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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... themselves in the form of spatial hauntings in such narratives, they can be said to resemble the workings of trauma whereby deeply disturbing past experiences continually disrupt the present. This essay argues that the Paranormal Activity film franchise (US, 2007–12) is animated less by the hermeneutics...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Linda Liu Occult Anxieties and the Recessionary Imaginary in the Paranormal Activity Franchise. No. 90: pp. 61 – 91 Diana Adesola Mafe Race and the First-Person Shooter: Challenging the Video Gamer in BioShock Infinite. No. 89: pp. 89 – 123 Mauro Resmini Reframing the New French...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
... unexpected fervor with The X-Files (which debuted in 1993) and its stories of externally perceived aliens invading from outer space. A film noir, paranoid detective scenario centered on reports of UFO sightings and paranormal events, the program garnered...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
... like an animate “something that ought to have remained hidden but has come to light;”94and “when primitive beliefs which have been surmounted seem once more to be c~nfirmedThe last point refers to a belief in ghosts, gods, or any paranormal activity which is as- sumed to have...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 96–119.
Published: 01 May 1993
... and doing miscellaneous office tasks [Figure 21. John Walsh walks through this scene of industrious activity as he addresses the viewer. The studio is staged as a workplace in which the viewer can intervene with information and participate in police decision-making...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
... seen were never so unruly, the revival does provide a community space in which people interact with one another and the performer on stage. In a sense, as Waite’s commentary suggests, memories of Elvis and his legendary pedormance style legitimate this activity. His incorpo- ration...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 77–105.
Published: 01 December 2023
... is invited to dramatically shift their affective affinity from the dizzying intensity of new desire and love to repulsion toward Vore. Tina, unaware of Vore's activities, helps the police to identify and find the pedophile ring through their supernatural sense of smell. As Vore's involvement is revealed...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 42–74.
Published: 01 May 1997
...-Files capitalizes on and contributes to pop-cultural preoccu- pation with aliens. Although Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate a variety of paranormal cases for the FBI, the series’ underlying theme is the governmental conspiracy surrounding the alien presence.2...