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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... BeautifulAgony.com , a site exclusively focusing on the face of orgasm. Using Tom Gunning's research on the gnostic impulse of cinema, or the drive to reveal “new visual knowledge” through technology, I interrogate hard-core representation in the context of visual media and knowledge production. Beautiful Agony's...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... to be fabulous? 74  •  Camera Obscura Catherine Clément describes the moment at which opera divas, “glowing with tears, their decolletés cut to the heart, . . . expose themselves to the gaze of those who come to take plea- sure in their pretend agonies.”8 How much louder...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 158–165.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the quintessential Huppert, a near perfect mating of actress and role. For just as Sarah Kane refuses to let us know the events that led to her protagonist’s psychosis, so Huppert, as she so often does in her films, stimulated our curiosity about this woman whose agony she was embodying...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 69–107.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in agony. Finally it becomes a mouth that can- not speak its termination, except as an inarticulate screeching. A metonymical figure of the infant, this alien mouth vanishes when it swallows itself, leaving no interpellative trace of its existence. There is not even an echo of its death wail, only...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
...)]. [ Stasera (Tonight)] I just feel like dying. An end to this agony, something new.” 22 Before we turn to the finale of the film, in which the reason for the agony borrows its description from melodrama's vocabulary, we may note that the above complaint may be taken to be self-explanatory: the agony...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 86–109.
Published: 01 December 1986
.... It deposits its young within other species like a wasp. Intermediate or alternate stages are hinted at, but never clarified. Scott deleted a sequence in which Ripley discovers Brett and Dallas in co- 95 coons. Dallas is still alive, in agony and recognizably human. Brett is dead...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... — nearly two hundred of them — a good many of them were dotty- blotty poltergeist lms, scratching and screaming rapes of the eye and ear, some gone before you could sneeze, others lingering on for hours. A handful were exciting, adventurous works which justi es Knokke’s agonies and ecstasies...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to writing. Asked on French tele- vision why he had turned to the word, mostly memoirs and novel manuscripts, Hayden responded that these works arose “out of the conflict, out of the pain, out of the tears and the agony and the terror that makes one whatever one is.”1 The image of a star like...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 27–38.
Published: 01 May 1976
... on the floor. Raynal raises her head and assumes various gestures of agony, pounding the floor and looking upward. The man darts across the screen from right to left. Then as 37 Raynalstops gesturing, still on her knees, she faces the camera, begins to urinate, then sighs. The soundtrack begins...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... at the hands of predatory men — for example in the films Agony of Love (dir. William Rot- sler, US, 1966) or The Hookers (dir. Jalo Miklos Horthy, US, 1967). Thus, the “problem” of female erotic agency and subjectivity was “Dated Sexuality”  •  97...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Jeffrey’s point of view, as if to emphasize his agony at this moment. He has not lost Dorothy forever, but he knows Frank can take her away at any time. The melodramatic force of this version of “Blue Velvet” derives from the fact that it does not merely allegorize loss...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 181–201.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... Schulze 73. 53. Annette Kuhn, “The Body and Cinema: Some Problems for Feminism,” Wide Angle 11.4 (1989): 56. 54. Schulze 68. 55. Schulze 67. 56. John Fiske, Reading the Popular (Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989): 14-17. Fiske cites the research of M. Pressdee, “Agony or Ecstasy: Broken Tran...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
..., insisting, rather, that we attend to Elliot and Nancy’s emotional problems. The scene ends wrenchingly : while the camera remains almost motionless for nearly a full minute, Elliot and Nancy display a degree of affective agony rare on television, and extremely painful to watch. But watch we must...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 178–205.
Published: 01 January 1992
... subjugated human adults,” because they can be thoroughly disarticulated from their surroundings or environment: “Everything that used to surround and sustain the represented object, such as pregnant women and local people, simply disappears or re-enters the drama as agoni~tThe fetus hangs...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of this in Brakhage s oeuvre is Jane Brakhage s silent screams as she gives birth to their first child in Window Water Baby Moving. As Anne Friedberg rightly notes about the film, Brakhage s silence censors Jane s cries during birth. He provides us only with images of Jane s face stretched in an agony which seem...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Agony of a Danchi Wife), dir. Nishimura Sho¯goro¯, Japan Danchi tzumaonna zakari (The Peak of a Danchi Wife), dir. Endo¯ Saburo¯ , Japan Danchi tzuma: Ubawareta yoru (Danchi Wife — Stolen Night) , d i r . E n d o¯ S a b u r o¯ , Japan Danchi tzuma: Kanki no yoru (Danchi Wife — Jubilant...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., "the moment has come for our glorious end. Let there be no tears on your face when they find you later." The spectacle is a violent one, as he misses her windpipe with his first stab, they writhe together in agony, and he finally ends her suffering with a knife in her throat. Jihei then hangs himself...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
... is in the throes of labor, Ben’s friends sit outside listening in agony to her screams. One of the friends keeps insisting that something is wrong, although Debbie and his friends assure him that what he is hearing is normal. Refusing to be convinced, he goes to see what the trouble is. Meanwhile, Ben...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
... in an agon— a struggle to the death. . . . every autobiography is in its essence the narrative of an agony, literally.”70 And this term returns us to Godard, for whom mourning, death, haunting, melody, and “rhythm would also be the condition of possibility...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 71–103.
Published: 01 May 2006
... with if they were to learn to sympathize with the plight of the slave (479). It was not only Northerners who practiced this way of seeing slaves. Sarah Grimké enthusiastically supported the increased manufacture and distribution of such images in the South, so that the “speechless agony of the fettered...