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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Lesley Stern Copyright © 1992 by Indiana University Press 1992 Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986) The Oblivious Transfer: Analyzing Blue Velvet Lesley Stern 1. Me Jane Before I begin there is something I want you to remember. Whatever I have to say, today, about Blue Velvet, I say in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
...David Copenhafer In David Lynch's Blue Velvet, music is a key component of the film's intricate staging of gender and sexuality. “Mourning and Music” interprets four scenes in which characters either sing songs or imitate singing. It argues that the unsettling appearance of gender and sexuality...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... become liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs, and The Empire Strikes Back, I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 216–218.
Published: 01 May 1979
... this are added certain significant accents and varia- tions. The two colors that dominate these interior sequences are red- dish-brown and a range of blue-green-gray. The latter functions as one color, whose seeming variation is often a result of difference in lighting. It is not only...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1988) 6 (2 (17)): 217.
Published: 01 May 1988
... Mayumi Tsutakawa by Sibyl James Anthology* 252 Pgs.* $12 SG sa-95 hc 75 pgs., $6.95 s,$13.95 hc richnep,jive and rhythof the FLORILEGXA Blues." What's Happening A RETROSPECI'XVE OF CALYX. 19761986...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1990) 8 (3 (24)): 162–167.
Published: 01 September 1990
... the trace (the frequencies make the image waver at varying speeds), the time of inscription and erasure (follow spotlights are used like light-bearing paintbrushes), the time of color variations (where the color literally “passes” from white to blue, from blue to black...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
....” However, the emphasis on European immigrants presumes that the most significant shift in turn- of-the-century urban populations resulted from the second wave of Bessie Smith, blues vocalist (courtesy of Michael Ochs Archives) 10 European immigration. In fact, the nickelodeon era and the rise...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., 2003. Prawer, S. S. The Blue Angel (Der Blaue Engel). BFI Film Classics Series. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Rabinovitz, Lauren. Points of Resistance: Women, Power, and Politics in the New York Avant-Garde Cinema, 1943–1971. 2d ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... third film, his belly glows green. A seemingly trivial shift, it is true, but shocking in the red-and-blue-illuminated world that James Cameron created, a color schema so strong that one can read the relative position- ing and power of characters in every scene from elements so slight as the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1992) 10 (3 (30)): 141–143.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Shooting the Mother: Fetal Photography and the Politics of Disappearance. NO. 28; pp. 179-205. Stern, Lesley The Oblivious Transfer: Analyzing Blue Velvet. No. 30; pp. 77-90 Stone, Sandy The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto. No. 29; pp...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2007) 22 (2 (65)): 140–143.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., unapologetically flaming man-diva influenced primarily by church women, black blues singers, drag queens, hippies, and homos. Like very few before him, and quite a few after, Sylvester rode his marginality right into the mainstream: a star not despite the boundaries of race, gender, and sexuality he...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... lineage of black women’s performance dominated by the sexual and racial politics of the blues lyric and sound.4 The woman blues singer is positioned by these scholars as a figure and agent of an African American modernism and working-class feminism, one who tells a tale of emancipation, self...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1983) 4 (2 (11)): 28–59.
Published: 01 September 1983
... eyes, became percep• tion, perception being itself no more than a projection of inner light. For example, at the beginning of Nostos 1, on the screen which has changed imperceptibly from blue to white, a form appears, hardly visible, indistinct, and moves upward, disappearing and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... into wonderful 1920s- style blues songs. One of the women croons, “I’m too black and that’s a historical fact The film closes with both women appropriating the language of popular self-help psychology and staring into the camera while kissing their forearms and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... attention, blogger Jed A. Blue defends the fandom from accusations of sexual perversity and arrested development. In a similar manner as the aforementioned documentary, Blue points to the creativity and friendliness of the fan community.3 Other media commentaries also offer positive perspectives...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
...] magazines such as the Goth-­themed Blue Blood,” which was launched by “Amelia G” in 1992 and moved online in 1994.13 The “About Blue Blood” section of the current incarna- The Industrial Logic of Mainstream Alt-­Porn  • 33 tion of BlueBlood.com constructs a history in which...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 126–129.
Published: 01 December 1984
... projection (Ruby’s memory), and to work with the conven- tions of the musical (the dream sequence, the backstage scenes, the songs, etc.) “Ultimately my own desire was and is to give pleasure; to heal the ‘pleasure time blues’ of the opening song.” ...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 53–67.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Mistaken Identity in Paradise.” Continuum 1 , no. 2-3 ( 1987c ): 159 –74. Creed , Barbara . “A Journey through Blue Velvet: Film, Fantasy and the Female Spectator,” New Formations 6 ( 1988 ): 97 –117. Dermody , Susan . “Not Necessarily a Lead Dress.” Signs of Independence . Edited...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... vid viral, surrendering control to get her message out. In 2010, “Vogue” disappeared again, along with “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” an XFiles vid made with tzikeh that explores the charac- ter of Agent Fox Mulder through Bob Dylan’s paranoid lyrics. As YouTube becomes more congruent...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of discomfort and disjunction in generic recognition the film encour- ages. The viewer is introduced to Mark ( Jared Sanford) and Sheila (Bridget Brno), Barbi’s neighbors, who are lolling by their sparkling blue pool in the early afternoon, their polyester costuming comple- menting the color...