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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... James Ivory, UK, 1992) Recovering the Lone Mother: Howards End As Aesthetic Anodyne E. Kim Stone On 12 February 1993, two ten-year-old boys lured two-year-old James Bulger out of a shopping mall in England and dragged him two miles to a railway yard, where they threw...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 35–63.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the confines of institutional power. Figure 1. Taxi, North Adams, part of Haha’s Taxi (2003 – 4). Courtesy of Haha Slips, Breaks, and Tangles: Creative Collaboration and the Aesthetic Process of Trans-Subjectivity­ April Durham As a form of creative practice, collaboration holds...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... aesthetic a cinematic exploration of écriture féminine . While studying the film's experimental cinematography, its carefully thought-out costume and set design, and its deliberately naive acting style, we find particularly noteworthy the filmmakers' employment of color. Fruit 's chromatic experimentation...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2007
...). The Day I Became a Woman (dir. Marziyeh Meshkini, Iran, 2000) Allegory and the Aesthetics of Becoming-Woman in Marziyeh Meshkini’s The Day I Became a Woman Michelle Langford Why should I stop, why? The birds have gone off to find water ways the horizon is vertical and moving...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... rhetoric of value, proposing that the “pretty” as a recurrent taste category in film reveals an imbrication of gender, sexuality, and race in the construction of the cinematic image itself. Analysis of the pretty's antecedents in histories of art demonstrates how colonial and patriarchal modes of aesthetic...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
... as structure. This article suggests that Moulin Rouge! is indeed global cinema in the sense that it weds two cinematic traditions—Bollywood and Hollywood—yet it is hardly a marriage of equals. The global cinematic aesthetic Luhrmann promotes relies on Bollywood elements primarily to revivify Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2004
... feminism and terrorism, and on the representation of car crashes in photography, film, and literature. Figure 1. Protestors at Tucker’s execution Dead Woman Glowing: Karla Faye Tucker and the Aesthetics of Death Row Photography Karen Beckman On 3 February 1998, the state of Texas...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., the author reads wer aesthetics as a response to cultural nationalism and a global queer discourse in military-resurgent Thailand. In its use of complicity as critique, wer aesthetics blurs the lines between capitulation and protest, abjection and enjoyment, thus revising how normativities...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... “The Stapler,” season 1, episode 6 of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl (2011 – 13), 8 July 2011 Precarious-Girl­ Comedy: Issa Rae, Lena Dunham, and Abjection Aesthetics Rebecca Wanzo Comedy has long trafficked in shame and abjection to produce laughter. Shame may...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 153–163.
Published: 01 May 2016
... to illuminate the economic and political implications of the media collective's recently developed digital platform. It argues that this distribution format extends the logic of the collective, which has informed both New Day's institutional culture and its dominant aesthetics. Drawing on interviews with key...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Beyoncé staged through collaborations with Warsan Shire, a British poet born in Kenya to Somali parents; Awol Erizku, an Ethiopian-born American artist raised in the Bronx; and Daniela Vesco, a Costa Rican photographer. This collective of artists forge a black aesthetics at a heightened level...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 57–91.
Published: 01 December 2004
... by the media and further washed out and disfigured by video reproduction in Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story. Grainy Days and Mondays: Superstar and Bootleg Aesthetics Lucas Hilderbrand The year is 1970, and suddenly the nation finds itself asking the question, “What if, instead...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... spaces and aesthetics for producing collective memory that differently configure spectatorial interaction and social intervention. Counterposing the hyperindustrialized military vision of the fictional reality TV show Drones with the social media–styled memory market TruNode, the film’s caricature...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
....” It asks: How do activist media (makers) respond to the appropriation of liberal values? What language—visual, affective, political—do they use to remain morally and aesthetically legible to a wider public and majoritarian decision-makers while insisting on the need for structural transformation? To work...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Jamie Ann Rogers This article traces the development of Afrocentric feminist aesthetics within the LA Rebellion, a film movement made up primarily of Black film students at UCLA from 1970 to the late 1980s. It argues that these aesthetics are integral to the movement’s heterogeneous but radical...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female-dominated art form...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... political failings. In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... political failings. In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Hollywood musical, Vallois creates a cinematic experience that merges historical film aesthetics with the late 1960s and early 1970s homosexual movement unfolding in France. Through a self-conscious film-within-a-film narrative, Johan provocatively commingles several genre forms (documentary, the musical...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the feminine associations of the disintegrating power of music. However, despite the integrating impulses of journalistic criticism and aesthetic theory—which continue even today—the ideology of integration lost some of its allure during the 1970s, when a number of older stars began to star in revivals...