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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
... within musical performance functions as a likely origin for the murderous rage of the film's antagonist, Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper). Frank tries, via mimicry, to displace intimations of homosexuality that arise within musical performance. But the film suggests that mimicry is likely to fail...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
... on Kyle’s fears about his own potency and his blindness to his wife’s loyalty, Far from Heaven presents a drama of marital impasse between Cathy Whitaker (Julianne Moore), in her wishful heterosexual blindness, and her husband Frank (Dennis Quaid), who struggles with the escalating unmanageability...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the text’s link to films past, it is already fully enacted and inscribed in Far from Heaven itself. The film’s narrative traces the dissolution of the marriage of characters Cathy and Frank Whit- aker (played by Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid) as they attempt to escape the confines of their 1950s white...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American animation. Generating a chronophotograph of typing in the Gilbreth studio/laboratory. Rather than producing the illusion of motion, here the motion-picture camera is used to deanimate the working woman’s body. Courtesy of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management, Purdue...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
... linked in a 1981 film by German director Frank Ripploh, Taxi Zum Klo. “Taxi to the Toilet,” as it is usually rendered in English, features as one of its primary settings for action various public men’s rooms in Berlin, where the main character (Ripploh, in an eponymous and apparently...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
... oppression of their culture. The questions surrounding the disappearance of Ruth Jamison's es• tranged husband, Frank Bennett, lends an element of gothic mystery to a film which otherwise subscribes to the generic conventions of 127 comic-drama and melodrama. Jeffrey Lyons, a film reviewer...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of Mikkelsen’s and Martin’s char- acters is positively tame in comparison to the vivid and violent acts of inhalation on display in David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (US, 1986). Dennis Hopper’s portrayal of the sadistic Frank Booth is extremely disturbing; his character’s first appearance, secretly witnessed...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
...-over appeal of Houston’s music .I9 However, not all the discourse surrounding Houston during this phase of her career is negative. Alongside comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Barbara Streisand in People magazine, the white press figured Whitney as a racial exception to the musical...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and Emma Productions The exact dates of feminist media collectives’ births and deaths are generally unrecorded and often disputed. Ellen Frank describes the genesis of the Vancouver-­based collective Amelia Productions as serendipitous, resulting from a sudden discovery: “I don’t remember...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 76–91.
Published: 01 May 1992
... with the interpreting subject. These are 80 the lipstick scene between Frank the psychotic and Jeffrey the would-be detective, and the S and M gagging scene featuring Dorothy and Frank. The characters, however, should not be seen as standing in place of text and analyst; there is no one-to-one...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 184–193.
Published: 01 May 2008
... a tradition of vernacular knowingness about transgender identities in New Zealand, whether found in the margins of literature such as in Frank Sargeson’s story “That Summer,” or recognized, as Lee Wallace has argued, in other national cultural contexts.3 But the collection of visual evidence...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 81–101.
Published: 01 May 2023
..., “Introduction and Acknowledgement,” in Hans Richter: Art 1905  –  1966 (New York: Finch College Museum of Art Contemporary Wing, 1968). 33. Hannah Frank, Frame by Frame: A Materialist Aesthetics of Animated Cartoons (Oakland: University of California Press, 2019). Reproductive labor is a term...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 174–178.
Published: 01 September 1991
...-1 91 9 edited by Yuri Tsivian. Indiana University Press, 1990. $75.00. In A Lonely Street: Film Noir, Genre, Masculinity by Frank Krutnik. Rout- ledge, 1991. $14.95. Screenplays of the African American Experience edited by Phyllis Rauch Klot- man. Indiana University Press, 1991...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
... with punching bags hanging from the boardwalk, the Coney Island Polar Bear Club on display, people watching other people, lounging, doing nothng-just being at this beach. Compared to American city-people still photographers Diane Arbus or Robert Frank, and their innumerable imitators...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
... even in this more optimistic reading, the structure of the narrative is nonetheless primary in determining what the voice can or cannot do. Considerations of narrative and objecti cation are also at the heart of Felicia Miller Frank’s study of women and arti ce in nineteenth...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 264.
Published: 01 May 1994
... and Imagination by Annette Kuhn. Verso, 1995. $17.95. Another Frank Capra by Leland Poague. Cambridge University Press, 1995. $54.95. Black Women as Cultural Readers by Jacqueline Bobo. Columbia University Press, 1995. $16.50. ...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
...  •  Camera Obscura Vanning rehearses the life story of a “most unsuccessful young man named Frank Johnson” who once worked for the CP —  involved in “agitation and propaganda activities, strikes in New Jersey” — before he vanished into thin air. Johnson, according to Vanning, was “typical...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 290–291.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Dictionary (with Cheris Kramarae, 1986) and Language, Gender, and Professional Writing (with Francine Frank, 1989). Her work on AIDS has appeared in October, ArtForum, Transition, Science, and elsewhere. ...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
..., to classify it as humor is to appreciate it on a relatively superficial level. As its subtitle, “Bite Me, Frank Miller,” indicates, “Vogue” is also a vehicle for feminist anger. As Cathy Cupitt notes, Luminosity made “Vogue” because she was “not happy with the misogyny and sexualized violence...