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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 6–35.
Published: 01 December 1986
... the signified of the “past.” Its familiar identity and family resemblance are produced as visible traces of the past’s presence in the present, and ensure the past’s presence in a future safely contained and constrained by tradition and history. At best, it will carry the father’s name forward...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 41–74.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Sharon Willis Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 The Fathers Watch The Boys’ Room Sharon Willis The Boys’ Room Quentin Tarantino’s characters spend a lot of time in the bathroom, and because they do, the bathroom acquires a certain centrality...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sam McBean Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, Fun Home (2006), intricately weaves together the author's coming-out story with her family's history, particularly the story of her father's closeted queer sexuality and possible suicide. In its exploration of family history, queer desires...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of ambivalence on terms of sexual difference, especially for father figures perceived as models of artistic expressivity, and the mothering body as a body of prohibition, labor, illness, and death. Examining the negation of the body, the role of aggression and violence, and the critique of the bind of “male...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 61–89.
Published: 01 May 2022
... ( Banshun , Japan, 1949), the film's narrative premise traces the strong bond between a widower and his adult daughter. Most critical assessments of the film thus interpret 35 Shots of Rum as an homage to Ozu, seeing the daughter's love for her father as a reflection of Denis's devotion to the Japanese...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
... of adolescence and expose the mismatch as a zone of liminality that can be confined to neither the diegesis nor the father. The instability of Durbin's voice is exemplified by the two halves of her cinematic oeuvre. Prior to US entry into the Second World War, Universal presented Deanna Durbin as a young...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 39–67.
Published: 01 December 2012
...), and 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 (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 113–149.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Beauty (US, 1999) explicitly affirms the importance of upholding the prohibition against incest. In his DVD commentary on the film, Mendes himself sees his work as the tale of a man, Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey), who becomes “a father again” by foregoing the chance to capitalize on his fan- tasy...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 199–225.
Published: 01 May 1997
... structures that attend them. That fantasmatic figure can apply so much control, I will argue, precisely because of his fictitiousness, but unlike the fictional father that Sigmund Freud theorized in Totem and Taboo, this patriarchal figure exerts economic and other forms...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 101–124.
Published: 01 September 1991
... the relationship between political economics and gender. Adams seems to concur with Silverman when she says that what the male masochist does is to “defy castration and disavow sexual difference” in his perversion “grounded in his refusal of the symbolic father and in his...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., and Rage in the Teen-Girl Badlands Barbara Jane Brickman Partway through Terrence Malick’s Badlands (US, 1973), the teen- age narrator of the film, Holly (Sissy Spacek), enters into a kind of daydream, triggered by images in her father’s stereopticon and advanced by her voice-over. From...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
.... The enormously popular French film, Three Men and a Cradle, and the American remake, Three Men and a Baby, which are about an infant named Mary who is left on the doorstep of the infant’s father and his two male housemates, are interesting manifes- tations of the concern about father’s rights that has...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
... to the formation of group identity, Sigmund Freud postulated along with Charles Darwin and Robertson Smith a primogenital crime responsible for virtually all subsequent social organization. Freud’s myth of the primal horde and of the murder of the father by a band of brothers...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 30–67.
Published: 01 May 1988
... down on the side of the father, “mature” sexuality, and a well-fortified ego-that seems best to intuit the challenge that perversion poses to the symbolic order. She cautions that “the pervert is trying to free himself from the paternal universe and the constraints of the law. He wants...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 6–30.
Published: 01 January 1996
..., needs a boarder to share his apartment, Apartment Zero, until his psychotic mother comes home from the hospital.8 Residing in a complex inhabited by many recog- nizable examples of modern social alienation-Laura, a bored and lonely housewife in love with her dead father; Vanessa, a transvestite...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1988
... describes as one of fellatio. The two people whose love affair occupied her mind so incessantly are Dora’s father and his lover Frau K. Through hysterical identification Dora takes up Frau K’s sexual This essay will be appearing in Psychoanalysis and Culture, ed. James Donald (London: Macmillan...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... terms. This is the logic of the final moments in Tykwer’s first fea- ture film, Deadly Maria (Die Tödliche Maria, Germany, 1993): the almost autistic Maria (Nina Petri), a domestic servant of sorts to her husband (Péter Franke) and her father ( Josef Bierbichler), consciously allows...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 181–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Freud — display an intimacy, either despite the genre or because of it, and they invite an affective engagement with Freud’s personal history. This affective presence and possibility derives in part from the fact that the “father” (of Anna, of psychoanalysis) is in front of the camera rather...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... on the job. An explosion takes place, killing some and injuring others, Freder then goes to see his father, who curtly informs him that class division is inevitable and that the worker must toil for his daily bread. The worker’s place is “down below.” A secretary, Joseph...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... Lindner discusses his own understandable disgust, as a Jew, for his patient and the patient’s views, while the patient in turn wields his anti-Semitism at his Jewish doctor, merging it with his hatred for his own father. This connection is then exacerbated...