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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
... a visibility of what Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri term “the flesh of the multitude” that offers opportunities for new forms of recognition and political alliance. Sleep Dealer provides an ambivalent theory of visibility and the production of collective memory within a neoliberal frame that sheds light...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
... of the Anthropocene. In the process, what is erased is also the memory of other stories that could have been told, stories that emerge out of a history of violence against Black being—what Hortense Spillers calls “high crimes against the flesh ”—and that demand a temporality and a point of view that the cinema...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
... aimed at showing the relevance of Merleau-Ponty's notion of flesh to the reinstatement of corporeality as ground of technological representa- tion. I would also like to argue that Egoyan's systematic use of screens within the cinematic frame effects a transformation...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
... for the vampire, the signifier of race for the nineteenth-century monster; skin is precisely what does not fit, Frankenstein sutures his monster’s ugly flesh together by binding it in a yellow skin, too tight and too thick. When, in the modern horror movie, terror rises...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 130–149.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., “you will never be child. Flesh of my flesh, you will never be flesh.” The image of the 7-week-old fetus is transformed into its 18-week-old counterpart, which in turn becomes the woman behind glass. We are dispatched to the moment of conception as sperm cluster...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
... wide open, her expression enigmatically suspended between ecstasy and motionless stupor. The camera zooms in on one of her eyes, gradually banishing offscreen the vivid, bloody red of her devastated flesh. The camera’s gaze con- tinues its movement, plunging into her iris and pupil...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... the scene switches; the next (filmic) moment finds us in space and in the future, floating slowly, so slowly toward the moon. 68  •  Camera Obscura Long, Long Ago and Far, Far Away (1978 – 2005): Star Wars; Fleshing out the Continuum Every race of being that is capable of self-consciously...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 53–67.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Woman,” Flesh , Intervention 21/22 ( 1988 ): 4 8–53. Creed , Barbara . “Pornography and Pleasure: The Female Spectator.” Australian Journal of Screen Theory 15/16 ( 1983 ): 67 –88. Creed , Barbara . “Horror and the Monstrous-Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection,” Screen 27 , no. 2...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 59–63.
Published: 01 May 2006
... archives of pain on its surfaces, in its flesh. Whether one refers to them as human rights, trauma portfolios, or literary and filmic testimonios, these discursive and material renderings of seared subaltern flesh betray the body’s monstrous affects, that body which is irreducible to and in excess...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 110–125.
Published: 01 December 1984
... to mean that this is the present situation of the arts and commentary on them, that nothing has changed since Diderot? Do you think that the pages of Diderot’s Essay on Painting devoted to divinities made flesh and flesh made divinities - I can’t quote them, just go read them, you know...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 86–109.
Published: 01 December 1986
... watershed of national self-doubt and paranoia. In the setting of spreading global communism, fading postwar prosperity, and the renewed threat of nuclear holocaust, Hollywood disgorged an army of implacable invaders feasting upon flesh and blood, like the brainy carrotman of The Thing...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 129–160.
Published: 01 May 1997
... materialism. For a counterpoint, let3 look more closely at the Romavisaya. THE END OF RELIGION The Instructions Buried in the Flesh “The Kingdom of Rome” (Romavisaya) is taken from the Lokapan- nati, a collection of medieval Pali tales about the marvels of King...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 99–117.
Published: 01 December 2003
... of the womb, substituting itself for caesarian surgery. The woman mutilates the expanse of flesh connected to breath, to birth, to life, which comes between breasts and vagina. Here we might consider how masochism is often misconstrued as direct pleasure from pain, rather than as a complex desire for pain...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 154–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... with a money shot of his car throttling down a hillside, erupting with trails of smoke Amitabh will have to make do with this conceptual orgasm, while the heroine and the dacoit fulfill their fantasies in the flesh. Yes, we did spend an enormous time editing this project we shot over one night...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 24–53.
Published: 01 January 1989
... is treated by coupling it with opposition: activiqdpassivity. l7 The relative absence of concrete, flesh and blood women in the writings of Soviet filmmakers on montage should not obscure the pervasive and obsessive sense of duality that characterizes the theorizing of montage. Indeed...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
... decloak- ingdemasking her face and body to the curious gaze of her world- wide spectator The horror is not simply in the flesh being cut, after numerous injections with four-inch needles into the side of her head, but in the lifting of the flesh and the insertion...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 1997
... process of carnivorous mass production. In the black and white world of the chicken factory, flesh is either food for human consump- tion, or extraneous matter that is simply washed away. This order will soon be disrupted however, as the chickens come home to roost. A driver for Eunice Food...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 51–56.
Published: 01 May 1992
... in his hands. He could do whatever he wanted: cut it up and eat it, or throw it back. When he pulled a hook through the tender flesh, it felt like the point of a sharp phrase that turned an argument in his favor, or the butt of a joke about big cocks and virgins. Lively but short...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
..., the eroticizing of some other zone of exchange). The Annunciation is sometimes figured as a shaft of light or stream of words issuing from the Angel and entering the Virgin’s ear.’ Thus she becomes pregnant with meaning, the word is made flesh. The analyst, receiving (hearing) the words of the anal...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 66–83.
Published: 01 September 1995
... painting. Yet, this nude is not like a Renaissance nude, nor any other kind of nude for that matter. The body of this nude- made only of a miniature gold crown, a dark colored mask, a “flesh”- tone hand and breasts, dark brown-tone legs, and a hairless pink and red vagina...