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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 52–76.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., black athletes such as Patterson-an NAACP member and a fan of Louis-took the opportunity to integrate themselves into the mainstream of American life. (In his fight with Patterson, Muham- mad Ali disparagingly dubbed him an "integration Negro A son of the impoverished Bedford...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 54–85.
Published: 01 January 1989
... Elsaesser pursues his thesis-and upon which Judith Mayne also focuses in her account of specularity in Fass- binderI3-is Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1973), but there are many other texts in that filmmaker’s oeuvre where characters display themselves in this way to whomever will look, and in which...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
... own needs and fantasies (135). For example, dur- ing a trip to Phila- delphia, Bruce and Alison eat at a local diner and Alison spots her first bull dyke (fig. 3). Ali- son’s wide eyes emphasize the text in her depiction of the incident: “I didn’t know there were...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 4–25.
Published: 01 May 1993
... outset Aladdin dreams of being Sultan, and imagines the Sultanate in terms of wealth. When he wishes the Genie to transform him into “Prince Ali,” the transformation is accomplished with ma- terial goods (transportation, clothes, servants, sacks of gold). Though Aladdin at the...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... she rejoins is essentially a stranger and himself possessed of an unresolved Oedipal complex. Ali’s mother (Rabia Mokeddem), the prototypical jealous mother-in-law, now rules despotically over the extended household, appointing herself exclusive custodian of the kitchen cupboards and...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 167–177.
Published: 01 May 2017
... between art and political struggle, raising questions about the role of art in the process of social change. Organizing under the leftist-­oriented Progressive Writer’s Association established in 1935, Urdu poets including Firaq Gorakhpuri, Josh Malihabadi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Ali...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2001
... France.15 Hexagone tells the prosaic story of Ali (Karim Chakir), Staf (Hakim Sarahoui), and Slim (Jalil Naciri), three friends who live in Goussainville, a Parisian banlieue, whose daily lives are occu- pied with questions of unemployment, passing...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... the histories of the homes depicted in the films, then, as Snelson argues, it is embedded in the histories of the families that occupy them.22 At one point in Paranormal Activity 2, Ali Rey (Molly Ephraim), the teenaged daughter of the film’s featured family, infers through Internet research...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 157–185.
Published: 01 December 2004
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 39–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., where Karina is calmly closing the door to Lemmy Caution’s hotel room. When Brigitte Mira cries at the cruelty and ignorance of the world, in Rainer Werner Fassbind- er’s Ali: Angst essen Seele auf (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, West Germany, 1974), her despair reverberates through the walls of...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... breach of the social and sexual contract of mutuality is essential in tracing Almodóvar’s epistemological aims in this film, precisely because by violating Ali- cia’s self and body, Benigno’s actions also endanger Almodóvar’s overall utopian and humanistic aims. Narrative, Melodrama, and...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2005
... the Olive Trees opens, before the credits, with the self-introduction (addressed to the camera) of Mohamed Ali Keshawarz, the actor who plays the director, followed by his attempt to select, from a crowd of young veiled women, a female protagonist for the film-within-a-film, which is the...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 137–177.
Published: 01 May 2007
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Black  is recog- nized by film historian M. Ali Issari, who declares it to be one of the most important films out of a group of Iranian documentaries that received international acclaim in the 1960s and 1970s.4 But the film’s distinct style also often accounts for its dismissal. As Hamid...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of the most extravagant tributes to Wong that ends up exemplifying Orientalism can be found in the art director Ali Hubert’s description of her: “Externally, she appears American: smart, confident, and chicly dressed. But inside, she is purely Chinese, wearing long hair, and believing in...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... mediation through the figure of a Palestinian mukhtar (head of the village), Selim Saleh Doud (also referred to as Abu Adel, “father of Adel,” played by Mohamed Ali El Akili), seems to put a firmly patriarchal structure in place. Indeed, the film’s focus on his son’s wedding suggests that national...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 110–136.
Published: 01 December 1986
... nameable. Ali- cia’s existence thus prevents Lord Ewald from even imagining another love (one of those simple, elementary, quiet loves that he speaks of to her with nostalgia. If Alicia cannot be what he wants her to be, no one else could be this in her place. Hence his mad wish (“Ah! who will re...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009