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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 149–183.
Published: 01 May 2005
... in The Manchurian Candidate (dir. John Frankenheimer, US, 1962) Of Red Queens and Garden Clubs: The Manchurian Candidate, Cold War Paranoia, and the Historicity of the Homosexual Kevin Ohi In Schreber’s system, the two principal elements of his delusion (his transformation into a woman and his...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of Africa in two celebrated twenty-first century films, The Constant Gardener and Blood Diamond , and questions whether problematic archetypes still hold in the new millennium. By reading both films as noir thrillers with humanitarian agendas, the article highlights their subversive potential to “enlighten...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 184–191.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Krikorian, Vanitas, 1977 A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E Imagining Future Gardens of History Jackie Hatfield As an artist making expanded cinematic artworks, I have a vested interest in how the history of moving-image practice is written, as well...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... it to the elision of gendered labor found in Stan Brakhage’s lyrical film Star Garden (US, 1974). The article charts two types of gendered labor Robertson engages in over the course of the project. First, as a document that tracks Robertson’s weight loss, a form of labor that she presents in a register...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 167–173.
Published: 01 September 2016
... necessity, a ‘requirement.’ And in the first place, I must have a body because an obscure object lives in me.”3 The Garden and the Pond 1. Is undetectability a cause for optimism? 2. The word optimisme was first used in the February 1737 edition of the Journal de Trévoux, an organ...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1988 by the Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 31 (October 1953 ), p. 8 Installing the Television Set: Popular Discourses on Television and Domestic Space, 1948-1955 Lynn Spigel Between the years 1948 and 1955...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 42–49.
Published: 01 December 1980
... Stretter enters the private drawing room, looks out at the garden,” then Delphne Seyng in fact entered and looked at the garden. But at the same time she was listening to what was said about what she did. She there- fore entered less, looked at the garden less, but by the same token listened...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2004
... an expanse of picturesque undergrowth and lushly overgrown woodland.10 Ruth Wilcox (Vanessa Redgrave), the revered matriarch and owner of Howards End, is paying homage to her garden. The meadow is teeming with richly overgrown flowers, trees, and bushes, each of which the camera lovingly caresses...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 137–164.
Published: 01 December 1986
... production. Above ground, in the Upper City, are the vast offices of industrialist Joh Fredersen, master of Metropolis, who dictates his orders to squads of secretaries; complementing the office building is an Edenic Garden, where the masters’ sons frolic...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
...] an experiment in not just the conjugal (a lesbian couple with two kids from a sperm donor) but also the inhabitation of a domestic version of the (very classed, very Anglo) American dream in the future perfect form (there, in the house and garden with the white picket fence, two parents, two kids...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 181–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
...- chéd) string unwound and wound back around a wooden spool, familiar family narratives of loss and recovery play over and again in this room with a garden view. One video is a documentation of still photographs taken by Edmund Engelman (at the behest of Freud’s colleague and friend August...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Douglas Sirk.2 It refer- ences most clearly Sirk’s 1955 film All That Heaven Allows (with its story of an upper-middle-class woman [played by Jane Wyman] who scandalizes her social circle through her romantic involve- ment with her gardener [Rock Hudson]) but also brings in key elements...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... customs. Aoki’s carefully tended Japanese garden, for example, represents a refuge from the bustle of the modern world of work, as in a Picture Play article titled “How to Hold a Husband: Mr. and Mrs. Hayakawa, in an Oriental Lesson in Four Chapters.” A picture of the couple stroll- ing...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... woman as an emblem of national exceptionalism. Frankie Wing (Victor Sen Yung), the mildly awkward emcee at a Chinatown nightclub called the Celestial Gardens, introduces a bevy of scantily clad, ostensibly international dancers — Chinese women in costume — by singing in the persona...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
..., 1999), 28. 12. Kevin Ohi, “Of Red Queens and Garden Clubs: The Manchurian Candidate, Cold War Paranoia, and the Historicity of the Homosexual,” Camera Obscura 20, no. 1 (2005): 159. 13. Jared Gardner, “Bringing the Cold War Home: Reprogramming American Culture in The Manchurian...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
... pursuits. Ruth is a gardener who is most frequently seen hoeing and pruning plants; her nickname is “the gal with the hoe.” Thus the film establishes a binary in which the “evil” woman is associ- ated with wild nature, while the “good” woman enacts the taming of nature. Rather than simply...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 218–219.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Press, 2001. Loshitzky, Yosefa. Identity Politics on the Israeli Screen. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001. Lu, Tonglin. Confronting Modernity in the Cinemas of Taiwan and Mainland China. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002. MacDonald, Scott. The Garden in the Machine...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
... through the door into the enchanted garden. And here is the farthest I can see into the mystery of the miniature: its separation from myself, its banishment of me. Hence the sadness, the secret poignance, of dollhouses, model whaling ships, glass animals, little automatons.44 In the film industry...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... in the opening sequence of Hitchcock’s directorial debut, The Pleasure Garden (UK/Germany, 1927). Before the investigative gaze declares its presence, the film opens with a long shot of chorus girls running down a spiral stair- case, preparing to make their entrance onto the stage. At this point...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
..., but we no longer see the ruined buildings. In fact, the only thing we can see in this sequence after Giovanni's arrival is lush vegetation (grass, some trees, and some bushes), as if the gate were the entrance to an imaginary and lost garden of their idealized past: they had formerly lived in Sesto San...
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