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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Victor Fan This article studies the success of the Twilight franchise in relation to the stardom of Robert Pattinson by proposing a model of interpretation called “the poetics of addiction.” The term addiction is used in this essay not as a top-down form of dependency but as a multilateral...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 71–99.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Hunter Hargraves This article charts the emergence of a subgenre of reality television, recovery television, in which individuals with compulsive behaviors or addictions to unhealthy substances are profiled and reformed through a staged intervention. It argues that recovery television...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
... cinema, while the love-addicted hero Christian relies on the sentimental codes of Bollywood masculinity. Our task in this article is to archive these less-visible debts and to query the logic of the absent/present form that Bollywood takes in this film, appearing as style but remaining obscure...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and addictive gameplay. As the latest installment in an award-winning franchise, BioShock Infinite entices players on reputation alone. Although the game's marketing presents it as a clichéd FPS game with a stereotypical white male hero and nonstop action, BioShock Infinite regularly interrogates its own models...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... Whether the relationships are straight, gay, or bisexual; maternal, paternal, or filial; motivated, situational, or opportunistic; whether the worlds they inhabit are those of art photography, popular music, or medicine; whether their compulsions are addictive, obsessive, or narcissistic; the common story...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Chris Censoring Purity. No. 79: pp. 97 – 125 Kathleen Collins A Kitchen of One’s Own: The Paradox of Dione Lucas. No. 80: pp. 1 – 23 Chris Dumas On Film Studies and the Unconscious. No. 81: pp. 39 – 67 Victor Fan The Poetics of Addiction: Stardom, “Feminized” Spectatorship...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... from Beyond the Grave: Virtual Tupac’s Live Performance at Coachella. No. 89: pp. 29 – 53 Johanna Gosse Pop, Collaboration, Utopia: Bruce Conner’s BREAKAWAY in 1960s Los Angeles. No. 89: pp. 1 – 27 Hunter Hargraves (TV) Junkies in Need of an Intervention: On Addictive...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
... with the situation of women to confront wider issues that are explicitly and implicitly gendered, such as obesity, addiction, sexual license, and superb grooming to name just a few of the themes discussed in this issue. Andi: Yes, what are the themes of the issue? How would you describe the issue s goals...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... enough to speak. We watched her crash and burn. Althea Flynt’s narrative (complete with needles, addiction, bruises, pills, and a hospital bed) mirrors Love’s own trauma and asks the star (and her fans) to remember and repeat, while giving value to the aesthetics of raunch, trash...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Valentino, “Woman and Love,” Photoplay, March 1922, 41 – 42, 106 – 7. The biographer Joan Hardwick says that Glyn ghosted parts of a Valentino article for Photoplay  but does not specify which article. Joan Hardwick, Addicted to Romance: The Life and Adventures of Elinor Glyn (London...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 124–160.
Published: 01 September 1993
... as a source of social “implosion” because it “absorbs all critical content and renders the medium impervious to critique What remains, argues Mark Crispin Miller, are TV’s addictive style and numbing habits of spectator- ship that flatten out history, purpose, and value: “TV negates the very...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2006
... own apartment. Her two friends, Susanna (Winona Ryder) and Lisa (Angelina Jolie), flee the institution and visit her. During Not a Dirty Secret  •  161 the visit, Lisa reveals the double secret connected to Daisy — her addiction to BN and laxatives...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 33–65.
Published: 01 December 2013
... and fact that made the application of film to life so appealing to the CCC, the film features Davenport as the wife of a famous lawyer whose addictions lead him to defend drug lords. In addition, the film concludes with a direct address by Davenport, out of character, about the dangers of drug...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
... blind love, a sort of perma- nent passionate obsession, for black femmes (depicted as hostile to the white heroes, his white women characters escape this affliction). Only mulatta lesbianhransvestites fail to find eventual sobriety in recovery from love addiction...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 155–189.
Published: 01 September 2002
... investment in the public sphere. Again, it is interesting to examine Lenny’s viewing of the newscast within a framework of habits and addiction. While Lenny’s general use of SQUID certainly could get him hooked on the technology, the SQUID clips seem merely to be the vehicle for his more potent...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 35–71.
Published: 01 September 2005
..., they start arguing: after the wedding, where Lucas was a witness, Paulo learned that his friend had become a heroin addict, and he reproaches him for that. Lucas, on the other hand, accuses Paulo of being insensitive to his problems, and the friends separate after a fight. On the doorstep Paulo finds...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2001
... in the majority of French films. Beur women are more often than not relegated without exception to secondary roles, if not simply to brief appearances as supermarket checkout girls, prostitutes, or drug addicts. Souviens-toi de moi is exceptional in this respect...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
... convey social relations in general. Showing the tape has led me to some interesting conclusions. Most important, television has conditioned viewers across class lines and educational backgrounds to be addicted to mainstream documentary forms. College educated...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 95–123.
Published: 01 September 2020
... and successful white- collar executive, cannot sustain his contact with Kafka (Byron Pang), a disoriented man addicted to methamphetamine who grew up in poverty with a fugitive father who commits suicide, a brother who deals drugs, and a mother with mental illness. Kafka cannot overcome his drug addiction...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 159–169.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of perspectives, challenging the monocultural perspectives of the 1975 films.22 These works focused on women s sexuality (Chick Addict [dir. Victoria Waghorn, 2009], Salome s Picnic [dir. Victoria Waghorn, 2008 queer and feminist pornography and the appro- priation of pornographic aesthetics (Thrash- Her [dir...