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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., and of porn studies' tendency to elide analysis of mainstream texts. Extensive industrial immersion (including interviews with thirty-eight filmmakers and industry insiders) and textual analysis illuminate industrial praxis to argue that the seemingly rigid conventions and taxonomies of mainstream adult video...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., it is often the most successful companies that have difficulty adapt- ing quickly. Companies like Playboy Enterprises, Vivid, Hustler, and Wicked have built their brands, and their revenue streams, largely on print and video sales. With declining DVD sales across the adult industry, some of the biggest...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... is Ron Jeremy, also known as “The Hedgehog,” twenty-three-year veteran of the “adult” film industry and arguably its most recognizable male icon: 47 years old, 5’7”, 200 pounds, and 9 inches. He has either directed or starred in over sixteen hundred pornographic features, and he has also released...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... those girls who are now six and seven, when they’re twenty-­six and forty-­six, to still be using computers as a tool.”3 At the same time, other women working in the video game industry objected to how companies creating “pink software” for girls were letting market research set...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Mary Desjardins Camera Obscura 2004 Mary Desjardins is associate professor of film and television studies at Dartmouth College. She is currently revising her forthcoming book, titled Recycled Stars: Female Stardom in the Age of Television and Video , and has published in journals...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... at children, Burdfield emphasizes that new media technologies and fan practices now allow such audiences to be vis- ible to the culture industries. There is little indication that the initial production of the show intended to attract adult male atten- tion. In this respect, MLPFIM represents a cult...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 169–177.
Published: 01 January 1988
... the television set itself is being used for many activities other than TV reception: home video, video games, homemade video, data banks and information services, and the whole range of possibilities about to open up with the future of computer-video interfacing. Traditionally, the home...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 1982
... hours [the monsters] place themselves at the disposition of the great military-industrial complexes.” Evidently, we are all monsters . The interview begins, punctuated with titles and occasional voice- over comments like, “Despite evidence to the contrary, the reporter is not asking real...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., I consider changes in the mediation of voice and the beauty aesthetic in music and televisual images of Houston. My analysis of televisual images considers the industrial practices of music television programming and the conven- tions of music video narratives...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., Sexumentary to Hit Stores on Tuesday, May 6th,” hendrixsextape, hendrixsextape.com (accessed June 2008). 5. The New York Times recognizes Vivid Entertainment Group as the nation’s leading producer of adult films, while Details magazine calls it the Microsoft of the porn industry...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 89–123.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in the gaming industry: “In an early study analyz- ing video-­game packaging, among stereotypical representations of women, Eugene F. Provenzo Jr. notes many muscular-­chested males armed with huge weapons, wearing torn clothing, and posed in dominant, aggressive stances.”9 Kirkland also mentions Derek...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
... experiment-Iger was banking on coaxing young adults back to the network and away from video rentals on Saturday nights- ABC did go through with it, and Iger was criticized by Roush in the spring, after China Beach and Twin Peaks fell victim to this program- ming innovation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Elena Gorfinkel American sexploitation cinema of the 1960s and early 1970s has gained a second life in the past two decades through a boom in video and DVD distribution and rerelease, and consequently a new, generationally distinct audience. This article proposes that what appeals to cult audiences...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 86–97.
Published: 01 September 1980
... shift from her face on the video monitor in the museum cafe to re-filmed video shots of an urban canal, a legacy of Britain’s first phase of industrialization and site for a time ellipsis to the 1830s. History is looked to, reconstructed, in order to say something to us now...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... to the photographers, and turns to straighten her train.1 The occasion is the 2010 Adult Video News (AVN) Camera Obscura 82, Volume 28, Number 1 doi 10.1215/02705346-2016942 © 2013 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 1 2  •  Camera Obscura Awards, the last ceremony for which...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 35–71.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... The Mutants starts with Andreia attempting suicide because The Adolescent as Postcolonial Allegory • 43 she is pregnant. Confronted in the infirmary with adults who want to assist and understand her by treating her like an equal, she runs away, trying first to find the father...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... known for transferring the 220 elements of Hollywood's contemporary "adult western" to video, the series also featured highly melodramatic stories such as "A Very Big Man" (with Pat O'Brien) and "Home Is the Soldier," both concerning marital discord. In the same manner...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 1988
..., since the so-called video revolution, probably the most readily available form of hard-core pornography in the USA: videotapes that can be easily purchased in stores or mail-ordered, seen in the peep shows of “adult bookstores,” and which also tend to constitute the collections of those...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... competition show, America s Kidz Got Singing.1 To change her image, Jenna needs a powerful public relations gesture. As she explains to gal pal producer Liz Lemon (Tina Fey), What else humanizes a monster? Motherhood! In the episode s story arc, Jenna gathers up the now-­adult children who grew from eggs...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 197–227.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Gaylyn Studlar Gaylyn Studlar 2001 Gaylyn Studlar is Rudolf Arnheim Collegiate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, where she directs the program in film and video studies. She is the author of This Mad Masquerade: Stardom and Masculinity in the Jazz Age...