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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 149–183.
Published: 01 May 2005
... a figure for brainwashing, communism, or a fall into sexuality can never be sufficiently reassured of their own distance from pod status.) The standard historical account suggests that the understanding of national security as a form of domesticity helped to cast gay people as scapegoats...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Manchurian Candidate (US, 1962). Courtesy of MGM Media Licensing Trauma, Shame, and Men’s Tears in The Manchurian Candidate Joy McEntee In John Frankenheimer’s film The Manchurian Candidate (US, 1962), a company of US soldiers is captured and brainwashed. Often discussed...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 115–118.
Published: 01 December 1989
.../ historical functions sometimes appeared then as the most insidious and subtle brainwashing mechanism, throwing into crisis my own attraction to and pleasure from filmic escape. As an assistant editor for Wide Angle, I read numerous, excellent analyses of a diverse...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 118–121.
Published: 01 December 1989
..., unfruitful area, film and its social/ historical functions sometimes appeared then as the most insidious and subtle brainwashing mechanism, throwing into crisis my own attraction to and pleasure from filmic escape. As an assistant editor for Wide Angle, I read numerous...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1986
..., as if the alienlhuman difference were a projection of what can no longer be depicted otherwise.I3 The leader of the guerrillas is cap- tured and brainwashed by the alien commander. Although she is even- tually rescued by her comrades, it is feared that the brainwashing has turned her...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., US, 1962), where she passionately kisses her son on the mouth during a speech in which she suggests that this hypnotized, brainwashed son assassinate a presidential candidate so she can help bring the communists to power.25 In a fortuitous act of naming, the editors of the film’s 1998 DVD...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Ray; he controls our parents with tiny incisions at the base of their necks through which an explosive bulb/circuit board has been placed into their brains. (In this regard, one might point out the intense contemporary interest in hypnotism, brainwashing...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., as children with minds weakened by viewing habits would be particularly susceptible to brainwashing. The fear of an unbridge- able divide that separates family members by generation is also symptomatic of the larger postwar development of a youth culture that created separate spaces for parents...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
... explains their difference through controlling techniques such as brainwashing, psychotropic drugs, and lobotomy. 30 Burroughs considers those techniques limits of control , insofar as they over-accomplish the goal of control, establishing absolute control and thus making man a machine. Burroughs writes...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 195–225.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., with their normative social func- tions, are presumed effectively to brainwash the proletariat and preempt both revolution and more moderate forms of social rebellion. Horkheimer and Adorno argue that “the need which might resist central control has...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 133–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
... forget what it’s like to be human,” or when she is in fact brainwashed to become an emo- tionless robot, only to be deprogrammed again by Michael (a plot development that appears to be lifted directly from the Hong Kong remake).80 Regardless of circumstances, it is Nikita’s func- 160 • Camera...