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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Suzanne Gauch Relating the trajectory of a young Franco-Moroccan woman who returns to her native city of Fez and embraces a mystical form of Islam, Farida Benlyazid's 1988 feature film A Door to the Sky has become a mainstay at international women's film festivals and in classes on gender and the...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 214–223.
Published: 01 May 1992
.... Sometimes I forget and bend fi to pick up a pencil to turn a page to open a door the pain makes me...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
... once, in the space of the film: they are the film. What Maisie saw is one staging (framing) of the primal scene after another: people make love through doors, framed by doors, half-hidden, then revealed and then hidden again with the closing of a door or a movement out of the...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 6–70.
Published: 01 September 1980
... consists of the displace- ment of codesY2then the textual analysis of film, in order to (re)constitute this system, can only proceed by integrating its own codes differently- by displacing them. I. Credits, Creation Shot I. Fade-in. In the middle of an iron- studded door, a doorknocker...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 128–139.
Published: 01 May 1976
....; B&W; 16mm; sound. The chrome-glass circle of a washing machine door, doors: variations on repetitions and multiples of them, their motion opening and closing on what might or might not be inside. Tight, humorous sound and image play; reflections of the filmmaker are caught in the shiny...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
...: “Where the veils are, someone waits for me At the door of the videotape (after the first ambiguous fuck and a pop-up book whose pages summarize in caricature the tableaux we will see later) is a painting of a turbaned black man: Gerhe’s “The Guard of the Harem.” He holds an...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... aesthetic lexicon of pornography as a genre. Further situating the tape in the field of pornography, I evoke a coetaneous pornographic performance of black male authenticity in the filmBehind the Green Door (dir. Artie Mitchell and Jim Mitchell, US, 1972) to interrogate pornography’s...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... play with mechanical gadgets, to fight with the boy next-door, etc: And then he can’t get past Francis’s house. Francis is out, outdoors and he is right where Pee-wee is about to step and he says [mimics], “Good morning, Pee-wee Herman,” and he says, “It’s my...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
.../oriental style, with arches, stenciled doors, Middle Eastern statuary, and heavy drapery. In a later scene, Mata Hari wears a Deco costume of a more modern kind. Her hair is entirely hidden in a sequin- bordered skull cap. The collar of her coat, her belt, and the off- the-shoulder bodice of...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 28–59.
Published: 01 September 1983
..., the slow, irregular building up of a representation-a door opens, on a secret perhaps. Yes, a secret: what the screen could never revealwithout modifying the way the monitor usually works: the vibration of light, the pulsation of color, a proliferation of music which has never...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
... mainstream filmmaking. After ten years of struggling to break the Hollywood gender barrier for directors, and finding all doors closed to her, Rothman retired from the film industry. Her husband followed her exit from film production, and he went on to become an important pioneer...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 39–71.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of Oz. Fiyero, now the Scarecrow (Joey McIntyre), knocked on a trapdoor in the Ger­shwin Theatre’s stage floor to summon Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West (Shoshana Bean), who had faked her own death, to come out of hiding. Instead of the trap door open- ing and Elphaba/Bean’s head...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... facades of defunct lesbian bars, focusing in particular on their entryways. Much of The Boy Mechanic’s tour consists of returning to various former sites of lesbian bars, the camera lin- gering on their doors as an often unseen narrator details the...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 34–49.
Published: 01 May 1992
... hotel desk with 271 on it and the number 271 on the door-that establish that it is. This is the first textual moment of three in the scene. The other two are hidden from us-when Ashenden decodes a secret message sent by R. and when Ashenden and Elsa exchange passports in...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 198–210.
Published: 01 May 1979
..., there is implied a kind of realism of what they are presenting or projecting to me: it’s not stop-frame, it’s not coloring an object differently, it’s really just dancing normally, or walking to a door. My interest then is in what I call a kind of realistic impact of the...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 197–227.
Published: 01 December 2001
... included, at First National, Daddy-Long-Legs (dir. Neilan, 1919), and, at United Artists, Polly- anna (dir. Paul Powell, 1920), Through the Back Door (dir. Alfred Green and Jack Pickford, 1921), Little Lord Fauntleroy (dir. Green and Pickford, 1921), Little Annie Rooney (dir. William Beaudine, 1925...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... worth forgetting with a couple of drinks and yet, as Tali says, alcohol enters through one door but does not leave through another. Tali is Mecha’s cousin. She also has four children, and a husband who loves his house, his children, and hunting. She lives in La Ciénaga, in a house without a...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 71–95.
Published: 01 May 1993
... approaching the nuptial chamber and concluding with their arrival at the bedroom door, followed by-through the conven- tion of a match on action cut-the entry into the bedroom. The two shots could be transcribed as, “They are going to the bedroom,” followed by “They are in the bedroom.” But as this...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 88–109.
Published: 01 May 1981
..., driven by Mrs. Vale to the verge of a nervous breakdown, does not speak to Jacquith in her mother’s pre- sence. The doctor persuades Charlotte to show him her room (the door to which is locked). In the room, admiring the inlaid boxes that Charlotte makes as a hobby, the doctor sees a hastily...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
... representatives of the "good life." Furthermore, the rapid growth of family• based community organizations like the PTA suggests that these neo-sub• urbanites did not barricade their doors, nor did they simply "drop out." Instead, they secured a position of meaning in the public sphere...