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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Said, and Stanley Cavell, this essay proposes that these films pessimistically comment on the changing phenomenology of our cultural relationship to our minds and bodies, fantastically depicting them not only as commodifiable but as made out of lifeless, object-like entities in the first place...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... is basically the same, as is the lesson that attends it: attachment is always ambivalent. That is part of its satisfaction. End of story. Or, begin again. This article invokes Stanley Cavell’s classic account of the Hollywood comedy of remarriage in order to place Cholodenko’s trilogy within a wider popular...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 240–241.
Published: 01 December 1982
.... Mindscreen: Bergman, Godard, and First-Person Film by Bruce Kawin. Princeton University Press. Princeton, 1978. Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy ojRemarriage by Stanley Cavell. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 198I. 7wo or Three Things I Know about Her: Analysis...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 1995
...: The Hollywood Drama of the Unknown Woman by Stanley Cavell. University of Chicago Press, 1997. $14.95. Australian Television and International Mediascapes by Stuart Cunningham and Elizabeth Jacka. Cambridge University Press, 1996. $19.95. The Third Eye: Race, Cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and perspectives.3 Moreover, the everydayness and the ethical dimen- sions of the women’s stories that Holofcener tells offer a sharp cri- tique of the smart film’s ironic and dissimulative pose. I use “ethics” in a sense that is broadly derived from Stanley Cavell’s notion of “perfectionism,” which argues...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... further and argue that romantic comedy itself may be a melancholy genre. This argu- ment flies in the face of traditional theories of romantic comedy, advanced most forcefully by Stanley Cavell, which point to the upbeat utopian aspirations of the genre. As Cavell puts it, speaking...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to achieve a deviation from the state of affairs, or is the goal to return to what already exists, warmed over and reenchanted? As Stanley Cavell has indicated in his study of the remar- riage film, this logic has no better expression than in the bedroom comedies of the classical Hollywood period...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of a group of these films, which he calls “the melodrama of the unknown woman,” Stanley Cavell argues that the position of women in relation to conflicting worlds is different from that of men: “The position of woman is neither that of exiles nor of immigrants: unlike the immigrant, the woman’s...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... that Rob- ertson invokes, it is repetition that inversely makes the world, that imbues it with significance. If, following Stanley Cavell, we consider repetition as an ontological category of human experience itself, in which repetition is what we are, what we have to offer, making and remaking the world...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the chapter on The Awful Truth in Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981), 229 – 63. Cavell discusses the comedy of remarriage’s transformation of festival into festivity. 134  •  Camera Obscura...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 34–49.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., 1984. Calder, Robert. Willie: The Life of W. Somerset Maugham. London: Heinemann, 1989. Cavell, Stanley. The Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Re- marriage. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 198 1. Cohen, Ed. “Writing Gone Wilde: Homoerotic Desire in the Closet of Repre...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... 1, 318; vol. 19, 24-25 and 53; vol. 20, 137. 21. Freud, vol. 20, 133-37. 22. Stanley Cavell, Pursuits of Happiness: The Hollywood Comedy of Re- 249 marriage (Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1981) 248. 23. Knowles 178. 24. I Married an Angel was conceived by Rodgers, Lorenz Hart...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., 1999), 251; emphasis original. 28. Copjec’s account is in some aspects similar to that of the subgroup of melodramas that Stanley Cavell characterizes as questioning society, as the negation of conversation, and as the refusal of marriage in Contesting Tears...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... and the Maternal Melodrama,” Cinema Journal 24, no. 1 (1994): 2 – 27. See also Stanley Cavell, “Stella’s Taste: Reading Stella Dallas,” in Contesting Tears: The Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996), 197 – 222. 43. Laura Mulvey, “Visual...