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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 119–163.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of a cyclamen before blooming, taken from a Jean Comandon fl ower study film made at the biological laboratory on Albert Kahn’s property. The film, titled Le Mouvement des végétaux (dir. Jean Comandon and Pierre de Fonbrune, 1926–29), is similar to the type of fi lm Colette viewed at the Musée...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 59–81.
Published: 01 December 2001
...) in the Théophile Gautier novel Fortunio. She begins to use this name during her stage career, which starts in Paris around 1910. Her work in the theater and music hall also brings her in contact with the writer Colette and initiates a lifelong personal, professional, and rumored romantic relationship...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 126–129.
Published: 01 December 1984
... bateau and Born in Flames, one can see the laughter of Medusa shattering form and decorum alike. Shot by Babette Mangolte in black and white and co-starring Julie Christie and Colette Laffont, the film is well synopsized by Potter herself “In The Gold Dzggers two women are searching...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... at the time. The French poet, novelist, and essayist Colette, for instance, exalted Hayakawa's “powerful immobility,” which she lauded as a mode of gestural acting that “is eloquence itself”: Let our aspiring ciné-actors go to see how, when his [Hayakawa's] face is mute, his hand carries on the flow of his...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 186–221.
Published: 01 May 1995
...-scene (the film takes place entirely within a bare attic space), its anti-illusion- ist tactics (there is no conventional narrative development at all: action occurs in narration, in photographs, in tableaux), and its choice of a Black woman (Colette Lafont) as protagonist...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 1980
...? Colette Laffont, literally the only person in Thriller to laugh, laughs twice. In the first moving image of the film, one of the few sync sound moments, Laffont seems to be laughing in response to the previous shot. But this shot, the first shot of the film, is simply black leader ac...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 144–167.
Published: 01 September 2006
.... Thriller begins with laughter. We see a black woman (Colette Laffont) sitting on a chair in an empty room, a book on her lap. She closes the book, lifts her head, and starts laugh- ing. One peal of laughter, then another, then another. She can- not stop. Why is she laughing? The film has just started...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... educational and commercial, as the newsreel magazine was directed at figuring modern Frenchwomen's experience. Actualités féminines highlighted prominent women in French society such as Josephine Baker and Colette. This made Weiss, a celebrated journalist, a perfect partner for coverage...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
... suppresses—the violence and pleasure incurred in confrontations with the colonial or transnational other. 66. A rare exception is Earl Jackson Jr.’s “Borrowing Trouble: Oldboy as Adaptation and Intervention,” Transnational Cinemas 3, no. 1 (2012): 54. 67. Colette Balmain, Introduction...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
... by conjugality than her husband’s; yet the movie ends with Colette Bertier unwittingly fostering viewer tolerance of AndrC Bertier’s greater ex- tramarital freedom. And in Love Me Tonight (1932),Princess Jeanette’s erotic deprivation works to the political as well as the libidinal ad...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... — and therefore scandalous — attire and behavior. Such women included the writers George Sand, Rachilde, and Colette; the actress Sarah Bernhardt; and the couturiere Coco Chanel. (Although Coppola is not technically of Gallic parentage, she has married a French rock musician...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
... – 66; Sidonie-­Gabrielle Colette, La jumelle noire: Critique dramatique [The dark binoculars: Theatrical reviews], vol. 10 of Oeuvres completes [Complete works] (Paris: Le Fleuron, 1949), 279; Christian Gilles, Arletty, ou, La liberté d’être: Avec un portrait-­entretien...