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Camera Obscura (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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (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 (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 (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 217.
Published: 01 May 1988
..., AGAIN 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 (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 (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... class” and “middle class.” 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...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 141–143.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., Carol 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...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Chicago Press, 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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (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 (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... offered a 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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... actresses launch 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...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... negative 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...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 29–61.
Published: 01 September 2017
... series of softcore DIY ventures “draw- ing on [print] 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...
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Camera Obscura (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 (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 53–67.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Jane, You Tarzan: A Case of 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...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... 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 with the economic interests of...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... its piers on a skimmer. The 35mm film stock reveals a fairyland of saturated colors and quirky shapes: boats of red, blue, and brown, some half-sunken, some geodesic, one floating alone like a tiny island, others docked in cozy groups bridged by narrow wooden walkways, many of which are lined with...