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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of social trauma structuring most haunted real estate films than by the free-floating anxieties attendant upon the financialization of postindustrial economies and exacerbated by the Great Recession. It theorizes that the franchise is symptomatic of a broader cultural exploration of an emergent recessionary...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of “public” and “private,” working at the intersection of libidinal and financial economies, marked as both “individuals” and “representatives,” figured as both “bodies” and “voices”—provide a powerful locus for both the explosion and exposure of sexual violence, which operates through and across those same...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alessa Dominguez This article examines Bravo's Real Housewives franchise (2006–) to theorize the aesthetic, affective, and performance qualities of docusoap televisuality. It argues that the franchise functions through a financial and affective economy of “money shots,” or moments of predictably...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 224–227.
Published: 01 May 1979
... Sander, 1977)* 226 observe the city and photograph what they see. These, however, are not the images that their financiers were expecting. The film describes three days of Edda’s life: her life with her daughter, her friends, and her co-workers and their relations...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... casually agrees to let her own boyfriend, Xiao Bei, move into her apartment. The drama portrays the two young couples’ cohabitation as a natural and practical financial choice. The city, as an expensive and alienating space, provides opportunities for the younger generation to live as they like...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 153–162.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Films  •  155 restricted access for women’s work to the art-house screens that, even when not financially rewarding, at least guarantee reviews. Certainly there are many women-directed festival films that could benefit from such exploitation. In scale, scope, and commitment...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 137–177.
Published: 01 May 2007
...: Movie Music: The Film Reader (2003) and, with Glyn Davis, Teen TV: Genre, Consumption, and Identity (2004). Ah.med al-Sharī‘aī (the film’s financier/Amīr’s husband), Istīfān Rūstī (Ra’ūf Bek/the joint director), and ‘Azīza Amīr (Layla/the film’s producer) working in the editing suite. “I...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 127–153.
Published: 01 May 2021
... financial and institutional support for creating new work. Activist and author Melissa Silverstein described the concerns: The issue of the lack of female directors is dominating this year's Cannes Film Festival. Part of this conversation is how movies get selected and who selects them. Is there a clear...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 237–244.
Published: 01 May 1979
... abortion law dating from 1920 was only abolished in 1975, and even at present the large majority of women, particularly those that need them most, can only obtain abortions at great financial and psychological cost because of the “conscience clause” included in the new law. Similarly...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 244–246.
Published: 01 May 1992
... “styles” physicians use to treat illness, depending on the patient’s insurance (prepaid vs. fee-for-service), the training and attitudes of individual providers, and organizational factors such as financial incentives and branch location. Valerie Hartouni is Assistant Professor...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 48–70.
Published: 01 May 1993
... there for his self-esteem.”16Then, on the wedding night, El Hadji finds he has the xala. Somebody has cursed him and he is impotent. During the rest of the film he tries to work out the source of the curse and visits two murabouts to cure him. His financial affairs unravel; he...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 95–123.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of the exquisite cruising grounds provided by the modern city: cafés, bars, discos, public baths, toilets, and shopping areas become, as Dianne Chisholm writes in Queer Constellations, ideal places for loitering and casual contact without financial tariff, conjugal responsibility, or bourgeois propriety. 20...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 33–65.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of high-­ quality film, working independently of the Cleveland Federation. On 30 March 1917, the Civic Committee officially separated from the Women’s Club — though it would receive that club’s financial support for two more years — and, with forty-­five charter mem- bers, became the Cleveland...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 153–163.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in the hierarchical, financially driven Hollywood production environment and the looser, idea-­driven forum of the media collective. With opportuni- ties on the set and screen still restricted for women in the 1970s, and 16 mm Bolex and Sony Portapak cameras becoming readily available, women began to form...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 115–118.
Published: 01 December 1989
... was quite prepared to find that the texts I was analyzing (financially successful, therefore widely consumed, texts) positioned their spectators as masculine, even though I knew that, in “real life,” many of them were female. In fact, what I found was that most of them did...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... in the Petrowitz mines, which will enable him and his partners to buy shares at rock-bottom prices, then profit from the ensuing inflation. Egon, a clerk for the Central European Bank, listens attentively to Canez s plan before being seduced by a wealthy young woman who encourages him to better his financial...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 59–89.
Published: 01 September 2022
... financial crisis might even appear in the mise-en-scène of Attenberg 's opening, casting the peeling white wall as (tourist-imagined) Greek vacation-town disrepair. However, rereading this scene through Tsangari's oeuvre, rather than through national film weirdness or financial austerity, Tsangari's auteur...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2006
... into her work. She hopes to purify her love by dedicating herself to providing her daughter with a better life. But making a success of her restaurant chain cannot protect her from Veda’s manipulations. With Wally acting as her lawyer, Veda extorts a financial settlement from a famous Hollywood...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 74–87.
Published: 01 December 1982
... it all to three or four Canadians who were as absorbed as I was in the project. Then everything stopped. Losique had financial difficulties; his checks to Sonimage bounced and then stopped altogether. But after all he had dared to innovate, and nobody’s perfect. 76 Third Trip, Part...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 123–127.
Published: 01 December 2021
... on my mind when I suggested giving her our annual Artist Residency Award, an invitation to work on a new project that comes with both the support of the Studio and a financial award. Recognizing the impact of supporting an older female artist who was still actively making work and whose project involved...