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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 12–31.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Deborah R. Grayson Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 My head. Photo by Charles Moore. Is it Fake?: Black Women’s Hair as Spectacle and Spec(tac)ular Deborah R. Grayson But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 10. Self-suspension in reverse. Ageha's hair flows up as she hangs upside down. Lovely Andrea (dir. Hito Steyerl, Japan/Austria/Germany, 2007). Courtesy of the artist More
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
... without a veil, adapting their advertising accordingly. While this may seem straightforward, the complexity lies in the extent to which women's hair is considered “unrepresentable” in practice and in the paradoxes of presenting the veil on-screen while still demonstrating the product's benefits...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Controversies and Lesbian Locks Julie Levin Russo Hillary Rodham Clinton is well acquainted with the travails of divadom. In her 2001 commencement address at Yale University, she told the graduating seniors, “The most important thing that I have to say today is that hair matters. . . . Pay...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 216–218.
Published: 01 May 1979
... is provided by her reddish-brown hair. Various other aspects of the set and the chief character’s clothing make up the second half of this muted two-color palette. The hall is papered in a blue-gray figured wallpaper. The lutchen has blue-green curtains. The walls of the bedroom are painted green...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 41–73.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with fantastically long hair are put to work in inventive, surreal re-­creations of the industrial assembly line. Critics often underscore the motifs of labor and manufacture in Rottenberg’s videos, invoking Taylorism, the “sweatshop,” “a blue-­collar work ethic,” and “the sense of claustrophobia induced...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 6–11.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to the importance of naming and politicizing representations of Black women in visual culture. In “Is it Fake? Black Women’s Hair as Spectacle and Spec(tac)ular,” which serves to introduce the range of issues these essays confront, Deborah Grayson describes the ways Black women’s hair is read...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Picture Magazine published a black-­and-­white pho- tograph of an attractive girl. She is dressed in a dark tailored coat with a high collar rimmed with white fur. Her hands are completely wrapped in a fox pelt, and a hat adorns her coiffed hair. The girl stands erect, posing for a snapshot...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., personalities, hair, coloring, and sexualized dress. Beauty as the beast: The tragic-murderous “mulatta” Adventure or “thrill” in cinema is often linked to violence. The very existence of the “mulatta” suggests and represents sexual violence. Tapping into the multiple...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 1–41.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Yet even if we compare the “objec- tive” mug shots of these two women, a number of differences strike the eye (figure 5). Tucker has long, curly hair; Buenoano has short, unevenly cropped, “slicked-back” hair, recalling the ubiq- uitous criminological stereotype of the “mannish” female inmate who...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 231–232.
Published: 01 May 1979
... suggests the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship. The film, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair, by dissecting, re-telling, and re-interpreting the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, attempts to bring out not only the symbolism of the story but to transform it. Each re...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2007
...,” and who challenges her film and theater audiences to be as focused and subtle in their reception of her as she is in her per- formance style. But highbrow, middlebrow, or lowbrow, all divas, at one point or another, seem to be judged by their hair. Contemplat- ing the coifs of divas real...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 224–232.
Published: 01 May 1992
... use to cope with side effects of treatment such as hair loss or nausea. These segments can occur in any order, so that patients can decide whether to see the “good news” or the “bad news” first, or to skip them altogether. 3) Throughout the program, especially after...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 3–17.
Published: 01 December 1984
... hair cut at Sassoon’s, will you love me this relatively harmless proposition becomes perverse and untenable when the same female voice asks: “If I fuck you, will you give me a one-woman show?”The sequence ends with the woman asking: “If I fuck you, will it be worth it In a similar mode...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., her hair slicked back, wearing a bold white-and-black striped fur collar. The café stage Greta Garbo and Silent Cinema • 85 is done in a contemporary mode, with concentric arches and a tiered stairway. After watching the performance, Leonora approaches one...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
... motivations, through much of the film; she does not become unrecuperable until very near the end. Inevitably, attraction and revulsion commingle in our reception of this representation of a violent and/or lesbian woman. Of Footwear and Hair Dye The relationship between AlIi...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 194–205.
Published: 01 May 1988
.... The film is a fantasy of metamorphosis: where the nasal-toned and easily cowed Kelp is colorless and bland, constantly attired in a white lab coat, hair combed forward over his face, Love is the embodiment of cool with his flashy jackets, slicked-up hair, throaty voice...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 140–143.
Published: 01 September 2007
... wings and an egret-feather headdress and singing an old Ethel Waters tune while the hippie children, passing jugs of wine and joints, go wild. Cut to Sylvester, backed by a band of scruffy, white, long- haired rock and rollers, singing Neil Young and Leonard Cohen tunes; wipe to Sylvester...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2008
... in the mise-en-scène and goes to great lengths to provide them with their own history and emo- tional density. Take Alicia’s hair clip, for example. We never see Ali- cia wear it, but we see it at least three times in the film: first, when Benigno steals it from her room and puts it in his...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 27–38.
Published: 01 May 1976
...) the highly affective quality of this shot is due to a connotative reading-the over- whelming feeling of the shot is that it is a concentration of psychicenergy. Raynal, in close-up, isoutside, with the wind blowing in her hair. A pair of man's hands come in from offscreen, caressher and pull her...