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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 216–218.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Mary Jo Lakeland Copyright © 1979 by Camera Obscura 1979 The Color of Jeanne Dielman Mary Jo Lakeland A careful examination of the use of color in Chantal Akerman’s film, Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles, reveals a rigorously consistent system which, as much as...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 1–33.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... © 2014 by Camera Obscura 2014 Figure 1. Girl 6 (Theresa Randle) as Pam Grier’s Foxy Brown. Girl 6 (dir. Spike Lee, US, 1996) The Only Way Out Is In: Girl 6, Sex Work, and the Color Line Anthony Reed Since the beginnings of cinema, black visuality has marked both a crisis and a...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
... aesthetic a cinematic exploration of écriture féminine . While studying the film's experimental cinematography, its carefully thought-out costume and set design, and its deliberately naive acting style, we find particularly noteworthy the filmmakers' employment of color. Fruit 's chromatic experimentation...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of race and sexuality, as well as of formulating “queer of color” as a kind of critical modality. Much like Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin functions, according to Sigmund Freud, as a cultural artifact prized in the form of an idealized beating fantasy by the Victorian (white) child...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Romanticism, transforming her into a commodity to be marketed to a modern mass theatrical audience. At the same time, this essay argues that the film questions its own use of spectacle, in particular CinemaScope and Eastman Color, to present its notorious heroine as an object of spectacle for contemporary...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 133–139.
Published: 01 December 2016
... “boundary objects,” students participating in FemTechNet have engaged in shared learning projects like “wikistorming,” in which students edit Wikipedia to improve the representation of women and people of color on the site, and digital-mapping initiatives, in which student experience is recognized as a site...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
... assumed heteronormativity of the characters in the script as well as by not limiting who can be cast as each character: a straight white man, for instance, can find himself playing a queer woman of color. Coffee troubles the idea of the gaze in the sense of being a transparent production wherein the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... produced by performances across the color line, I argue that Horne's withholding exploited the conventions of the cabaret to resist the circumscribed roles available to black women performers on the Jim Crow stage. In autobiographical accounts of her early nightclub performances, she embraces what I term...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... article demonstrates how the program's interest in staging the excess of racialized gender is structured through a white racial imaginary, which is contested by cast members in each season's reunion episode. The article ends with a consideration of the way in which queer of color camp affectively...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Rosalind Galt This article contends that film studies has consistently denigrated “pretty” images: those that emphasize detailed composition, excess color, or decorative style. While the term deliberately invokes the triviality of “pretty pictures,” the article questions this taken-for-granted...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., be attached to skin pigmentation but indicates instead the body's extension beyond itself into the social sphere. With a close analysis of a variety of visual texts, ranging from the shadow of a lynched body in a 1930s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) photograph, to...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of hostility toward people of color. In her memoir, Obama acknowledges that her professors and classmates disapproved of the film because it was not “realistic.” Her critics may have been troubled by her blending of different genres, or by the story’s ambiguous ending, or by the portrayal of German...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... et la glaneuse , France, 2000), exploring Varda's materialist feminism and her use of earthly and tactile materials. The author focuses not only on matter but also on the imagination and the intangible images, colors, and forms that are prominent in her oeuvre, arguing that Yanco served as a muse to...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... demographic of classed viewers who find themselves and their values reflected in the Pritchetts of Modern Family . Copyright © 2017 Camera Obscura 2017 Modern Family diversity television race queer-of-color critique Figure 1. Dr. Miura (Suzy Nakamura) holding Lily in “Fears” (Modern Family...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 9. Pablo Picasso, Bowl of Fruit, Violin, and Wineglass (1913). Charcoal, black chalk, watercolor, oil paint, coarse black wash, and collage of printed and colored papers on board, 25 11/16 × 19 3/4 in. © 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Figure 9 More
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 128–139.
Published: 01 May 1976
... clothes are. Festival showings in Ann Arbor, New York, Toronto, Cannes and Paris. NEAR THE BIG CHAKRA (1971) 17 min. ; color; 16 mm; silent. A film that everywoman must see: 36 labia and vulva: the revelation of the consistent variation ofwomen's sexes.They are presented as they are, as we...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 132–145.
Published: 01 September 1983
... acknowledge. I would also like to thank Clara Burckner (Basis Film Verleih) and Erika Gregor (Arsenal) for their help and advice. JUTTA BRUECKNER (See Camera Obscura, no. 6.) 135 FILMS 1981 Laufen Lemen [The FirstSteps), 91 min., 16mm, color (for the ZDF TV...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 184–185.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Medium. No. 86: pp. 85 – 117 Iveta Jusová and Dan Reyes Věra Chytilová’s The Fruit of Paradise: A Tale of a Feminine Aesthetic, Dancing Color, and a Doll Who Kills the Devil. No. 87: pp. 65 – 91 184 Volume Index  • 185 Olivia...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 1–5.
Published: 01 May 2009
... inverted image, in “natural color,” of whatever opaque body faces the aperture on a receiving surface and thus yielding an optical device able to focus, reveal, and repro- duce images out of light and shade: the camera obscura is one of our earliest and most historically significant media...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
... populated mostly by women and older men. The shortage of young men in the film mirrors the actual demographics of the US during the war: “By 1944 there were two and one-­half times more single women than men living in America.”18 Although the film does not address it explicitly, Richard’s color...