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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Maya Sidhu Abstract This article demonstrates how the interwar French suffragist organization la Femme nouvelle used the platform of the newsreel to make political claims through its collaboration with Pathé’s newsreel magazine Actualités féminines or Women's News . Through the filming...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mauro Resmini This article examines a recent tendency in contemporary art cinema—the New French Extremity (NFE)—and focuses specifically on a critique of the scholarly discourse that has flourished around it in recent years. The fundamental argument of this discourse can be summarized as follows...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Rosi Braidotti; Jane Weinstock Book Review New French Feminisms: Some Points Re-viewed Rosi Braidotti andJane Weinstock The text which follows is part of a larger, polyvocal response (forth- coming in the Australian feminist journal, Hecute) to New French Feminisms’ call...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ros Murray This article assesses the impact and import of 1970s French feminist video collectives, focusing on the relationship between technology, subjectivity, and embodiment. It investigates how early portable video technology provided the tools for an exploration of subjectivity as collective...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 237–244.
Published: 01 May 1979
... The Camera Obscura Collective French Feminism Syntactical hesitation: Ywelthey. The third person plural signifies dis- tance, taking French feminists as the object of a discourse. The first person plural signifies solidarity, describing the women I have loved and with whom I have worked over...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David A. Gerstner This article presents a study of Philippe Vallois's 1976 gay film Johan: Mon été 75 , the only French film from the period that directly and explicitly represents gay male sexuality and its urban milieu, Paris. Johan tells the story of a filmmaker (played by Vallois) who intends...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hervé Picherit This essay argues that the French actress Arletty, née Léonie Bathiat, engaged in a multifaceted and complex form of selfhood that profoundly influenced her role in the classic film of the French occupation period, Les enfants du paradis ( Children of Paradise , dir. Marcel Carné...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Agnès Varda presents speech with Cate Blanchett at the 12 May 2018 Cannes Film Festival demonstration. She stands beside director Céline Sciamma and with members of the French 50/50 en 2020 collective. Clarence Tsui, “French Film Legend Agnès Varda on Faces Places , Her Feminist Vision More
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Kathleen Collins First appearing on the air in 1947, Dione Lucas was one of the earliest television cooking-show hosts. As a business owner, single mother, influential salesperson, and highly respected professional in her field (Julia Child referred to Lucas as “the mother of French cooking...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... that these women's performances played crucial roles in orchestrating transitions in industrial film form. Focusing on a comparison between the French Pathé and American Vitagraph companies, I examine the variety of techniques deployed to try to rationalize or contain the unruly bodily gestures of slapstick...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 59–67.
Published: 01 December 2022
... vigor among French film writers in the period after the war. These include questions of cinema's relationship to the real, the ability of images to capture historical change, and the relationship between cinematic montage and the act of writing. 8. Of course, we did not think that our bit...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 69–85.
Published: 01 December 2022
... singularity in the landscape of postwar French film writing. Opening out from this historical context, it closes by gesturing toward the modernity of Vedrès's essay in terms of more contemporary archival filmmaking, as well as thinking on the relationship between cinema and history. 28. Quoted in Volker...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Ora Gelley The French director Catherine Breillat has in recent years become a kind of figurehead for what has been perceived by many as a new trend in contemporary European cinema toward extreme representations of violence and graphic sexuality. As a consequence of the controversy provoked...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Olivia Khoo Singaporean filmmaker Sun Koh's short film Dirty Bitch ( Tu Nu [兔女], 2009) was inspired by a violently censored VHS copy of Claire Denis's Nénette et Boni (France, 1996) found by the director at the Singapore public library. While the film can be read as an homage to a well-known French...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis Abstract Agnès Varda's 2007 installation Les Justes au Panthéon ( The Righteous at the Pantheon , France) honored the many French “Righteous” who saved Jewish children during World War II in a ceremony commemorating their heroic actions with the placement of a plaque...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 77–97.
Published: 01 May 2001
... of film theory. For the past eight years she has been an editor of iris . She also serves as the French correspondent for the International Forum of Young Cinema at the Berlin Film Festival. 03-Bluher.sh 5/29/01 12:38 PM Page iv Souviens-toi-de moi [Remember Me] (1995/96...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 133–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
... series) One of the most popular and critically acclaimed shows ever to appear on basic cable, La Femme Nikita has an interesting textual pedigree. It is based on Luc Besson’s 1990 French film of the same name, which was remade as a Hong Kong action movie titled Black Cat (dir. Stephen Shin, 1991...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... scholars hailing “the return of the political” in French film culture.1 Immigration, racism, and integration were addressed in films by internationally renowned auteurs such as the Belgian masters of provincial naturalism, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (La promesse [The Promise, Belgium/France...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 262–289.
Published: 01 January 1992
...- graphique de 1’Afrique Occidentale (Senegal and French Sudan) be- cause of the promise of good pay. You have been positioned in front of the camera, and you are thinking about how cold it is: you can’t believe that you have to live here in this reconstruction of a West African village, crowded...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 158–165.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and the Golden Age of French Cinema and Hollywood Diva: A Biography of Jeanette MacDonald . He is currently researching a book on contemporary French theater. Isabelle Huppert; or, The Gallic Valkyrie Who Bewitched Brooklyn Edward Baron Turk It is October 2005. I am seated in the eighth row...