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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 5–27.
Published: 01 December 1989
...Janet Bergstrom; Mary Ann Doane Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 The Female Spectator: Contexts and Directions Janet Bergstrom and Mary Ann Doane “She’s a slippery character, of this we’re all agreed...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 157–165.
Published: 01 May 2013
...B. Ruby Rich This article considers the early history of women-directed media, examining its links to political action campaigns in the 1970s and exploring the aims of women's film festivals, production workshops, and Women Make Movies itself. Acknowledging a personal role in the WMM crisis of the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 103–139.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Boaz Hagin The article examines the trope of the crying male in contemporary Israeli fiction films as it appears near the end of the 2004 feature film Walk on Water , written by Gal Uchovsky and directed by Eytan Fox. It suggests, employing various accounts of crying, melodrama, and performative...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 135–175.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Thomas Foster This essay analyzes a postcyberpunk science fiction story by Ted Chiang, an Asian American writer. The story speculates on the technological manipulation of visual perception through the direct modification of visual processing structures in the human brain. It focuses on the...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 146–153.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reveals her attempts to fit into the male-dominated business of film directing by distancing herself from gender issues, while simultaneously aligning herself with traditionally male-identified traits, such as toughness and the desire for control. Articles appearing during this time also routinely mention...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
... conversation covers the growth of the organization since the 1970s, the close connection between feminist film theory and independent filmmaking in the 1980s, changes in the culture of documentary, gender inequities in film directing and in financing of films about women, the impact of digital culture on...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... political and theoretical interventions posed by, especially, Guy Hocquenghem. Viewed through the lens of the complex relationship between French universalism and contemporary French queer culture, Johan is all the more radical and unique for its very direct gay stance. David A. Gerstner is...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., we argue, is taken in directions that suggest intriguing gendered implications for color. Iveta Jusová , PhD, is associate professor of women's and gender studies and of literature and director of the Women's and Gender Studies in Europe program at Antioch University. Jusová's research areas...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Gesamtkunstwerk , a poetic concept that also “integrates” music through the taming of female musical bodies. Though Bertolt Brecht's sophisticated critique of the Wagnerian Gesamtkunstwerk adumbrates a useful direction for understanding the generic disintegration of the musical, Brecht, too, ultimately resists...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 75–101.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Priscilla Layne Between 1990 and 1997, Auma Obama, half-sister of Barack Obama, studied at the Berlin Film and Television Academy (DFFB). For her final project, Obama wrote and directed All That Glitters (1993), a short film about Wendo, a Kenyan woman living in Bayreuth, married to a white German...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Seth Watter This article examines the simultaneous gendering and pathologization of screen space in two films directed by Anatole Litvak, The Snake Pit and Sorry, Wrong Number (US, 1948), released within months of each other. It focuses on two formal phenomena: the morbid close-up and the curlicue...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... significantly to the implementation of Hollywood's star system. This article also analyzes the ambivalent modes of representation and address journalists directed at girl spectators and how such modes evidenced the film industry's growing dependence on young female audiences, as well as the broader patriarchal...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 115.
Published: 01 September 1980
... Francine Winham, who was one of the four filmmakers who made Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair, should have been mentioned as also having directed: Put Yourself in My Place (1973) Careless Love (1975) Hell Girl House (Co-directed, 1975) Galaxy’s Last Tape © 1980 by Camera Obscura...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 156.
Published: 01 September 1988
...: Rediscovering the SilentFilm Era by Ivan Buder. Ungar, 1988. Breathless (directed by [ean-Luc Godard) edited by Dudley Andrew. Rutgers University Press, 1987. $12.00. Rutgers Films in Print Series. LaStrada (directed byFederico Fellini) edited by Peter Bondanella and Manuela...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 142.
Published: 01 January 1989
... Art in America, Camera Obscura, and Screen. She is currently working on a film script for a feature film she plans to direct. ...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 162.
Published: 01 September 1993
... University Press, 1995. $24.95. Directed by Dorothy Arzner by Judith Mayne. Indiana University Press, 1995. $15.95. Melodrama: Stage, Picture, Screen edited by Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, and Christine Gledhill. Indiana University Press, 1994. $23.95. Script Girls...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... Furthermore, many of thesewomen directors have been major prize winners. Out of fifteen Ministry of Culture Outstanding Film Awards for 1985, seven were won by films directed by women, a figure disproportionate to their numerical rep• resentation in the industry. These awards were issued in early 1986, a...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Interview with Peng Xiaolian Peng Xiaolian was born in Shanghai in 1953, and spent nine years laboring in the countryside during the "cultural revolution." Like Hu Mei, she entered the Directing Departmentof the BeijingFilm...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 194–197.
Published: 01 May 1979
... points of view, that of a wondering little girl and that of the aprks-coup “adult” reconstruction of the images she has seen. (See “What Maisie Knew: Childhood as Point of View,” C. Penley, Camera Obscurd2.) The Camera: Je, Mangolte’s new film, directs itself in a more didactic manner toward...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 195–196.
Published: 01 December 2008
... cameraobscura@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu. Submis- sions will only be considered complete once both the electronic and print copies have been received. Please direct inquiries to cameraobscura@filmandmedia.ucsb.edu. ...