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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 146–154.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Richard deCordova Robert C. Allen and Douglas Gomery, Film History: Theory and Practice (New York: Knopf, 1985) Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Film History as Discipline Richard deCordova Robert C. Allen and Douglas Gomery, Film History: Theory...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 8–27.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Patrice Petro Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Feminism and Film History Patrice Petro It’s now too easy to assume that if a text is labelled “feminist” theory, then it can’t properly “count” or “figure” as anything else (“woman’s sphere...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2001
... with Francis Ford, is one of many “highly significant early female figures who have received only cursory attention in the histories of cinema.” Photo courtesy Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive Introduction: Female Stardom and Early Film History Diane Negra Designed to explore specific...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 59–81.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Feuillade , to be published by Wayne State University Press. She is also coediting an anthology of feminist film history and historiography. Musidora as the phantom that haunts film history in Les vampires (1915–16), directed by Louis Feuillade Screening Musidora: Inscribing Indeterminacy in Film...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 39–44.
Published: 01 May 2006
... America. The Wild Party (dir. Dorothy Arzner, US, 1929) A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E The Future of Feminism and Film History Lauren Rabinovitz It is now the fashion to pronounce film history, rather than film theory, as that which counts most...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 179–186.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Alicia Kozma This article examines Stephanie Rothman and her career as a second-wave exploitation film director between 1966 and 1974. Marginally represented in film histories and archives, Rothman made seven films during her short career and flourished in the primarily masculinized world of second...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 101–141.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo is one of the most acclaimed films of all times, recognized by scores of critics, film theorists, and film historians as a pivotal work in both film history and film theory. By now, Vertigo is so deeply embedded in film theory that it is almost...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... (ed. Zhang Ying jin, 1999), and Spaces of Their Own (ed. Mayfair Yang, 1999). She is currently completing a book on early Chinese film culture and vernacular modernity. Xuan Jinglin in An Amorous History of the Silver Screen (Mingxing, 1931), directed by Zhang Shichuan. Courtesy China Film...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 150–158.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Jeanne Allen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Palaces of Consumption as Women’s Club: En-countering Women’s Labor History and Feminist Film Criticism ]eanne Allen As leading promoters of consumer culture in the United States...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... rhetoric of value, proposing that the “pretty” as a recurrent taste category in film reveals an imbrication of gender, sexuality, and race in the construction of the cinematic image itself. Analysis of the pretty's antecedents in histories of art demonstrates how colonial and patriarchal modes of aesthetic...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Rhona Berenstein Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Remembering History: Films by Women at the 1989 Toronto Film Festival Rhona Berenstein . . . the textual construction (written filmic, etc.) of discursive spaces in which not Woman...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... represent them in film and visual media) and an essay on body transformation in early cinema. An alien spaceship hovers over New York City in Independence Day (dir. Roland Emmerich, US, 1996). Spectacles of History: Race Relations, Melodrama, and the Science Fiction/Disaster Film Despina...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Catherine Russell Hara Setsuko in End ofSummer (Ozu Yasujiro, 1961). "Overcoming Modernity": Gender and the Pathos of History in Japanese Film Melodrama Catherine Russell Although this seemed unpalatable to Westerners...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 41–66.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of these discussions and explore their interrelations, by looking at the film through a history and analysis of cinematic reflexivity. As a metacinematic work both by and about an African American lesbian director, the film has much to say about the means of its own production and, even further, about the way...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... In Akerman’s films, history insists, returns, refuses to disappear. Memories are haunting and haunt those who were, and are, persecuted. The conference examined Akerman’s cinematic strategies of taking time to forget in transforming the traces of history into resistive forms. In working with cinematic forms...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... that impact. Histories of cinema generally fall within several dominant paradigms: world cinema; Hollywood or industrial cinema; and cinemas in contradistinction to the Hollywood industrial model—national art-film movements and avant-gardes resistant to the industrial paradigm and its influence. Though...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 69–85.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ivan Cerecina Abstract This paper describes the history of the writing and the intellectual context for Nicole Vedrès's essay “The Leaves Are Stirring.” It places Vedrès's claims about cinematic realism and montage in dialogue with canonical theorizations of film theory in France at this pivotal...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 89–117.
Published: 01 September 2023
... generally — and specifically in the case of ONE Adventure — elides the precarious labor that undergirded his films’ productions. This article proposes that gay media history needs to critically confront nonmaterial overelaboration — the covering over of the material conditions of media production — in media...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the present about the “impoverished” tableaus of sexploitation films is the shunted melancholia of obsolescence. Sexploitation maintains a hold on contemporary viewers precisely through the films' constriction by history, by their seeming containment within their own historical moment and inability...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... way of being in the world. Through the point of view of the female protagonist, this film moves from a contemplative to a loving and epistemically productive gaze; in so doing, this story about learning to love what passes writes the history of women's cinematic subjectivity as the worldly exercise...