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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 157–167.
Published: 01 December 2019
... television soundtracks theme songs female vocalists Figure 1. Insecure (HBO, 2016 ) The pilot episode of Insecure (HBO, 2016 ) concludes with a note- worthy musical reference. In an earlier scene, protagonist Issa Dee (Issa Rae) embarrasses her friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) by refer- encing her sexual...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... production, which remains male dominated, female TV actors, such as Cyrus, signify femininity in multiple ways. On the other hand, given Daisy Rock’s position as a guitar company, it is perhaps more appropriate to focus on Cyrus’s role as a pop vocalist. As Lucy Green argues, female...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
...- lowed soon after 1990. Moreover, two established singers utilized music video promotion to continue selling records; Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner rekindled their popularity. Unlike the pop charts in the mid-eighties that seemed devoid of female vocalists, the R&B charts were inundated...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of postwar Hong Kong cinema, transcending the boundaries of genre, and their performance was the exclu- sive domain of female vocalists and actresses. Many of the biggest stars of this period, like Chang, moved fluidly between the movie and music industries to simultaneously pursue careers as screen...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 11–45.
Published: 01 May 2008
... feminisms. In doing so, I follow the direction of Hortense Spillers, who advises that when looking to the black female vocalist as a figure of sexual self-knowledge, song lyrics are not necessarily the primary loca- tion in which to find alternative narratives of race and sex. “The singer...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
... account leaves out but that gay investment in extraordinary female performers and their performances might help us to understand if we examine the way certain performances by women have, in fact, already been structured as a collaboration with a gay man and with gay male taste. Whether hers...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... female performer and, in some cases, a pop music sound track; these films include COSMIC RAY (1961), VIVIAN (1964), EASTER MORNING RAGA (1966), and THE WHITE ROSE (1967). This essay examines a work by Conner that combines all of these elements, 1966's BREAKAWAY, an experimental dance film he made...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
..., and male and female personality traits. By examining the career of one mismatched woman, Deanna Durbin, I revisit film theory's reliance on discourses of synchronicity and patriarchy to account for the female voice in cinema. I show how Durbin's celebrity is dependent on a developing conception...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... and com- ing to the United States to investigate his brother’s murder, Han 156 • Camera Obscura meets the daughter of the African American crime family, Trish O’Day, played by the late R & B vocalist Aaliyah. The movie’s pro- motional materials insist that, in keeping with the Romeo and Juliet...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 31–69.
Published: 01 December 2002
... Willie Thall, Lyons’s number one affable male “foil”; Cliff Lash, conductor of Lyons’s seven-piece band and number two straight man; and three female blonde vocalists that looked like younger versions of Ruth herself—Ruby Wright, Marian Spelman, and Bonnie Lou.46 The universe of The Fifty...