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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jodi Brooks The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) is Lisa Cholodenko's most commercial film to date and has been the most divisive in its reception. Pitched as a film of and for the times, the film has been celebrated for its portrayal of a lesbian family unit and taken to task for its homonormativity...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lee Wallace Lisa Cholodenko’s three films High Art (US, 1998), Laurel Canyon (US, 2002), and The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) all tell the same story: a sexual and emotional ingenue arrives in a tightly circumscribed social world that both resembles and departs from a conventional family. At its...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 184–185.
Published: 01 December 2014
... 2014 Volume Index Volume 29 corresponds to issues 85 – 87 Jodi Brooks The Kids Are All Right, the Pursuits of Happiness, and the Spaces Between. No. 85: pp. 111 – 35 Juliana Chang I Dreamed I Was Wanted: Flower Drum Song  and Specters of Modernity. No. 87: pp...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 137–159.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Jenkins, US, 2007 infidelity (Your Friends and Neighbors), divorce (The Squid and the Whale [dir. Noah Baumbach, US, 2005 and same-­sex marriage (The Kids Are All Right [dir. Lisa Cholodenko, US, 2010 In examples like these, characters are often weighed down by self-­assumed expec- tations about...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
...-based identifications. Children know their status as kids is one they will someday leave behind for adulthood, and all adults were once young. Adults imagine and reimagine the "child within," while youths strive, at certain times and in particular ways and places, to be more adult-like. Indeed...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... that in the wake of the 1989 United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, international standards do not aim to abolish all child labor as violative of human rights. Instead, they advocate prioritizing and eliminating “those aspects of child work that are truly abusive...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... that there might be an alternative, but Rucks s nar- ration makes it clear that he doesn t think much of it: You re won- dering if there ain t some other way out of this mess. It s all right. I can tell. But why would you even want another way, unless . . . Unless you wanted to stay here? With us? That s sweet...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
... facilitation of consumption in an era of state-mandated austerity. Michael Litwack is a doctoral candidate in modern culture and media at Brown University, where he is currently working on a dissertation titled “Racial Technics: Biopolitics and Technology in the Long Civil Rights Era.” His research...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
... radical by Saturday morning TV standards. Far more radical is the Penny cartoon which follows the monster sequence, for it contains a virtual manifesto on kid’s rights- it takes up the questions of why kids don’t have the right to live where they want to live, to go to school...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
..., and business. (And yes, the Playhouse regulars go “camping” in one episode, building a fire right in the middle of the Playhouse.) Booth sums up his description of camp and the camp persona thus, “All his life, the camp person remains a naughty child checking his elders” (57...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
..., was passed around the circle so that all could get a chance to look at the “tiny tiny tiny TV set” through its distorting lens. Kids grabbed for grapes or raced to the bathroom. To adult eyes, this mode of reception may appear haphazard or lackadaisical. If, however, a parent...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 250–273.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of the murder. He had heard from friends at Milpitas High that a corpse was in the hills. “All the kids wanted to go up and see her,” he said. “As soon as I saw it was a body and not a mannequin, I went straight to the police This killing of a high school student, Marcy Conrad, by another...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., with its focus on neighborhood crimes, and a protective concern for their children: What's going on in the world? I don't understand it all, so I don't like to listen to that. I watch-like those little kids-that gets to me. I want to know about it. Or if there's...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 1988
... interested in people. I don't just ask if things are right or wrong, I want to know why someone thinks the way they do and why they are the way they are, as an individual. 38 CB:It seems that all the young directors are interested in individuality of character these days. Why do you think...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., Politics, and Economics of America’s Only TV Channel for Kids (2004) and is the author of Saturday Morning Censors: Television Regulation before the V-Chip (1998) and Shaking the World for Jesus: Media and Conservative Evangelical Culture (2004). She is currently writing a book on right-wing...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
... and work within the marriage. We hear Elliot’s controlling narrative: “I feel like she’s on me all the time. Like I can’t do anything right.” Here we have a flashback to Elliot’s abortive attempt to make his son a peanut butter sandwich: “Don’t you know by now he only likes grape jelly...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 151–193.
Published: 01 December 2001
... 151 05-Hendershot.sh 150-193 =44pg 4/18/01 4:02 PM Page 152 152 • Camera Obscura demand. Yet in spite of all their differences, queer leftists and right-wing fundamentalists do seem to share at least one belief: gayness and Christianity do...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... appear to love participating in her shows and their parents to encourage that.32 In a North American interview she asserted, "All children have rights. I need to tell them that they are important. I need to tell them that they have power "33 But, as her designation as "Queen" already suggests...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
... stock footage of blonde American youth mouthing "I pledge alle- giance to the American flag," and enigmatic visual and voice-over paranoid, surveillance rehashes of The Silence ofthe Lambs, both the Thomas Harris novel and the Jonathan Demme movie. Mixed...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 178–213.
Published: 01 May 1992
... The Perfumed Nightmare energizes all the kids in his poor Philippine village by getting them to band together in a Wernher von Braun fan club (all irony about the kids’ adulation for a Nazi turned NASA scientist intended). Even with all its known failings (and the ones it tries...