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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Collective contemporary Korean art video art performance collectivity © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 Jihoon Kim is an assistant professor of cinema and media studies at Chungang University, South Korea. He is the author of Between Film, Video, and the Digital: Hybrid Moving Images...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., and intimate entanglements. The nebbish nobleman Kouzuki is actually a Korean passing as Japanese, a ch'inil , or collaborationist figure disavowed by postcolonial nationalism, who nevertheless “haunts” contemporary politics. 17 Okju's youthful vulnerability and pale floral hanbok top code her...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Kyoung-Lae Kang This essay examines two films, Modern Boy (dir. Ji-woo Jeong, South Korea, 2008) and Private Eye (dir. Dae-min Park, South Korea, 2009), both of which depict Seoul in the 1930s—the period during which Korean colonial modernity was fully shaped—and in so doing draw contemporary...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
..., and Lie and Abelmann, “The 1992 Los Angeles Riots,” in Koreans in the Hood, ed. Kwang Chung Kim, 75–87. 23. For an account of the downturn in the Hong Kong movie industry, see David Bordwell, Planet Hong Kong: Popular Cinema and the Art of Entertainment (Cambridge: Harvard University...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., starring Sarah Michelle Gellar); and Honogurai mizu no soko kara (Dark Water, dir. Hideo Nakata, Japan, 2002), remade as Dark Water (dir. Walter Salles, 2005, featuring Jennifer Connelly); as well as the Korean psycho- logical horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (dir. Ji-woon Kim, 2003), the remake...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... the representation of masculine traumatic symptoms in both Richard Condon's 1959 novel and Frankenheimer's cinematic adaptation of it. In a period of national shame about the unwon Korean conflict, Frankenheimer first feminizes his protagonists by rendering them hysterical, and then allows them to redeem themselves...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... youth dramas “have exerted a powerful influence on the development of contemporary Chinese youth culture.”9 Indeed, Japanese “fever” and the “Korean Wave” of the 1990s and the early twenty-first­ century have affected Chinese youth’s fashion tastes and outlooks on urban romantic relationships...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Korean Golden Age Melodrama: Gender, Genre, and National Cinema (Wayne State University Press, 2005, 2007), and the co-editor of a special issue of Signs on film feminisms (2004). She has published articles on domesticity, feminism, melodrama, the avant-garde, and autobiography in such journals...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... continuity. Or rather, the idea of Kate is a good case in point, particularly since the Caucasian Kate, her ex-­husband, the Asian-l­ooking Jon (of white, Korean, and Hawaiian lineage), and their eight little China doll kids reveal the degree to which transmediated continuity, in its mediated mixture...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... lesbian-­themed films directed by men it would be much longer. Not all of the directors listed are queer, although several are. 43. In an example from public broadcast television, online replays of Daughters of Club Bilitis, an hour-­long Korean Broadcasting System drama about three...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to “American business management . . . a society administered through highly sophisticated mechanisms for fore- cast, planning and control.”10 In a broader sense, it referred to three things: the ties to corporate and international business cul- ture that boomed during the Korean and Vietnam wars...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... also by way of ethnic mixing “evoke, however remotely, the threat of ‘white-yellow’ miscegenation.” 55 Chung's study on the romantic coupling of Philip Ahn and Anna May Wong shows how Ahn was promoted as a Chinese actor prior to 1941 to mask his “exceptional Korean heritage” so that a “comfortable...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the reader to negotiate back and forth between Japanese and Western faces in a complex combination of gender juxtaposition, while putting into place Japanese, Koreans, and Chinese on the Asian continent through a form of code-switching.”13 While her discussion is less specifically concerned...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
... or American; rather, they desire a more refined Oriental eye . . . . An upper lid western- ization blepharoplasty frequently is given to a young Korean woman on the occasion of her betrothal [210]. Although other surgeons warn that it is “wise to discuss the Oriental and Occidental eye...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
... rather than with women. Any discussion of Alda’s stardom must include M*A*S*H, which ran on the CBS network from 1972 to 1983. Alda’s character, Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce, a medical doctor serving in the Korean War, was the show’s focus during the entire run. Alda himself wrote...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
... considered increases in con• sumer spending-increases of 30% to 50% -to be necessary to perpetuate prosperity in the postwar era Defense spending for the Cold War and Korean Conflict had complemented an aggressive trade policy to improve the state of the economy, but it appeared...