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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 2004
... English Studies in Canada . Currently she is working on a book on violence in film and stage versions of Shakespeare's plays. Catherine (Jennifer Lopez) as subjected beauty: the viewer’s “full prize,” in The Cell (dir. Tarsem Singh, US/Germany, 2000) Hook and Eye: Violence and the Captive Gaze...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 194–197.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Constance Penley Copyright © 1979 by Camera Obscura 1979 The Camera ; Je (0Babette Mangolte, 1975) The Camera:]e/La Camkra: Eye (Babette Mangolte) Constance Pen ley And, if it has to do with time, it has to do with psychology, which means it has to do with...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... destruction activates the second type of cruelty. Black Swan and Girlfriend Experience depend on the cruelty of the camera's eye: the paparazzo's invading eye, which takes the spectator beyond scopophilic pleasures into the realm of at least simulated interaction with the celebrity. Finally, directors deploy...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Moon Charania This article looks at two controversial war films— Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, US, 2016)—both of which feature white female protagonists as conflicted but central participants in the racialized...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 145–153.
Published: 01 September 2012
...John Greyson This article presents case studies of two recent Toronto actions protesting Israeli apartheid, as seen through queer eyes: the 2009 Toronto Declaration, a petition with thousands of signatures that condemned the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) collaboration with the...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Invaders from Mars (dir. William Cameron Menzies, US) — with an eye toward the Oedipal issues that the shared structure helps to express. In conclusion, the use of psychoanalysis as a scholarly tool is debated. Figure . Bad Father. Invaders from Mars (dir. William Cameron Menzies, US, On Film...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Rancière, Catherine Malabou, Susan Buck-Morss, and others, I consider the many scenes of self-reference and disavowal in contemporary theory, with an eye on how and whether this autoimmune disorder can be superseded and on the elemental question that is again struck: What should criticism be? Figure 1. Mr...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Kyoung-Lae Kang This essay examines two films, Modern Boy (dir. Ji-woo Jeong, South Korea, 2008) and Private Eye (dir. Dae-min Park, South Korea, 2009), both of which depict Seoul in the 1930s—the period during which Korean colonial modernity was fully shaped—and in so doing draw contemporary...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 2. Still from Instagram video of eyeball balloon with translated caption, “Once again JR hit me in the eye” (Agnès Varda, 2017) Figure 2. Still from Instagram video of eyeball balloon with translated caption, “Once again JR hit me in the eye” (Agnès Varda, 2017) More
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 82–88.
Published: 01 May 1988
... himself said, a visuel, a man who sees.” “He used to look again and again at the things he did not under- stand.” If he saw a certain chaos with his eye, gradually with his mind’s eye he reduced it to nosological pictures, “and he remarked again and again on the difficulty and value...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., corpse. It fasci- nates not only because it originates within a militaristic mystery from the State of New Mexico (1947), but also because of the enigma of the representation of the body, especially the unnerving gaze of the eyes.3 In this paper I will examine the film in comparison to a...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 152–153.
Published: 01 September 2003
... Books Received Barnes, Peter. To Be or Not to Be. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Barrios, Richard. Screened Out: Playing Gay in Hollywood from Edison to Stonewall. New York: Routledge, 2003. Chion, Michel. Eyes Wide Shut. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Dixon, Wheeler...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2007
... time dissolves, and the privileges of the seeing eye are challenged by the very scene under Undoing the Scene of the Crime  •  79 analysis. In fact, it is precisely by dilating or contracting the detec- tive story to its extreme limits that they articulate forms...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
... not even “looked in the eye,” a crucial ingredient of Morris’s docu- mentary method. To achieve the effect of looking into the eye, Morris invented the Interrotron, a two-way adaptation of a teleprompter. This device gives Karpinski the courtesy of eye contact that her superi...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 84–85.
Published: 01 September 1985
... hope that it will help to fill the gap in a neglected area of feminist thinking about film. In all three cases - Trinh T. Minh-ha’s filmic investigation of the ethnographic I /eye, Connie Hatch’s polemical reconstruction of conventional docu- mentary photography, Mary Kelly’s exhaustive...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... genre. The horror that permeates the visual universe of The Tenant and his CO 43-1, 1-43 6/6/00 2:47 PM Page 5 Cinematic Exile • 5 other films often seems to rest in the human eye, in vision itself...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 1995
... Cond.4 by Franqoise Pfaff. University of Nebraska Press, 1996. $1500. Questions of Travel: Postmodern Discourses of Displacement by Caren Kaplan. Duke University Press, 1996. $16.95. Max Ophuls in the Hollywood Studios by Lutz Bacher. Rutgers University Press, 1996. $72.00. Deviant Eyes...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 105–114.
Published: 01 September 1977
... to show how a newspaper run by communists would handle information. MI . . . . Information . . . my hands, I typing / .. . my eyes / reading/ they weregoing to go through a lot, andall that because ofan ordinary picture from Portugal which had been published in...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 206–237.
Published: 01 January 1992
... confe~sion.~According to Spitzack, the physician’s clinical eye functions like Foucault’s medical gaze; it is a disciplinary gaze, situated within apparatuses of power and knowledge, that constructs the female figure as pathological, excessive, unruly, and potentially...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... David Letterman, snowy white and wrapped in greens, and, with her eyes shining like ice cubes, the star self-destructed and fell into a dark hole of shame. She was an amazingly bad interviewee. In the wake of a non – job-producing, post-MLA, postcampus visit roller- coaster ride, I could not have...