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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... contracts to repeat and return to the object of desire. In arguing that the ao dai (long dress) photograph as a copy-image of a lost or disappearing referent is central to a contemporary diasporic erotic — a feeling-state of disrupted history rendered (and recovered) in mythical terms through love...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 105–117.
Published: 01 December 2021
... in nature, vacation spots, summer camps, isolated swimming holes and beaches, bars, underground social worlds, and the home. Through her editing and creative manipulation of the soundtrack, she makes it easy to imagine that the women in these images experienced same-sex intimacy and eroticism. Hammer...
Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 4. An erotic act leading to asphyxiation and violence in In the Realm of the Senses ( Ai no korîda , dir. Nagisa Ōshima, Japan, 1976) Figure 4. An erotic act leading to asphyxiation and violence in In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no korîda, dir. Nagisa Ōshima, Japan, 1976) More
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... suggests the intense erotic power of Oz but also highlights the ways in which the series’s incitement of gender and genre trouble 92 • Camera Obscura had real consequences for viewers. It is clearly threatening for many straight men to take pleasure in the eroticism of Oz because the sexual...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Phillip Brian Harper Dressed to Kill (Brian De Palma, 1980) Playing in the Dark: Privacy, Public Sex, and the Erotics of the Cinema Venue Phillip Brian Harper I. Toilet Public sex loomed large in the popular consciousness in late 1991, for in July of that year, Paul Reubens-“Pee...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Özgür Yaren This article explores trash erotic productions in 1970s Turkish cinema. What was popularly referred to as the “sex influx” ( seks furyası ) was the result of persistent economic and political crises and symptomatic of the ends of certain cultural and economic modes dominant in film...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
... nonhuman actors can participate in a human- centered eroticism: I can love trees and fight deforestation by masturbating with nature. Masturbatory ecologies then signify a self- gratifying attempt to engender a creative, pleasurable utopianism that har- nesses the self, the body, and the erotic to foster...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Ins and Outs of Female Sensibility  •  97 because they affirmed the realities of women’s lived experiences: “Pornography titillates, eroticism stimulates. The erotic theme to me . . . is one of communication — two people expressing their humanity to each other.”24 Arguably, one...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... era, Temple presented an appeal that was dependent on her ability to disavow the threat of adult female sexu- ality without relinquishing the erotic appeal of her innocence. As Greene’s comments and subsequent legal predicament suggest, however, the balance between innocence and eroticism...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
.... Beautiful Agony also creates and maintains alliances among its members on the basis of a shared vision of what constitutes real eroticism. This alliance generates faithfulness to individual Web sites — members envision themselves as part of a distinct erotic com- munity whose particular tastes...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs , and The Empire Strikes Back , I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in animation...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., 2011) rounded out the program with an explicitly erotic and unapologetically political version of the meeting of “queer” and “Palestinian.” © 2012 by Camera Obscura 2012 Colleen Jankovic is a PhD candidate in English, film, and women, gender, and sexuality studies at the University...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (US, 1964), which is typically shown silently. These films are queer in that they present a series of erotic encounters that vary in gender, sexuality, and number; significantly, these works are also nonsynchronous or silent in their image-sound relations. They are recombinant in their structure...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 57–81.
Published: 01 May 2018
... of their seductive powers. The author argues that Gabbeh and The May Lady deploy the acousmatic voice to subvert the logic of veiling the female voice (through the acousmatization of the male voice) and also to circumvent the prohibitions imposed on staging male-female erotic configurations on-screen. The article...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... heart is an established couple whose seemingly secure erotic bond is marked by deep ambivalence. This bond is stretched beyond recognition as it bends to the presence of the sexual outsider, who is first incorporated into, then ejected from, the pseudofamilial world. Though irreparably altered...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 11–26.
Published: 01 May 1976
..., which Raynal posits as an essentially imaginary, erotic activity. (3) An unfinished film diary which would be about the attempt to fig- ure the image of a woman as a signifier of her own desire and not as an empty sign which speaks the desire of men. This level of the film only...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Figure 4. An erotic act leading to asphyxiation and violence in In the Realm of the Senses ( Ai no korîda , dir. Nagisa Ōshima, Japan, 1976) Figure 4. An erotic act leading to asphyxiation and violence in In the Realm of the Senses (Ai no korîda, dir. Nagisa Ōshima, Japan, 1976) ...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... It is an obsolescence that inheres not only in the strivings of the films’ politically retrograde plots but also in their erotic content, in the material evidence of their mise-­en-­scène, and in the extratextual­ residues of their embattled mode of production. Such limitations take on both...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 80–85.
Published: 01 September 1980
... a question to what 84 extent the image of a naked woman’s body can be de-eroticized. This section of Exchanges attempts to re-position the erotic elements: the technology employed becomes more seductive than the actual image of the strip. The camera strategies-time-exposed frames...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... that laughter is pre- cisely what allows male viewers to indulge a potentially transgres- sive form of pleasure through a form of ironic displeasure, an eroticized inclusion by way of an erotic exclusion. In order to investigate further pornography’s roots in a distinctly social mode of exhibition...