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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Constance Penley © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) Time Travel, Primal Scene, and the Critical Dystopia Constance Penle y If the sure sign of postmodern success is the ability to inspire spin-offs, The Terminator was a prodigy. The film...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... organizations, these critiques often fail to consider how queer Palestinians mobilize and understand themselves. This article reports on an October 2011 panel and film screening at Yale University and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University. “Queer/Palestinian: Critical...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 3–10.
Published: 01 May 1976
... © 1976 by Camera Obscura 1976 Feminism and Film: Critical Approaches I. Context The journal Camera Obscura has evolved from the recognition of a need for theoretical study of film in this country from a feminist and socialist perspective. This kind ofanalysisrecognizes...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Dudley Andrew Jim Hillier, Cahiers du Cinéma: the 1950s and Cahiers du Cinéma: the 1960s (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985 and 1986) Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Historical Critique and History as Criticism Dudley Andrew Jim...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 150–158.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Jeanne Allen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Palaces of Consumption as Women’s Club: En-countering Women’s Labor History and Feminist Film Criticism ]eanne Allen As leading promoters of consumer culture in the United States...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Jean-Luc Godard; Pauline Kael Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 The Economics of Film Criticism: A Debate Jean-Luc Godard and Pauline Kael Jean-Luc Godard: All right, you want me to begin? Pauline Kael: Please. J-LG: Do you know how long this is supposed to go...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... cultural symptoms, which women often experienced in isolation. Through their sustained analysis of film melodrama, the Close Up writers demonstrate that the war, beyond its devastating effects on combatants, also impacted the (female) civilian population—resulting in Close Up ’s call for a critical film...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 136–143.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Barbara Klinger Women Working Breathless (Jean-Luc Godard, 1959) Conference Report Conference on Feminist Film Criticism Barbara Klinger The Lolita Raclin Rodgers Memorial Conference on Feminist Film Criticism, held at Northwestern...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 195–203.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and activism, the politics of contemporary visual culture, and critical theory. Her research has been published in ArtMargins and Sztuka i dokumentacja ( Art and Documentation ). © 2016 by Camera Obscura 2016 opacity performance art camouflage resistance art and activism Figure 1. Jemima...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 119–163.
Published: 01 September 2005
... Galliera and in Kahn’s secreening room. Courtesy Les Documents Cinématographiques, Paris “These Spectacles Are Never Forgotten”: Memory and Reception in Colette’s Film Criticism Paula Amad It is the image in the mind that binds us to our lost treasures, but it is the loss...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
...E. Ann Kaplan Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 The Hidden Agenda: Re- Vision: Essays in Feminist Film Criticism E. Ann Kaplan Women in Film is fast becoming a publicly recognized sub-field within Film Studies. The recent spate of books externalizes for the larger academic...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Theresa L. Geller In this article, I revisit Robin Wood's 1978 article “Responsibilities of a Gay Film Critic,” which is as relevant today as it was at the time of its publication. My aim is to pay tribute to Wood's seminal, deeply personal essay and also to reconsider its claims in terms...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ned Schantz This essay considers the recurring problem of plot alternatives in Alfred Hitchcock, of powerful shadow scenes that overwhelm the manifest plot and demand a critical account of their own. Confronting such shadow scenes, the viewer takes up a social position in a long chain of failed...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is one of the most acclaimed films of all times, recognized by scores of critics, film theorists, and film historians as a pivotal work in both film history and film theory. By now, Vertigo is so deeply embedded in film theory that it is almost...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Liam Mitchell Female figures routinely appear in popular fiction as ostensibly critical correctives to masculinity who can inadvertently retrench problematic divisions between “Woman” and “Man.” In video games, these figures are often aural rather than visual; whether they are off-screen narrators...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 153–163.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to queer gamers, game designers, and games critics and scholars. This introduction frames queer game studies as both a theory and practice, beginning a special In Practice section of Camera Obscura that profiles the Queerness and Games Conference (QGCon), the first conference explicitly dedicated...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 155–165.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Zach Blas; Jacob Gaboury This conversation between scholar Jacob Gaboury and artist Zach Blas explores the unique challenges posed by contemporary digital media technology to the political projects of queer, feminist, critical race, and disability studies. Asking how we might negotiate the politics...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
... the film's critical test of realism — both cinematic and identitarian. This essay argues that failure to achieve recognition under the normative presumptions that underlie our understanding of formations of both nonfiction and race/sexuality is arguably the source of the film's most productive tension...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 157–191.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Nadia Sophia Sanko The story of Carmen (Mérimée 1845, Bizet 1875), the (in)famous Gypsy from Spain, is the second most adapted narrative in the history of world cinema with more than eighty global versions officially recognized to date; however, one significant and critical version has been...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Erin Lee Mock Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (syndicated, 1976 – 77) rightly remains a touchstone for television scholars whose work emphasizes genre, gender, and sexuality, and its creator, Norman Lear, is a critical figure to discussions of the television industry in the 1970s. I argue...