effect on the film world’s gender imbalances...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... in the images we see, the narrator gives us the sense that she is looking at the same images, creating a sense of familiarity, as if we were all in the same room with a hum- ming projector and reels of home movies. We then see a young girl with an oversized pink bow in her hair and a flower in her hand...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
..., along with a video, perhaps just a “home movie” of the photographic shoot: John looks dis- dainfully at scenes from the video of giggling, half-naked young women. More disturbingly, though, the home movie also reveals a nasty power struggle between Hughie and the photographer over control of both...