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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... representative film, Sacrificed Youth (青春祭, 1985), exploring its complicated negotiation with the socialist legacy and new post-Mao discourses. With a highly subjective and documentary experimental style, the film articulates a double critique of political and cultural uniformity during the Cultural Revolution...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
... cinema when it was published in 1979. In 1981, she directed her first film, The Drive to Win, about the life of a woman basketball player. After another period teaching in the Academy, she completed her second film, Sacrificed Youth, in 1985. After this, she spent a year in France, and returned...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
...-identification of the individuals who advanced Sacrificed Youth (Zhang Nuanxin, 1985) the ideas listed. Indeed, direct quotation of speakers is very rare in the 13 report, and only occurs in examples of ideas attributed to "everyone," "the vast majority of comrades" or at least "very many comrades...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... For example, the film Sacrificed Youth gives very positive connotations to self-adornment and making oneself attractive to the opposite sex, connecting this to the process of self-discovery and self-awareness that for many Western women has involved rejec• tion of the very same thing. Hu...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 1988
... much to do with my own choice, you know. I'd been working in the countryside until I'd given up all hope. I wanted to leave desperately. That's why when people make nostalgic films about the experience down in the countryside like Sacrificed Youth, I feel they're very false. Really. I want to go...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... domestic gesture (cook- ing, cleaning, shopping) sacrificed for his benefit. Clarissa is frozen in that moment in the past that she equates with youth, happiness, and Richard. To return to that look in the mirror, we now see more fully what is lacking in her reflec­ tion: a moment of happiness...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
... her breasts as if she lays them out as gifts for him or touches them for her own pleasure. She is blonde and large eyed, alone in an anonymous room, crystallizing his fantasies. Her mature body and full hips, her adult femaleness, are in contrast to his youthful fragility. The room is strongly lit...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... ju) have been the most important narra- tive form in postsocialist China and have been central in construct- ing the meaning of love within mainstream culture. Romantic love is particularly important in the genres of the youth drama (qingqun ouxiang ju) and the marriage-­love drama (hunlian ju...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 6–23.
Published: 01 May 1995
... conducted barely a week after the outbreak of the 1992 uprising in Los Angeles, what kind of politics he thought the area's (inner) city youth would produce in the wake of the upheaval. Davis, who traced with unrelenting verve and pa- nache the southern California city's political lineage in City...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 1988
... it would be fairly easy to get it past all the censors. Also, I've always had a feeling that life is like a dream. It's always disappearing. Youth disappears. Life itself disap• pears. I was interested in the fact that after just following orders for a long time, he suddenly finds himself alone...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
..., but a larger sense of community or social identity is rendered ludicrous. Margaret is no longer within a community at all. Style as Resistance Dick Hebdige, in Subculture: The Meaning of Style, describes the func- tion of style as resistance for youth subcultures in post-war England through...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
... the “facts.” Ironically, the real murderers behind the savage crime are the white men with posh accents and tailored suits. At the visual register, however, they cannot terrify us in the same way as the ominous African youth who carry out the execution. From a for- malist perspective...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... in this movie, one might say that only Iowa turned in a good performance as Oklahoma. In that state, about one year after Twister’s release, the McCaughey septuplets were born to youthful parents (twenty-seven and twenty-nine) who already had a two-year-old daughter. Since the McCaugheys did not techni...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
... experiencers, MIAs from the Vietnam War, immigrants, Holocaust survivors, youth gangs, transsexuals, junkies, Kevorkianists, those suffering from multiple personality disorder, and PWAs (persons with AIDS)-all these have been represented as pos- sessed of (or by) forms of “life” that are not quite...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
...”? The Blue Eyes of Yonta centers around Yonta, a beautiful young woman who has recently left school, started working, and become enamored with western luxuries such as cars, clothes, and discos. However, Yonta is also attracted to Vicente, her father’s youthful friend and former hero...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... by the portly, piano-playing “Night Owl” Wil- son. I vividly recall my youthful indignation, head propped stiffly on a pillow, when witnessing for the first time the appalling rep- resentations of black women in John Stahl’s Imitation of Life. The exploitation of the black Delilah (Louise Beavers...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
...) is one of the Western educated intel- lectuals who spearheaded the Chinese Enlightenment. Hu Shi’s status as the “father” of the vernacular movement was established instantly when he published “Some Modest Proposals for the Reform of Literature” in New Youth in 1917.36 The “modest pro- posals...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... as their on-screen performances. As Stud- lar points out, the press constantly manipulated Pickford’s private life to promote the illusions of her youthful authenticity and erotic innocence — an increasingly Sisyphean task considering the star’s advanced age during the height of her popularity as “Our Little...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... agent en route to meet a football star at Temple University. The woman’s youth underscores her extraor- dinary success in what was once a male-dominated profession. Moreover, her intention to manage the young athlete’s career prefigures the way that David’s own life was managed, at least tac- itly...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... of modern youth, but the vast amount of equipment it requires takes it out of the flexible and freewheeling category of folk music.34 Folk, fans claim, may be the sound of the future just as it has been a sound of the present and the past, part of the way that spacers will maintain their roots...