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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 103–123.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Sam McBean Alison Bechdel's autobiographical graphic novel, Fun Home (2006), intricately weaves together the author's coming-out story with her family's history, particularly the story of her father's closeted queer sexuality and possible suicide. In its exploration of family history, queer desires...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... episode, “games” that require skills which they have imperfectly mastered and that assume goals which they do not yet share. Rather, they watch to have “fun,” a pleasure that is found more often in “sensation,” and even incoherence, rather than in cau- sality and unity. Spectacle displaces...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 165–173.
Published: 01 May 2016
... August 2015). 8. Quoted in Liisa Silander, “Fun Work, Uplifting Message,” Our RISD (blog), 6 August 2013, our.risd.edu/post/57531598547 /fun-work-­ uplifting-­ message.­ 9. Quoted in Silander, “Fun Work, Uplifting Message.” 10. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, “Monster Culture (Seven Theses...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... This is not to say that ironic viewing should be off limits. It’s one thing when disengagement is fun, but quite another when it is sim- ply the only way to cope with watching a nauseating program like The Simple Life. Perhaps the best model for both ironic and sincere viewing is offered by The Gilmore Girls...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 169–170.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in Finding Christa and Off and Running. No. 83: pp. 77 – 107 Bienvenida Matías, see Catherine L. Benamou and Bienvenida Matías Sam McBean Seeing in Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. No. 84: pp. 103 – 23 Erin Lee Mock “The Soap Opera Is a Hell of an Exciting Form”: Norman Lear’s Mary...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
... for what they show: the corruption, waste, and immo- rality of our occupation of Iraq (26).37 But I suggest that they are also “us” because we recognize in them a familiar spirit of play, however perverted, that seeks distraction — even something called “fun” — in the very midst of horror. Kracauer...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 275–276.
Published: 01 May 1997
... of Communications Research at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. She is the author of Interpreting Ladies: Women, Wit, and Morality in the Restoration Comedy of Manners, and has written essays on ideology, incest, filth, and fun. Her current projects include articles on manic defense in Last...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
... over and eating it like dog food Another of his marketing schemes involves permanent Pee-wee tattoos: “I always thought it would be fun to have permanent tattoos and not say they were permanent. Kids would put them on their arms and stuff and their parents would...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 4–6.
Published: 01 September 1990
.... First, the “inexpressible” introduces a fun- damental split between speech and thought: language that is mute, cut off from speech and the speaking subject, unspeakable, as Ann Banfield puts it, but present in thought and in writing. This is, as David Rodo- wick writes of Michel Foucault’s...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 34–49.
Published: 01 May 1992
... romance, and homosocial fun. Ashenden, Elsa, and the General, however, are terrible spies, and one reviewer, Graham Greene, wanted the dullness of the film enlivened by audience laughter, laughter at the secret agent who loudly discusses his instructions in front of the hall porter...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 118–133.
Published: 01 September 1995
... thing that I’m grateful for, is that our community has a huge capacity and compassion for eccentric individuals. We embrace them. So it would be refreshing for everyone for us to show ourselves in ways that we’ve never shown ourselves before. It would be a breath of fresh air. For me, it’s fun...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 79–131.
Published: 01 September 2001
... in the glass-domed oven, exclaims “I’m free to have fun around the clock!” and then performs a quick-change dance routine in which she appears in tennis, swimming, and golf outfits—signifying, of course, that her day is filled with leisure, thanks to the Kitchen of Tomorrow. Beginning with the kitchen...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... portrayed young female fans as having amorphous, homogeneous identities flattened by their universal willingness to surrogate a ready-­made screen personality. Yet on the other hand, fan publications pro- moted girl fans as individual members of a fun-­loving community of starstruck sisters...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
... in “putting on.” The revival is a complex cultural ritual that can best be seen as a serious game. People play at bringing Elvis back to life, staging the re-creation not just for fun-although fun is certainly present- but also in order to make sense out...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 140–143.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and his two jumbo background singers, the Two Tons of Fun, standing in front of studio microphones, singing “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” to a disco beat. Cut to Sylvester hearing the song on the radio for the first time, and then 142  •  Camera Obscura to a montage of Sylvester’s...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 18–39.
Published: 01 December 1984
... approach teaching? Have you taught before? MA: I taught in Omaha. Also I taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts for a number of semesters. I think I’d really have fun teaching video and I have a lot of ideas about different approaches to teaching video art. I’d also be very excited...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 1988
... caught up in a need to judge univocally or to interpret univocally. As he concludes: Purple Rain gives a better time than most in the way of irony, pleasure, fun, spectacle, and desiring investment; but it also cannot help but thereby entangle you in a rotten, difficult, complex mess of sexism...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... after a terrific explosion.”1 Making leisure time fun for the film’s specta- tors, Eva paradoxically becomes hyperenergetic on the brink of total collapse. The contradictions between Eva’s corporeal antics and her bodily exhaustion provide an alibi for the film’s own mad- cap movements...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 305–308.
Published: 01 December 1989
... a cultural process of determination that incorporates fun- damental interpretations of biological differences. I am therefore in- terested in how such formations as masochism and fetishism might have distinctly different nuances for males and females even though aspects...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 178–183.
Published: 01 May 2008
... been on the comeback trail for decades now, despite the fact that they never quite made it big in the first place. They did, however, cross paths with a few more famous performers, such as Billie Holiday (“a terrific singer and a helluva lot of fun”) and Grace Kelly. (“She was just a trashy...