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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...China Medel This article examines the role of image culture in producing collective memory and opportunities for transnational solidarity in Alex Rivera’s science fiction film about the US-Mexico borderlands, Sleep Dealer (US/Mexico, 2008). The article shows that the film offers two contrasting...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... (US, Tina Mabry’s Mississippi Damned (US, Cherien Dabis’s Amreeka (US/Canada, Zeina Durra’s The Imperialists Are Still Alive (US, Suzi Yoonessi’s Dear Lemon Lima (US, Dennis Dortch’s A Good Day to Be Black and Sexy (US, Jennifer Phang’s Half Life (US, Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer (US...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 1990
..., and the relationship between cinema and children’s sleep.* Reverend William H. Short obtained funding for the program under the auspices of the Motion Picture Research Council in 1928. It seems that Short intended the research to provide ammunition for a campaign against the film industry. During 1933...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
... is female. The most striking aspect of Three Men and a Baby, on first viewing, is the explicitness with which the film reveals men’s desire to usurp women’s procreative function. In the scene where the three men, having become unwittingly involved with drug dealers, attempt...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... in both Winter Sleep- ers and Run Lola Run, signifies a model for masculinity that seeps from Winter Sleepers to Run Lola Run. In Winter Sleepers, Ferch plays Marco, a ski instructor who has difficulty communicating with the women in his life, as illustrated in scenes in which Marco expresses his...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... estranged lovers, a poor man’s final coin handed to a blackjack dealer, or a tear finally shed after years of repression. In melodrama, the everyday surface comes to symbolize an under- lying emotional and spiritual realm through the overinvestment of significance and affect in the smallest gesture...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Overly coddled by his mother and community, he simply lacks worldliness and is clueless when it comes to Esty's needs. But he makes an effort to learn. When forced at Moishe's behest to spend some time with a sex worker in Berlin, Yanky does not sleep with her and instead requests that she teach him what...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 191–217.
Published: 01 May 2024
... different position when he decides not to disclose his sexual orientation to a heterosexual white woman he meets and sleeps with from a different dating app. When the woman's racial fetishism and homophobia become increasingly apparent to Kwame, he shares with the woman that he is gay. Though he insists...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 12–41.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Alexander Sebastian, a friend of her father’s who had been fond of her in the past. In the Hitchcock version, Alex was an expatriate German Nazi determined to keep Nazism alive. Lifetime’s remake presented him as a rogue Russian arms dealer, operating after the breakup of the Soviet...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... to Idina.”11 Every local review of the current touring production, including those in the Washington Post, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Boston Globe, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, has com- mented on the scores of girls (typically described in time...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
... remember anything but bits and pieces of their lives. The premise of the story is that Nosferatu-like aliens, bald and ghastly and dressed in black over- coats, are in charge of the “reality” of the city, putting the people to sleep at uncertain midnights and slipping out to change their memories...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 41–74.
Published: 01 September 1993
... or his image, as Vince Vega does when he spends several minutes in Mia’s bathroom posing before her mirror and earnestly talking himself out of sleeping with her. Of course, when he returns to the living room, the whole situation has changed; she has overdosed on his heroin...