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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nonlinearity over causality, sound over sight, and suspense over closure. This article argues that Martel's trilogy of life in the province of Salta, Argentina, examines the country's incomplete transition to democracy from the perspective of strong, intelligent, and socially privileged female protagonists who...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Giancarlo Cornejo Abstract This article offers a reading of the Peruvian film Loxoro (dir. Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain/Argentina/US, 2011), which stars the transgender activist Belissa Andía. “Loxoro” is the name of a language used by travesti communities to survive in Lima, Peru. The main plot...
Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Belissa Andía as Makuti in Loxoro (dir. Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain/Argentina/US, 2011) More
Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 2. Belissa Andía offers an embodied theorization of travesti tears in Loxoro (dir. Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain/Argentina/US, 2011). More
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 6–30.
Published: 01 January 1996
... between anxiety and pleasure, between lack and its denial. In its story of two young men attempting to overcome castration in unconventional ways, Apartment Zero depicts the terrifying consequences of the impossible drive toward harmony in an historically-specific context, post-Dirty War Argentina...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
... by Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing The two lovers have traveled from Hong Kong all the way to Argentina, hop• ing to see with their own eyes the famous Iguazu Falls. Like many lovers, Fai and Bo-wing often quarrel bitterly and break up, but after being separated for a while Bo-wing usually...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Reaganism (Duke University Press, 1995). Her work on quality TV began with the coedited volume MTM: “Quality Television” (BFI Publishing, 1984) and has continued with numerous lectures and publications in the US, Europe, Israel, Australia, and Argentina. This essay is part of her current book-length...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
... image (Look at Me, France, 2004) and featured Lucretia Martel’s La niña santa (The Holy Girl, Argentina, 2004), and the 2006 edition of New Director/New Films, programmed by the NYFF programmers in conjunction with the Museum of Modern...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... through her association with Globo, for she and Mattos shrewdly incorporated before Xuxa joined Globo's line-up; thus her own pro- duction company retains rights to her appearances outside TV Globo, including syndication rights for her Spanish-language program, pro- duced at Telefe in Argentina Yet...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 6–27.
Published: 01 September 1983
... to Buenos Aires with the lawyer she trusts, only to be told by Johnny that there is no such thing as an annulment in Argentina, she falls to his feet, simultaneously crying and beating him with her fists. (See still 18.) This scene-of kneeling in subservience to a power which stands erect...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
...- American Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 1988). 31. See Kristin H. Ruggiero, “The Legacy of Sarmiento’s Civilization and Barbarism in Modern Argentina,” in Sarmiento and His Argentina, ed. Joseph T. Criscenti (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1993), 183–93; Manuel Hernández...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (dir. Susana Blaus- tein, US/Argentina, 1980), the program gave little attention to Latina contributions to the understanding of sexual identity and queer cultural expression, in part because of the timing of the project.8 A North-­South dialogue was still in its formative stages, and we...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 77–103.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., for it is precisely the apparently trivial nature of her fate which makes her such a perfect screen for violence. Diana Taylor makes this point abundantly clear in her recent analysis of Argentina's "Dirty War," entitled Disappearing Acts. She writes, "What do cheap theatrics and magic...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 1–45.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., only two were shown in dubb- ed prints—Day for Night and Fuego (dir. Armando Bo, 1968), an erotic melodrama from Argentina screened as part of series on exploitation films. I expected no complaints regarding the aural status of the latter, nor did I...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... Literature is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. Dough (video still) (Mika Rottenberg, 2005 – 6, c-­print, 16 x 20 inches, edition of 7+2AP, MR50.1). Courtesy of Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery Mika Rottenberg’s Productive Bodies Hsuan L. Hsu Born in Argentina in 1976 and raised...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 161–186.
Published: 01 May 1996
..., Gilda finds that Johnny has engineered the entire performance: "Didn't Langford tell you? There's no such thing as annulment in Argentina." The always self-possessed,self-consciouslyperforming Gilda now breaks down, screaming and slapping Johnny, "I'll get it anyway! I will! I'll...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., replacing opera with the bolero. Two others are included in the indexes of various critical sources, though not analyzed: Carmen (dir. Luís César Amadori, Argentina, and Carmen (dir. Ernesto Vollrath, Mexico, In addition to direct Carmen adaptations, a number of characters...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... is lyrically depicted in Wong Kar-Wai’s Happy Together, a film that aestheticizes the alienation of two Hong Kong lovers, Lai Yiu-Fai and Ho Po-Wing (Tony Leung and Les- lie Chueng), and a Taiwanese friend, Chang (Chang Chen), liv- ing in Argentina. Two of the characters travel to the Iguazu falls...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
... mountain climber as well as a Roman slave. His interven- tions are equally unbounded by space, as he moves from Italy to Japan, China, Argentina, the Middle East, Mexico, Africa, Amer- ica — even to hell in Maciste all’inferno (Maciste in Hell, dir. Guido Brignone, Italy, 1925). I should be clear...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., and notwithstanding the horror of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the shame of the Gulags, the useless and bloody Vietnam war, the Cambodian self-­genocide, the desaparecidos in Argentina, and the many atrocious and stupid wars we have seen since, the Nazi concentration camp still remains an unicum...