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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 90–110.
Published: 01 December 1980
...Thierry Kuntzel; Nancy Huston Sight, Insight, and Power: Allegory of a Cave* Thierry Kuntxel One might imagine a film review consisting of the dialogues of the film, accompanied by photos and a few comments...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 37–77.
Published: 01 September 2001
... and Chinese cinemas. Dolls in Fragments: Daisies as Feminist Allegory Bliss Cua Lim As director Vera Chytilová put it, “Each of my films has met a cer- tain resistance on the part of authority.”1 Daisies [Sedmikrásky] (Czechoslovakia, 1966) was no exception. Denounced by state...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 35–71.
Published: 01 September 2005
... The Adolescent as Postcolonial Allegory: Strategies of Intersubjectivity in Recent Portuguese Films Carolin Overhoff Ferreira Some of the most interesting Portuguese feature films of the 1990s are preoccupied with the representation of adolescents and the way in which they try to construct...
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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 (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 137–177.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Have One Daughter and That Is Egyptian Cinema”: ‘Azı¯za Amı¯r amid the Histories and Geographies of National Allegory Kay Dickinson On Tuesday, 1 November 1927, Egypt’s daily newspaper, al-Ahra¯m, proclaimed: Silent acting has finally been born in Egypt. In the Egyptian sky...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Zahid R. Chaudhary This article aims for an account of materiality that helps apprehend race as a material reality while attending to its semiotic, aesthetic, and cultural signification. Through a close reading of Alfonso Cuarón's film, Children of Men (UK, 2006), the author argues that allegory...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Elena del Río Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 The Body as Foundation of the Screen: Allegories of Technology in Atom Egoyan's Speaking Parts Elena del Rio In an uncannily unsentimental way, the work of Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 139–159.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Yet within this return to history, there is a contest over allegory. Contrasting neoconservative narratives of films like The Road (dir. John Hillcoat, US, 2009) and the slasher film Hostel (dir. Eli Roth, US/Germany/Czech Republic/Slovakia/Iceland, 2005) suggests that the future has not vanished...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 65–91.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Alla Ivanchikova This article offers a reading of two recent feature films, Jonathan Mostow's Surrogates (US, 2009) and Spike Jonze's Her (US, 2013), as allegories of the tensions inherent in our collective relation with machines, examining the role technology plays in the constitution...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 57–91.
Published: 01 September 2003
... substantiates the expressiveness of Joan’s face, the film’s aesthetic value can only emerge in a reading that treats the film as a self-reflexive object, an allegory of its own sym- bolics of presence. This reading avoids Schrader’s and Deleuze’s collapse of style and affect and reveals what...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 88–97.
Published: 01 September 1990
... 14), In a way that might be reminiscent of Paul de Man’s theory of allegory as a demonstrative suspension of referential meaning, Damisch argues that perspective painting offers an allegory, but far from being the allegory of events in a world prior to their inscription in painting...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 155–186.
Published: 01 January 1996
... a conceptualization of these epistemological and historical issues by means of an elaboration of the status of allegory and its relationship to the dominant sensory apparatus of modernity-that of visuality. If it is no longer contentious to suggest that ideals of bourgeois domesticity...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 1983
... Unconscious is an attempt to resurrect allegory as a mode ofcritical practice. The first chapter of the book, "On Interpretation," seeks to defend Marxism as "the ultimate semantic precondition for the intelligibility of literary and cultural texts.' 'I Jameson's claim is that criticism inevitably...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
... for their adroit revision of Santa-the classic tale of Old Saint Nick reimagined as an ironic parody of the mercenary go-go 1980s. For this Christmas epic is more a tale of mergers and acquisitions than a chronicle of a cheery fat man's altruism, a Dickensian (Hard Times) allegory...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
... her authorial presence in the text, creating a duet of image and sound, as well as one of filmmaker and subject. Far from functioning as a simple allegory of the nation, The House Is Black imagines a collectivity that is yet to come.2 Shot on location at the Bababaghi leper colony near...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... and scholars addressing east-­central Euro- pean cinema has come of age, and within their critical discourse Daisies in particular is celebrated as a “critical comment[ary] on the conventional male-­dominated culture,”4 a feminist allegory,5 and a film that explores rebellious female desire...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 157–187.
Published: 01 September 2015
... one plane and one pilot short.” This speech should be read as an allegory, in the sense that Paul de Man intends, as a “totality displaced in time,” and as the “narration of a totality which never takes place.”31 Captain Collier’s speech points obliquely toward the narrative totality...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 163–191.
Published: 01 May 2000
... The Travelers, Bayzai claims to have used dream imagery (or allegory) extensively in his work. In Pardeh Khvaneh the women dream a collective dream; also, two women share a dream. In other manuscripts by Bayzai, characters claim to share...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of struggle recalls Toni Morrison’s concept of the “dehistoricizing allegory,” in 60 • Camera Obscura which “history, as a process of becoming, is excluded from the lit- erary encounter” so that what is produced is “foreclosure rather than disclosure.”21 From its outset Philadelphia presents...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 161.
Published: 01 September 1993
... pedagogy Work is forthcoming on, among other things, Clint Eastwood and Melrose Place. Timothy Murray teaches at Cornell University. He is the author of Theatrical Legitimation: Allegories of Genius in Seventeenthcentury England and France (Oxford, 1987), Like a Film: Ideological Fantasy...