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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... This article focuses on one of the most commercially successful Hollywood films of 1946, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, arguing that the film's spectacular Technicolor landscapes function as a melodramatic device for mediating ambivalence about the social role of women at that time. In this film, scenes...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... University Press, 1996) and a number of articles and chapters on film, television, feminist, queer, and cultural studies in various journals and anthologies. On the line: possibilities and limitations of mediated communication in Far from Heaven. Courtesy Killer Films Written on the Screen: Mediation...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kristi McKim Hirokazu Kore-eda's 1998 film After Life stylistically cites canonical Japanese films (especially that of Yasujiro Ozu), while heralding the cinema's role in both photogenically defamiliarizing the familiar and naturalizing the new. Set in a way station between heaven and earth...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and family life across time through the prism of feminist and queer cultural production and critique. Daldry's film is treated as a dense and fascinating work in itself, but it is also read against a small but influential cycle of recent queer-authored melodramas: Far from Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, US, 2002...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002) The Politics of Disappointment: Todd Haynes Rewrites Douglas Sirk Sharon Willis Condensation and Displacement Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002), Todd Haynes’s lush, lurid, strikingly amplified homage to Douglas Sirk, bristles with rework- ings...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 1–21.
Published: 01 December 2004
... on Haynes)—the close shot of the woman looking through a window or waiting at a win- dow. (Douglas Sirk’s 1955 All That Heaven Allows [US] has an exemplary instance of this shot that Haynes repeats in Far from Heaven [US/France, 2002 In the 1940s and 1950s, the window had a special import in terms...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
... of your articles on recent movies, so at least we would have something in common with the audience. I read something about Melvin and Howard, Raging Bull and Heaven’s Gate, and I wanted to talk to you about them and also about an article you wrote six or seven months ago, called “Why The Movie...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Kaiserin, Germany, 2000) and the transnational production Heaven (Germany/US, 2002) are strikingly similar. In The Princess and the Warrior, the protagonists leave behind family and country as they drive to a mythical home on the French coast. Philippa (Cate Blanchett) and Filippo (Giovanni Ribisi...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 162–163.
Published: 01 December 1984
... balance, a wide variety of emotions, thoughts, and ideas, some of them even (heaven forbid!) conflicting. But is the notion of conflict and contra- diction so foreign to a writer for a “progressive” journal like Camera Obscura? And what sort of human being can adhere single...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynne Joyrich Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955) All that Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism and Consumer Culture Lynne ]oyrich I. Drama at Our Fingertips In an emotionally charged...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): iii–np.
Published: 01 May 2004
... “The Politics of Disappointment: Todd Haynes Rewrites Douglas Sirk,” Camera Obscura 54, all of the images from Todd Haynes’s Far from Heaven (US/France, 2002) appear courtesy of Focus Features. ...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 115–118.
Published: 01 December 1989
... just that but that a significant minority of them privileged an identification with the female characters- with their stories and with their patterns of enunciation; these films (All Tbat Heaven Allows, Picnic, among others) appeared to be aimed at predominately female...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
... in heaven. The narrator is an experienced angel, explaining the mores of the heavenly hosts to the newly recruited: 18 Eating, sleeping, and the nuisance of elimination are optional. But many of our ranks still choose to exercise these functions in memory (and there- fore deed...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- bedroom house, and a mortgage. But Sloan Wilson’s book of the same title also told the story of an ex- GI haunted by his war experience, a wife struggling with her husband’s personal and professional coward- ice, and a couple trapped in a stale marriage.2 Fans of Far from Heaven (dir. Todd...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 194–199.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., is protected by a sanctuary spell that prevents any violence within its walls. Lorne makes no judgments of his patrons, simply listens as they mangle Manilow or the Pointer Sisters — although, thank God, he draws the line at “Stairway to Heaven” — and offers them guidance to their true path...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
.... Thomas Lewis ple, in the coexistence of hard-­core, soft-­core, adult art-house, and “mature” Hollywood releases.9 Considered a Far from Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, US, 2002) for the sexploitation cinephile,10 Viva’s meticulous reconstruction evokes the swinger film subgenre...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 98–124.
Published: 01 September 1990
... that it puts into play all of the dualities on which the film thrives: tradition and modernism, the good and the wicked, good and evil, heaven and hell, God and the Devil, the light that creates and the one that destroys, life and death (Celestino, the hero of these transitions, of this confusion, says...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 69–107.
Published: 01 September 2002
... is altogether more beautiful and infinitely closer to the eternal truth than is the death-bound carnal body. The philosopher, then, is a kind of midwife whose “art,” Socrates says in the Theaetetus, “is a gift from heaven; my mother had it for women, and I for young men of a generous spirit...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 157–185.
Published: 01 December 2004
...- nists—the scientist and mother characters in Poison, Carol White in Safe (US/UK, 1995), Cathy Whitaker in Far from Heaven (US/ Traumatic Postmodern Histories • 179 France, 2002)—he positions the women in relation either to no desire (as in Safe) or to a masculinity...