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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... female performer and, in some cases, a pop music sound track; these films include COSMIC RAY (1961), VIVIAN (1964), EASTER MORNING RAGA (1966), and THE WHITE ROSE (1967). This essay examines a work by Conner that combines all of these elements, 1966's BREAKAWAY, an experimental dance film he made...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Anthea Kraut Abstract This essay revisits the question of credit and debt in the celebrated 1952 film musical Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US) to show how white women's dancing bodies participate in the “talent relocations” that the movie both thematizes and suppresses...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Wen], Hong Kong, 1957), which introduced to Chinese-language cinema the figure of the carefree singing and dancing teenager. The figure she cuts in the film, and in many other of her vehicles, is sunny to the point of relentlessness and wholesome and upright to the point of unbelievability...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... effects the term queer has had on French LGBT politics. With this in mind, I approach Johan along three vectors: (1) its gay male place in French hetero-­inflected universalism; (2) its relationship to historical dance; and (3) the film’s commingling of genre that, mutatis mutandis, renders...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of “cover” and “lack” that traverse and structure diverse fields of inquiry from psychoanalysis to architectural theory to dance history to film criticism, this paper argues that there is a profound nostalgia, rather than refutation, between the clean nudity of modern objects and the ornate nakedness of so...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... modernity. The essay concludes with a consideration of how the film seems to screen such fantasies of racial modernity with its scenes of dancing, fashionable Asian Americans. But, the author asks, why does the exuberance generated by these set pieces feel so uncanny? How do these screen fantasies of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Sławomir Masłoń Abstract This article is a political interpretation of La notte (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, Italy/France, 1961) and proposes that the central theme of the film is the identity of the discourse of capital and the discourse of patriarchy, both as solipsistic, self‐perpetuating...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
... four women to go to Boston. The group together re- 140 presented Deren's major fields of contribution: Millicent Hodson (dance) VeVe Clark (Caribbean studies), Catrina Neiman (folklore and mythol- ogy) and Francine Bailey (portrait photography). All four of us also use film and video...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 237–244.
Published: 01 May 1979
... in the States; indeed, the word “Lesbian” is rarely if ever employed by “Psych et Po,” and there is a striking lack of discussion of sexuality among women. How- ever, all other forms of homosexual activity-theater, dance, film, and politics-as long as they don’t infringe on their own...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 73–105.
Published: 01 May 2002
... lighting and stage design.7 Fuller’s studies in motion and light were an appealing subject for filmmakers such as Edison, who doggedly tried to film her and her serpentine- dance imitators. Not surprisingly, Fuller chose to experiment with the new medium as well. In 1906 Fuller produced, directed...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Recall, for example, that the song-­dance sequences characteristic of Bolly­ wood film grammar appear only in the epilogue, almost as an afterthought.5 While Moulin Rouge!’s visual excesses superficially resemble Bollywood style, prompting critiques like those of Cub- bitt...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 157–175.
Published: 01 May 1979
... viewpoint we may be making a political contri- bution. E. We have an unlimited range of films. Some specialties are anthropology, dance, mental health, medicine, teacher training. F. Our audience is primarily in the college classroom; also high schools...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 53–70.
Published: 01 May 1976
... © 1976 by Camera Obscura 1976 ADDITIONAL SOURCES Lippard , Lucy “Yvonne Rainer on Feminism and Her Film” Feminist Art Journal . vol. 4 , no. 1 , (Summer 1975 ). Michelson , Annette “Yvonne Rainer, Part One: The Dancer and The Dance” Artforum , vol. XII , no. 1...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 76–96.
Published: 01 May 1976
..., you're talking about yourselves, still a very tiny segment of the larger population. And that's something I think I've had to come to terms with, that my films, my dances before that, have affect- ed people who were ready in a certain sense, or already tuned in. At first I had some...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... could dance. To borrow terms from Zora Neale Hurston’s 1942 Glossary of Har­ lem Slang, if Temple was “high yaller” in appearance, then she was “inky dink” inside.50 Rather than showing the labor involved in her apprenticeship with Robinson, films such as The Little Colonel emphasized the way...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
...Janet Bergstrom © 1980 by Camera Obscura 1980 7he Dancing Soul of the Walking People The Dancing Soul Ofthe Walking People (Paula Gladstone) Janet Bergstrorn This is both an abstract film, out of the minimal, hard-edge tradition, and figurative, a kind of documentary...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... Sharon Larkin, two of the first women involved in the loose collective of Black UCLA film school students known as the LA Rebellion, released their first student films. Dash s Four Women, a dance film set entirely on a sparse but warmly lit stage to a soundtrack of Nina Simone s song of the same title...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 31–71.
Published: 01 May 2002
... a more perfect synchronization. The characters’ bodies are by turns monumentalized and fragmented by the camera until they finally become the distorted shadows that dance across the screen in the film’s most visually stunning and self-reflexive moments. Once again, black bodies meld into the apparatus...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 63–91.
Published: 01 December 2017
... is even more abrupt, occurring mid- sentence. From the office of the New Yorker, we move back to the same nightclub where Truman and Babe were at the start of the film. Couples dance, Truman and Babe among them. Truman: “Did you do it?” Babe: I can’t bear the thought of you going to Kansas...