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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 is...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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 as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Cynthia 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, and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Voices 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... rooms, barely conscious 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., 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 and arguments, and what makes this issue unique? Lynne: The issue examines how the televisual project...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
... characters escape this affliction). Only mulatta lesbianhransvestites fail to find eventual sobriety in recovery from love addiction to those unavailable. For these black femme fatales, sans black family, elders, children, or friends, love is the transparent dependency...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
... viewers across class lines and educational backgrounds to be addicted to mainstream documentary forms. College educated viewers, the usual audience for PBS, seem to 225 be even more insistent about what is correct documentary form than other viewers of my work. I analyzed the political...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2013) 28 (3 (84)): 33–65.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of a drug overdose in 1923. In the kind of blurring of fiction 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1993) 11 (2 (32)): 124–160.
Published: 01 September 1993
... hostile media theorists 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2006) 21 (1 (61)): 147–182.
Published: 01 May 2006
... (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, and incest. Daisy commits suicide, Lisa returns...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2001) 16 (1 (46)): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2001
... simply to brief appearances as supermarket checkout girls, prostitutes, or drug addicts. Souviens-toi de moi is exceptional in this respect because it is, to my knowledge, the only feature film directed (and released) by a beur woman, and it is also the first beur...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... couple on her cellular phone. Once she is in the thick of a storm that only the most dispassionate rationalist or extreme adrenaline addict could weather, we hear her try to maintain a trademark therapeu- tic composure while coaching a couple through the emotional tempest that threatens to split...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
... does not shy away from difficult aspects of Gulpilil’s life in his community. Viewers learn that he has experienced forms of loss and exclusion within the Yolngu world as a consequence of his career as an actor. These costs include separation from his family, addiction to drugs and alcohol...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... tarnished by her mother’s sick addiction to celebrity. In Touch Weekly quotes an “insider”: “ ‘Encouraged by her mom, Kris, Kim has become a fame-­addicted, money-­hungry monster. . . . She has lost touch with reality.’ Once a fun-­loving socialite who enjoyed spending time with friends, Kim...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2001) 16 (2 (47)): 133–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., 1991), followed by the sequel, Black Cat II (dir. Shin, 1992), and then remade again by Holly- wood as Point of No Return (dir. John Badham, 1993). The original film tells the story of a young street waif, Nikita (Anne Parillaud), who runs with a gang of thuggish drug addicts and kills a police...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2002) 17 (2 (50)): 155–189.
Published: 01 September 2002
... relate to Faith, the “magic word” woman who determines his personal 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...