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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 31–61.
Published: 01 September 2023
... (based on any information provided by the film) of what is before our eyes. Korczak's challenges to pedagogical hierarchies, which Lockhart takes up by allowing the girls of Rudzienko power over their own bodies and words, bears a critical connection to the pragmatist philosophy of which we might...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... this film. In a remarkable array of novels, lectures, interviews, editorials, and advice manu- als, British romance novelist and social commentator Glyn had long promoted an idiosyncratic “philosophy of love.”2 This philos- ophy celebrated aristocratic manners, enhanced arousal through restricted...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 103–131.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and posthumanist philosophy of relation and care. Focusing on the film's language of risk, danger, contamination, and even social disintegration, Arrival prompts us to consider how a particularly suggestive account of the maternal‐fetal relationship, and of the process of fostering and becoming a relationally...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Katherine Fusco Using recent work from philosophy, film studies, and economics, this article analyzes two instances of star discourse — Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience — to identify an emerging trend in contemporary cinema. I argue...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
... rather than dismantling them. For a recent retread, see Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (US, 2010). 51. Balázs, Theory of the Film, 76. Michael Taussig describes the face in terms similar to those of What Is Philosophy?, as “the figure of appearance, the appearance of appearance...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of music and film, the collaborative process between the artists, and how their collaboration shape-shifted over time. Three early short films (1986–89) chart Sonia’s first appearances, leading to Chantal’s invitation to shape the music of Histoires d’Amérique: Food, Family, and Philosophy (France/Belgium...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Leah Vonderheide Abstract This essay offers an analysis of Waru , an omnibus film written and directed by a sisterhood of nine Māori women, which illuminates a philosophy of Māori women's filmmaking and indicates new possibilities for a global Indigenous cinema. In the two decades since Māori...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 173–201.
Published: 01 December 2023
... points in the film, this article pairs close analyses with a discussion of Steyerl's own references to philosophy (Hegel) and film theory (Harun Farocki) within and peripherally to Lovely Andrea , demonstrating how the bondage practice of self‐suspension so central to this film performs a dialectical...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Irigaray's argument that Heidegger has “forgotten” the pre-Socratic element air in a philosophy that privileges materiality and vision, I examine popular films that feature air, and in particular breathing, as a central trope. Because of an emphasis on the more obviously material aspects of visual images...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... film theory and criticism, classic and contemporary Russian cinema, and Russian art criticism and cultural studies. She has published in the International Journal of the Humanities, Senses of Cinema, Rouge, Continuum, Screening the Past, Film-Philosophy , and Kinovedcheskie Zapiski. She...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... and Symbolic efficiency in the contemporary era. Camera Obscura 2010 Richard Pope is Postdoctoral Researcher in Residence, Visible City Project, Toronto. He has published previously on global Hollywood and the cinema of Stanley Kubrick and Krzysztof Kieślowski in Film-Philosophy and Theory...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of photogenic love. © 2008 by Camera Obscura 2008 Kristi McKim is an assistant professor of film studies at Hofstra University. Her work has appeared in Film-Philosophy and Senses of Cinema and is forthcoming in Film Quarterly and Film International . Learning to Love What Passes...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of the Visible (London: Routledge, 2007), 123. 14. Aaron Smuts, “Haunting the House from Within: Disbelief Mitigation and Spatial Experience,” FilmPhilosophy 6, no. 7 (2002), www.film-­philosophy.com/vol6-­2002/n7smuts. 15. Noël Carroll provides a sustained explanation of the cognitive...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 89–106.
Published: 01 December 1984
.... The curvilinear paths of this camera eye take on the involutions of a turning moebius strip. Film has been created as an experiment that poses the questions which must be addressed by philosophy . This brings us to the article at hand, which contains both direct and 105 indirect...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 373–377.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Philosophy, Deconstruction, and Literary The- ory edited by Reed Way Dasenbrock. University of Minnesota Press, 1989. $14.95. Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Post-Modernism by Jim Collins. Routledge, 1989. $13.95. The Future of an Illusion: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 151–152.
Published: 01 May 1981
... Contributors 151 Bertrand Augst teaches film in the French and Comparative Litera- ture departments at the University of California, Berkeley. Rosi Braidotti lives in Paris and recently completed a dissertation on Women and Philosophy...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., Aaron. Contesting Identities: Sports in American Film. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003. Bergfelder, Tim, Erica Carter, and Deniz Göktürk, eds. The German Cinema Book. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Brooker, Will, and Deborah Jermyn, eds. The Audience Studies Reader...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...: by way of extremity, the new film trend foregrounds sensation, which in its aesthetic immediacy provides the point of access to a more authentic reality. This article argues that such a perspective forecloses the complex formal strategies that characterize the films, thus neglecting the crucial role...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... for his filmmaking. Finally, although he writes that he did not read theory 128  •  Camera Obscura or philosophy at the time, Vallois met French intellectuals through film culture. He made short films for Gaumont about, among oth- ers, Eugène Ionesco and Claude Lévi-­Strauss. It is safe to say...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 209–212.
Published: 01 December 1989
...” in assessing the dynamics between ideology and the subject; instead these findings give rise to further questions about the relation of oppositional readings of media texts to the social formation. Comparative Literature and Film Studies...