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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... male-dominated activities. This study explores the design and marketing of Daisy Rock Girl Guitars and Mattel's Barbie Wireless Video Camcorder, two early examples of this unique category of consumer electronics. Since men have historically dominated both filmmaking and electric guitar playing...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 27–38.
Published: 01 May 1976
... with a brief silence, then a distorted guitar melody is played, overlayed with the attenuated high- pitched, rasping scream/sigh of a woman. When this stops, the whirring sound of rewinds (as in shot 4, only amplified) is heard. This builds and then stops. The guitar and screaming begin again, the last...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Entertainment announced it was going to release a sex tape featuring  Jimi Hendrix engaged in var- ious hard-­core sex acts with two anonymous white women, there has been a cloud of controversy enshrouding the “realness” of the tape, specifically the authenticity of the guitar legend himself.1...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2021
... “spiked with unexpected ingredients,” they whip up a large batch of pancake batter in a bucket. With the aid of a makeshift pulley system, they dramatically pour the viscous mix onto a generously greased cooktop sitting on a low wheeled platform, roughly the size of a guitar amp. Skeins of batter spill...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 174–178.
Published: 01 September 1991
... of Illinois Press, 1990. Jacques Lacan: A Feminist Introduction by Elizabeth Grosz. Routledge, 1990. $14.95. The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice by Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Routledge, 1990. $12.95. The Woman in Question: mlf edited by Parveen Adams...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... All Right’s “signature guitar sound” — a sound produced by using a “magnetic pickup on an acoustic guitar” — as “lend[ing] the score a mixture of warmth and distortion that seems quite appropriate to the story.”26 The word distort comes from the Latin torquere, “to twist”; distort includes...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... which Coppola relies in her problematizing of historical representation throughout her work. The film begins not with picture but with sound: the hard guitar tones of British post-­punk band Gang of Four’s “Natural’s Not in It” (1979) reverberate against a blank black screen. Credits in hot...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2007
... underscores this Kristevian divi- sion of the symbolic and the semiotic along gendered lines when 112  •  Camera Obscura Zouina’s husband is revealed to be a very poor music student. Having gleaned a few guitar lessons from a colleague, he dutifully hauls out the instrument to strike a few...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
... to escape the mournful and sonorous songs sung by Flaubert, Roussel, and the narrator by virtue of their cheerful banality, their lack of mystery, we watch movie stills of Crawford in A Woman’s Face and Johnny Guitar, Dietrich in The Shanghai Express and Morocco mutilated as they are re-membered...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
... melodrama, but rather the re- negotiation of domestic melodrama’s boundaries to encompass male subjectivity, The necessity of this renegotiation is suggested by the final shot of the first season’s credit sequence. As New Age guitar music twangs gently in the background...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 1990
... they groove on K-Rock’s music. MC Lyte’s powerful voice and no- nonsense image dominate Sam. The tense, driving music-which is punctuated by sampled guitar and drum sections as well as an Earth Wind and Fire horn section -complement Lyte’s hard, expressive rap- ping style...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
... into the music video “Can't Hug Every Cat.” 20 In a Kuleshov-effect-producing montage, Debbie's auto-tuned dating video was cut together with shots of cat musicians: cats at the piano, cats at the turntables, cats with guitars, and drumming cats ( fig. 3 ). 21 The passages that deal with cat love...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
..., the director claims she considered Goebbels a "Mephisto" figure and "[ein] gefarlicber Mann" (a dangerous man) 116 because he would have served Stalin if the situation had allowed it.64 As Martha dances for the Marquez (and his guitar accompaniment) to become his pampered mistress, so...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Bernanos, and Giraudoux are juxtaposed with film clips and sound tracks from Godard’s own films, as well as from classics such as Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar, a rich classical music sound track, and paintings, primarily of courtesans...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... they are trumped by, not reconciled with, masculine elements. Admittedly, in A Woman’s Face  Crawford does not appear with the close-­cropped hair and severe eyebrows she adopted for many of her films of the 1950s — such as Harriet Craig (dir. Vin- cent Sherman, US, 1950) and Johnny Guitar (dir. Nicholas...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
... leaping in midflight like a preternatural oread, skirt billowing up with carefree delight, arms swinging open in joyous welcome, effortlessly holding aloft a guitar case and a traveling bag, twin symbols of musical expres- sivity and liberating escape. Projecting myself into the scene, I would...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... guitar and a hi- hat). Pattinson steps onto his mark to achieve a brief but emphatic close- up ( g. ) before the lm cuts back to the over- the- shoulder shot of Bella looking at Angela and Jessica in the foreground, with Pattinson strolling from frame left to right, out of focus...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... (reading together, strumming a guitar, staring into one another’s eyes). These images are quite literal in their depiction of the gendering of historical time: the masculine figure is a virile agent whose presence denotes a modern moment in an existing social world, and the feminine...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... on the scene of Hong Kong cinema until nearly a decade after Mambo Girl, when the colony’s baby-boomer generation came of age and made its presence felt across a broad spectrum of popular media — from film to television and radio programs, from tea dances to guitar bands and their screaming fans...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 93–133.
Published: 01 September 2012
... racket instead of a guitar for the Apocalypse Now (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, beach scene or lming a member of the staff danc- < g. cap.>Michelangelo’s David, ing for the club scene. Children of Men To say it differently, Waltz hardly takes advantage of the well...