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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Face (dir. George Cukor, US, 1941). Eve Arnold photo of  Joan Crawford, 1959. © Eve Arnold/Magnum Photos “The Hard Shining Brightness of You”:  Witnessing the Assumption of a Body in George Cukor’s A Woman’s Face Vincent Hausmann Examining Eve Arnold’s “provocative...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 161–195.
Published: 01 May 2010
... BeautifulAgony.com , a site exclusively focusing on the face of orgasm. Using Tom Gunning's research on the gnostic impulse of cinema, or the drive to reveal “new visual knowledge” through technology, I interrogate hard-core representation in the context of visual media and knowledge production. Beautiful Agony's...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Cassavetes. What Mitchell and Cassavetes share is an investment in performances that foreground the affective, contingent, and interactive and thereby serve as a site where art and life meet. With its hard-core element, however, Shortbus expands the possibilities of such a meeting in the service of a queer...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 21–47.
Published: 01 December 2018
... and Herzsprung challenge the reigning narrative of not only neoliberal but also socialist citizenship: that hard work will be rewarded. The dream of the good life remains unattainable in both films. An investigation of continuities in their aesthetic sensibilities and social thematics and in how they cast...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 31–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... with repairing communication between white factory foremen and black men who were labeled the hard‐core unemployed, Greaves combines the documentary style of cinéma vérité with psychodrama, a group therapy method that uses theatrical techniques of role‐play and reenactment to both reveal and treat social...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 51–56.
Published: 01 May 1992
... of a veteran. If the first one wasn’t what he wanted, he’d take a strike, but on the second, he’d go with the pitch: inside - pull it, outside - hit to the opposite field. The ball was deep and outside. He moved back and knocked a hard grounder through a gap between third and short. Nice...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2002
... at the end of the twentieth century; JLG/JLG (France, 1985), his autumnal self-portrait; and Soft and Hard (A Soft Conversation between two Friends on a Hard Subject) (United Kingdom, 1986), his and Anne- Marie Miéville’s video account of their very different attitudes toward creative production...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 4–29.
Published: 01 September 1999
...Rachel Adams Copyright © 1999 by Indiana University Press 1999 "Fat Man Walking": Masculinity and Racial Geographies in James Mangold's Copland' Rachel Adams In Hard Bodies, Susan Jeffords argues that the Reagan era was char• acterized by an uncommonly close...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... drill sergeant's praise: "Outstanding, P.rivate Pyle! I think we've finally found something that you do well!" The shattering physical and psychological violations he has undergone thus finally succeed in making Pyle, according to a structuring Marine paradox to which I will return, "born again hard...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 332–335.
Published: 01 December 1989
... regime of classical cinema was in the name of “freeing the look” from a tradition of male specular control. In Mulvey’s binarism and mel- odramatic overstatement there lay a hard kernel of truth about male dominance in cinema that had never been so forcefully spoken...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 132–160.
Published: 01 May 1996
... first date is cut short by the problem of unsafe sex, when Allie's gay male neighbor opens his door on the kissing couple. He pleads Allie for a condom, which she produces from a special holder in her purse. She sneaks a peek at his date who waits, naked and hard, on his...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 157–187.
Published: 01 May 2003
..., and the loyal servant have suffered and prevailed in moral if not always in material terms. As the notion of what constitutes a morally acceptable pro- tagonist has expanded over the years to include cynical, hard- boiled detectives and brutal, alienated loners, the notion of what constitutes...
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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 (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 124–154.
Published: 01 January 1996
..., they accuse literature professors of not understanding their own disciplines, much less the extraordinary rigors of scientific inquiry or the common tribulations of everyday life and practical politics. From their vantage point in the "hard" sciences, they ridicule the "lesser...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
..., and a single therapist who speaks the clichéd languages of the recovery movement. That therapist, Dr. Melissa Reeves (Jami Gertz), is engaged to Bill Harding (Bill Paxton), and she accompanies him on a trip to recover his divorce papers from his estranged wife Jo Harding (Helen Hunt). On one level...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of pundits, Dean writes, “no longer symbolized the dark- ness and secrecy of repression, but the glare of the morning light, the glorious hardness of reason.” Hence, good and true French art released an all-­important heteromasculine libido that, paradoxi- cally, “regulated moral order by removing...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 1–37.
Published: 01 May 2011
... may “[believe] in the impor- tance of their contributions,” they fail to realize that such practices, though pleasurable, actually “displace political energy from the hard work of organizing and struggle.”25 The collective denigration of culture bloggers as alterna- tively self...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 1997
... films present subjectivities dispersed through a postmodern matrix of hard, soft, and wet wiring that tra- verse and confuse the boundaries between human, animal, and ma- chine-inextrica bly dispersing the “human” across these bounds. This postmodern matrix...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
... of the symptomatic scissors when her reality comes into conflict with her role. Katee Sackhoff plays the cigar-smok- ing, gun-toting, punch-throwing, card-sharking, hard-drinking, hotshot fighter pilot Starbuck, a character Out.com labels a bud- ding “lesbian icon,” due, no doubt, to her tomboyish...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
...” on a desktop system consisting of a microcomputer (80486, 25 MHz) with 120 Mbyte hard disk, a laser videodisc player, 234 Figure 2. A user selection menu from Breast Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy, Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory’s...