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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Da llas The Danny Thomas Show My Friend Irma Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946-1970 UCLA Film and Television Archive: Dan Einstein and Nina Leibman...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 73–89.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Heide Schlüpmann Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Melodrama and Social Drama in the Early German Cinema Heide Schliipmunn During the period from 1911-12, film producers made a determined effort to adapt the cinema to the aesthetic cosmos...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Huike Wen Dwelling Narrowness ( Wo ju , translated literally as “snail dwelling”) became Chinese netizens' “favorite TV drama” in 2009. In this paper, I focus on a complex of issues in contemporary Chinese society about which Dwelling Narrowness provoked extensive discussion: love, sex...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lisa Nakamura Images of biometric screens are becoming increasingly common in television and film, particularly in genres such as police procedurals, “terror” television programs, and medical dramas. Digital surveillant screens establish and produce authority and scientific truths about national...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
... a countermodel to crime television focused on forensic progress through a case. Campion similarly takes the container of serialized crime drama that circulates the globe in a post-network television landscape and creates space for women’s stories from the Antipodes. Pausing the narrative to indict the treatment...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jane Feuer This essay attempts to break down a binary opposition between “quality TV” and reality TV, which is usually set up along an axis of distinction based on aesthetic value. That is: HBO dramas are art; reality TV shows are trash. As Misha Kavka writes, “Because reality television is seen...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 157–159.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Xiaolian. No.18; pp. 26-31. Interview with Hu MeL No.18; pp. 32-41. Berry, Sarah Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946• 1970: Museum of Broadcasting (New York). No.16; pp. 205-225. Bukatman, Scott Paralysis in Motion: Jerry Lewis's Life as a Man. No.17; pp. 195-205...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of Robbins’s hope for a vaudeville extravaganza. On the other hand, though, this tension between The Interpellations of Interpolation  •  93 vaudeville and narrative drama remains elsewhere: the score of Gypsy reveals a host of musical numbers, half...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... is not so much about the itinerary of the American serial queen in Chinese cultural scenes as about the rise of a particular configuration of the female body on the Chi- nese silent screen. First, I will examine the burgeoning media culture at the high point of modern Chinese popular drama (New...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynne Joyrich Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955) All that Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism and Consumer Culture Lynne ]oyrich I. Drama at Our Fingertips In an emotionally charged...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
... as a woman-but in order to indicate a drama central to the transference involved in analyzing Blue Velvet. 4. Cracking Up Imagine a film that begins like this: There is a man who cannot get a grip on things. He opens the door to his analyst’s office and steps onto...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 166–191.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Laura Stempel Mumford Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 thirtysomething Stripping on the Girl Channel: Lifetime, thirtysomething, and Television Form Laura Stempel Mumford Television drama texts are defined as much...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
... German cinema, Schliipmann analyzes two genres, melodrama and social drama. While film melodrama of this period in German history can be seen as a (sometimes less than successful) attempt to meet the theatrical standards of the cultured middle class, social drama retained affiliations...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
... of these ways centers on character psychology and derives from a tradition of literary criticism exemplified by Robert Heilman’s Tragedy and Mel~drama.~Heilman defines the tragic hero as a divided character who brings about his own downfall; in opposition...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 90–129.
Published: 01 January 1990
... descendants of the “lowbrow” sensational or “blood and thunder” melodrama that dominated popular theater and cheap literature around the turn of the century. But the serial-queen melo- drama is probably most striking because of its extraordinary emphasis on female heroism. Within a sensational...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 103–123.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Nick Salvato Camera Obscura 2007 Nick Salvato is an assistant professor of theater studies at Cornell University. He received his PhD from Yale University's Department of English in spring 2006. He is currently working on two book projects, “Uncloseting Drama: Modernism's Queer Theatres...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 4–8.
Published: 01 January 1988
... strategies to spectators, and still others attempt to join these two approaches. Some of the contributors investigate the cultural, social and economic contexts in which texts are produced and received. George Lipsitz, for example, investigates ethnic and working-class dramas of the 1950s with respect...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 1988
... to finish. 1 But television soap opera- that quintessential tele• visual form, whose very definition as a "continuing drama" implies the perpetual frustration of an ending-regards its "endings" in quite a dif• ferent way. Where it might be said that all Hollywood movies lead us inevitably toward...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 127–136.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... Those introductions make for an excellent crash course in cinematic modernism, for the drama he would stage, one for which Cabiers is the indispensible stage, is precisely that of the emergence of self-consciousness in the movies and in critical thinking...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
... items in trade periodicals, internal memos, memoirs, and show bibles to filmic texts that include women story editor figures in their diegeses, such as Kraft Televi- sion Theatre s television drama Patterns (NBC, 1955) and the film Sunset Boulevard (dir. Billy Wilder, US, 1950). Such artifacts...