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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 129–160.
Published: 01 May 1997
... de f’homme Alien Intellect and the Roboticization of the Scientist Sarah L. Higley Reproduction is diabolical in its very essence. It makes something fundamental vacillate. Jean Baudrillard, Simulations...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 180–198.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Shohini Chaudhuri Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 I Independence Day (Roland Emmerich, 1996) Visit of the Body Snatchers: Alien Invasion Themes in Vampire Narratives Shohini Chaudhuri...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 69–107.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., “Horizons of Violence: Infanticidal Limits of Evolution and Culture.” Sigourney Weaver as Ripley in Alien Resurrection (dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, US, 1997) Conceptions and Contraceptions of the Future: Terminator 2, The Matrix, and Alien Resurrection A. Samuel Kimball The future can only...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 75–102.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Robert Markley Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Incubation Chamber by Jeffrey Westover, 1997. Courtesy of the artist. Alien Assassinations: The X-Files and the Paranoid Structure of History Robert Markley At the beginning of every episode, viewers...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 6–35.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Vivian Sobchack © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977) Child! Alien 1Father: Pa triarchal Crisis and Generic Exchange Vivian Sobchack Two very special babies were born to the American cinema in 1968: Rosemary’s and Stanley...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 86–109.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Harvey R. Greenberg, M.D. © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 Reimagining the Gargoyle: Psychoanalytic Notes on Alien Harvey R. Greenberg, M.D. I admire its purity. . . a survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Robert Miklitsch Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) Total Recall: Production, Revolution, Simulation-Alienation Effect Robert Miklitsch The men of Earth came to Mars. They came because...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
... an article in Discourse on the film Suture and its treatment of race. 06-Burns.sh 194-225=32pg 4/18/01 4:03 PM Page 194 06-Burns.sh 194-225=32pg 4/18/01 4:03 PM Page 195 Erasure: Alienation, Paranoia, and the Loss of Memory in The X-Files...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Tabitha Goode Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Camosaur 2 (Louis Morneau, 1995) Roswell-The Footage: Alien Autopsy (1995). Abstract Representational Space: Uncanny Aliens and Others (Pandora, or Prometheus’s Return) Tabitha Goode...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Thomas DiPiero; Rajani Sudan Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Original design by Tom Pribyl, from a photo by Thomas DiPiero Angels Dinosaurs Aliens Thomas DiPiero and Rajani Sudan Fifty years ago, some people believe, an alien spacecraft crashed...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 42–74.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Jodi Dean Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1997 Swamp Gas by Jeffrey Westover, 1997. Courtesy of the artist. The Truth is Out There: Aliens and the Fugitivity of Postmodern Truth Jodi Dean Arrival Aliens have invaded the United States. They swarmed over...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 187–193.
Published: 01 September 2016
... contemporary articulations of queerness and queer sex rest on notions of opacity. This mirrors the production of plastic and the ways in which this alienated material has influenced our lives. Given this congruence, what might be borrowed from the figure of plastic for contemporary politics and organizing...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., it was also often the precondition for varieties of hostility, alienation, violation, and surveillance. I conclude with Horne's self-revision of these aloof performances as she articulated a new relationship with her audiences during the civil rights movement and after. Camera Obscura 2008 Shane...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of alienation, repetition, and permutation; in inventing shots that point to the lacking and the missing; in transmitting unexpected voices and sounds; and in creating hybrid forms of unadaptable identities, Akerman unflinchingly produces forms of persistent memories. The following short texts...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... the notion of the stranger. Coincidence in this case would seem to satisfy a contemporary desire for recognition and connection among strangers, which the film would then exploit for its melodramatic potential. Yet far from facilitating a purely utopian meditation on countering the alienating structures...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 163–164.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Endangered Humans?: Wired Bodies and the Human Wilds in Carnosaur, Carnosaur 2, and 12 Monkeys. No. 40-41; pp. 227-244. Berglund, Jeff "The Secret's in the Sauce": Dismembering Normativity in Fried Green Tomatoes. No. 42; pp. 125-159. Chaudhuri, Shohini Visit of the Body Snatchers: Alien...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
.... Films like Blade Runner (1982), Alien (1979), The Road Warrior (1981), Liquid Sky (1982), and The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976; re-released several years later in a long version) have a visual presence in keeping with perceptually aggressive and imaginative media advertising. Although...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... represent them in film and visual media) and an essay on body transformation in early cinema. An alien spaceship hovers over New York City in Independence Day (dir. Roland Emmerich, US, 1996). Spectacles of History: Race Relations, Melodrama, and the Science Fiction/Disaster Film Despina...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1986
... of as an exceptionally forward- thrusting action picture, it shares with other recent science fiction films, like Blade Runner, an emphasis on atmosphere or “milieu,” but not, however, at the price of any flattening of narrative space. (In this respect it is closest to Alien...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... to the flora and fauna of an alien planet surface on which he resides — can be (and is) made to represent a quintessential aspect of a particular man expanded into and intertwined with the physical universe he occu- pies. For example, Darth Vader’s Star Destroyer has red propulsion lights...