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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Vincent Hausmann This essay focuses on George Cukor's A Woman's Face (US, 1941), a film that complicates a dominant narrative in studies of Joan Crawford's work that locates Mildred Pierce (dir. Michael Curtiz, US, 1945) as inaugurating the star's pronounced, albeit disparaged, iterations of...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
...) and other “questionable” black films, such as David Gordon Green's George Washington (US, 2000) and the Hughes Brothers' film From Hell (dir. Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes, US, 2001), the essay advances a conception of the blackness of black cinema that does not secure an unequivocal racial referent...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... considers these stakes by discussing Shortbus as both a text and a set of performative practices predicated on embodied engagement and gestural exchange. Serving as a jumping-off point for this endeavor is George Kouvaros's work on another figure in US cinema known for his collaborative ventures, John...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
... the private sphere of the home. These newly blurred boundaries had profound implications for postwar conceptions of gender, home, and family. Through both form and content, programs as wide-ranging as the science-fiction anthology The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959–64) and domestic sitcoms The George Burns...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The format is derived from writer Georges Perec, and the essay connects these artists through their experiences as Holocaust survivors or children of survivors. Touching on Akerman’s Jewish heritage, her early success with the film Jeanne Dielman: 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
...George Lipsitz Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Mama The Goldbergs The Meaning of Memory: Family, Class, and Ethnicity in Early Network Television Programs George Lipsitz Almost every Friday night between 1949 and 1956...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 216–217.
Published: 01 September 1990
... opened in Fall 1990 at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg) in Paris. Passages de l’image is currently at the Wexner Center (Columbus) and will travel to the Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco) in early 1992. His most recent books include L‘Entre-Images (Photo, Cinima, Vidio) and...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 52–76.
Published: 01 September 1996
..., Floyd Patter- son, or George Foreman, African-American sports icons are interpel- lated as "Americans" and as such their singular positions enable them to momentarily render inconsequential the racism of their society. It was with this regard for "history" that Louis, the 1930s...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 160.
Published: 01 September 1999
... literature, cultural studies, and film. His second book, Closet Devotions, was recently published by Duke University Press. This essay is part of a new study of bodies and machines in Kubrick's war films. Gayle Wald is currently assistant professor of English at The George Wash...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
... knows I can do that but you. I just wanted for us to have a secret together, that's all. Idgie in the novel's bee charmer scene.11 At seven-thirty, Big George had already started...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 188–189.
Published: 01 September 1991
... in the Department of Romance Languages at The George Washington University. She has published articles in Yale French Studies and Hypatia and is currently completing a book entitled Human, None Too Hu- man: Readings in Literature, Psychoanalysis and Film. Laura U. Marks is a writer and...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 218–219.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Spectators: The Practices of Film Reception. New York: New York University Press, 2000. Toles, George. A House Made of Light: Essays on the Art of Film. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2001. 2002 ...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 292–293.
Published: 01 January 1992
... Photography by Melody D. Davis. Temple University Press, 1991. Female Spectators: Looking at Film and Television edited by E. Deidre Pribram. Verso, 1988. BioPics: How Hollywood Constructed Public History by George F. Custen. Rutgers University Press, 1992. $14.95. Make Room for TV: Television...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 188–190.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Spectatorship and Recovery Television. No. 88: pp. 71 – 99 Vincent Hausmann “The Hard Shining Brightness of  You”: Witnessing the Assumption of a Body in George Cukor’s A Woman’s Face. No. 89: pp. 55 – 87 188 Volume Index  • 189 Usha...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 247–248.
Published: 01 May 1992
...-Garde edited by Douglas Kahn and Gregory Whitehead. MIT Press, 1992. $35.00. George Bizet: Carmen by Susan McClary. Cambridge University Press, 1992. $15.95. Kate Chopins The Awakening: Screenplay as Interpretation by Marilyn Hoder-Salmon. University of...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 176–179.
Published: 01 December 1986
... Walker, with a forward by Barbara Stanwyck. The American Society of Cinematographers Press. Hollywood, 1985. The ASC Treasury of Visual Effects compiled by Linwood Dunn, ASC, and George Turner, ASC. The American Society of Cinematographers Press. Holly- wood, 1983. $29.95. Cinema Workshop...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 1990
... scene into reverse With what? With a little touch of ladies fir~t.~ The summer of 1989 marked the tenth anniversary of rap music’s explosive debut in the recording industry. In honor of its unexpected longevity, Nelson George, a pro-Hip Hop music critic...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 373–377.
Published: 01 December 1989
..., 1988. Film as Social Practice by Graeme Turner. Routledge, 1988. $11.50. Fritz Lang: Genre and Representation in his American Films by Reynold Humphries. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988. $26.50. The Differend: Phrases in Dispute by Jean-Franqois Lyotard. Translated by Georges Van Den...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 166–168.
Published: 01 December 1984
..., Arnold Desser. MacMillan Publishing Company. New York, 1983. $65 .OO. The MacMillan Film Bibliography (2 volumes) by George Rehrauer. MacMillan Publishing Company. New York, 1983. $120.00. Women and Film: Both Sides of the Camera by E. Ann Kaplan. Methuen. New...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 174–175.
Published: 01 December 1986
...). Arthur Goldhammer is a writer and translator who has translated more than thirty books from the French, most recently Jean Starobinski’s Transparency and Obstruction, Marguerite Duras’s Outside, and A History of Private Life edited by Philippe Aries, Georges Duby, and Paul...