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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
... interwar US cinema The 1931 Paramount production Daughter of the Dragon (dir. Lloyd Corrigan, US) belongs to the array of yellow peril thrillers that capitalized on the popular Dr. Fu Manchu series. In contrast to other Fu Manchu films, such as The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (dir. Rowland V. Lee, US...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and Japan, sound and silent cinema coexisted until well into the 1930s. Zhang Zhen has argued that the term early cinema be used to refer to the silent Chinese cinema before 1949 in order to stress the different tempo- rality of this film practice.6 Within the shadow of foreign imports, Asian...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... a key component of the emerging mass publics in the “modernizing capitals of the world” (337). Hansen uses the term vernacular mod- ernism to refer to the cultural practice of classical cinema — its reproduction of the experience of modernity, its industrialized means of production, and its...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., for instance, is cast within a broad range of influences that include the US, other foreign models, and transforming local traditions as well. Such work as Miriam Hansen’s essay on Shanghai and Soviet cinemas in the interwar period effectively shifts the issues of text/intertext...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 61–83.
Published: 01 December 2021
... and made it an important element of the debate on the shape of Polish cinema. The premiere of Legion of the Streets shows us two consistent features of Hirszbein's production policy. First, the company is involved in every part of the process but does not make its involvement a central issue. Second...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
...Maya Sidhu Abstract This article demonstrates how the interwar French suffragist organization la Femme nouvelle used the platform of the newsreel to make political claims through its collaboration with Pathé’s newsreel magazine Actualités féminines or Women's News . Through the filming...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... hetero-­French civilization.26 French “interwar critics were obsessed with the dis- solution of the body’s metaphorical boundaries,” Dean informs us, “a dissolution symbolized above all by pornography and homo- 138  •  Camera Obscura sexuality.”27 The Parisian stage on which Nijinsky’s “strange...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... European Cinema: Redrawing the Map (Columbia University Press, 2006) and essays in journals such as Screen, Cinema Journal , and Discourse . She is currently researching a book on the pretty. The decorative surface of the screen in Moulin Rouge! (dir. Baz Luhrmann, Australia/US, 2001) Pretty...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 3–27.
Published: 01 September 1985
... of Nicolas Poussin’s Midas and Dionysos. Spread like wallpaper across an entire back wall of Petra’s bedroom, the frameless tableau peers out from behind a clutter of furniture and objects crowded between the camera and the copy, in shots that use lighting, composition and actors’ bodies to draw...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2021
... The Handmaiden 's relations of colonial intimacy and its corresponding visual entanglements of race, sexuality, and nation, in two directions. The first thread of my argument examines the film's use of what Linda Williams terms the “sexually saturated” female body to unsettle and cut through a politically...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... of forms, including high-profile exhibi- tions of her films in large US cities; the publication of two biogra- Copyright © 2005 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 60, Volume 20, Number 3 Published by Duke University Press 159 160  •  Camera Obscura phies;1 a play titled China Doll;2...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2002
... in the Audiovisual Discourse of World Health” for publication. Contagion and the Boundaries of the Visible: The Cinema of World Health Kirsten Ostherr World Health and the Dialectics of Visibility and Invisibility Even a cursory glance at contemporary US film and television reveals...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jenelle Troxell This article examines the origin myth of the feminist film journal Close Up , namely, an excursion by its founders Bryher and H.D. to see G. W. Pabst’s Die freudlose Gasse ( The Joyless Street , 1925) in a small cinema in Montreux, Switzerland. Throughout the essay, I use Joyless...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American animation. Generating a chronophotograph of typing in the Gilbreth studio/laboratory. Rather than producing the illusion of motion, here the motion-picture camera is used to deanimate the working woman’s body. Courtesy of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management, Purdue...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 143–179.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Hughes, US, 1991). 05-Schroeder.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 143 A Multicultural Conversation: La Haine, Raï, and Menace II Society Erin Schroeder Since the 1980s, studies of contemporary French culture have...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 129–167.
Published: 01 December 2007
... attention up until that point. The exhibition and its surrogate, the catalog, revive some of her older work, reacquainting us with her characters and her particular sense of humor and chutzpah, as if with long-lost friends. The ephemeral nature of much of Antin’s work has meant that many have...