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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2003
... and literature. Solly comes out as a Jew to Leni’s mother. Courtesy Photofest The Jewish Closet in Europa, Europa Ruth D. Johnston This essay will explore the representation of the Jewish closet in Agnieszka Holland’s Europa, Europa [Hitlerjunge Salomon] (Germany/ France/Poland...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Maureen Turim Chantal Akerman’s 2004 art installation Marcher à côté de ses lacets dans un frigidaire vide ( Walking Next to One’s Shoelaces in an Empty Fridge ) explores Akerman’s multigenerational family history as Jewish survivors of the Shoah. The installation is spatially configured so that...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 103–131.
Published: 01 September 2019
... revolutionary in the tradition of Luxemburg, the German-Jewish political thinker Arendt is an interesting choice for a left-leaning, post-Holocaust German woman director. Yet Arendt presents a paradox for feminists due to the contradictions embedded in her works and public pronouncements. The article examines...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 75–89.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... The format is derived from writer Georges Perec, and the essay connects these artists through their experiences as Holocaust survivors or children of survivors. Touching on Akerman’s Jewish heritage, her early success with the film Jeanne Dielman: 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Belgium/France...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis Abstract Agnès Varda's 2007 installation Les Justes au Panthéon ( The Righteous at the Pantheon , France) honored the many French “Righteous” who saved Jewish children during World War II in a ceremony commemorating their heroic actions with the placement of a plaque in the...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 35–83.
Published: 01 May 2003
...Alisa Lebow Alisa Lebow is assistant professor of Film Studies at Bilgi University in Istanbul. This article forms part of a chapter of her manuscript, “First Person Jewish: Automythography in Contemporary Jewish Documentary Film,” which is currently being revised for publication as part of...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 129–167.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Alisa Lebow Camera Obscura 2007 Alisa Lebow teaches film studies and video production at Brunel University in London. Her book, First Person Jewish , on Jewish autobiographical film, is forthcoming in 2008. As a filmmaker her work includes For the Record: The World Tribunal on Iraq...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... project. In the process of converting Lindner’s 1942 case history to the 1962 film script, Kramer further hoped to achieve “greater explosive qualities through the switch” of the analyst’s ethnicity from Jewish to African American.4 Because of this change...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 41–71.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Holocaust and the tribulations of the  Jewish victim, the Israeli collective has remem- bered and related its stories, bound its members together, and pro- vided them with a feeling of a common fate and a shared sense of nationhood. The Holocaust, with its millions of victims and hun- dreds of...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... as the rationale for the revision of Cher's gendered identity. Clueless's representation of its protagonist's consumer identity is further complicated (albeit not in ways that are immediately or easily readable) by its coding of Cher as Jewish. Cher's Jewishness is...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
...: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting. New York: The Jewish Museum in association with Princeton University Press, 2003. Iordanova, Dina. Emir Kusturica. World Directors Series, vol. 5. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Journal of Scholarly Publishing. North York, ON: University of...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... subjugated Palestinian. Subsequently, Noam fash- ions a plot to allow his lover to integrate into the fabric of his life. He devises a false Jewish identity for Ashraf in Tel Aviv so that he may live his life freely as a gay man in a manner that would not be possible on the other side of the...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 202–204.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Jewish Film Archive, 1995. White, Patricia. unInvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. ...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... which has been downplayed — shifting critical perception as one might do with figure and ground. Route 3: Ethnicity It is well known that Deren’s status as a Jew was a matter of consid- erable ambivalence for her. She was born to an unusually urban, educated, and wealthy Ukrainian Jewish...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... relationships between European and American Jewish history as they intersect with the filmmakers’ personal histories. Goodstein’s documentary, Voices From the Attic (1988, USA), traces the director’s 1987 trip to an attic in a small town in Poland where her mother, aunts, uncles, and grandparents hid...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 223–225.
Published: 01 May 1995
... University Press, 1996. $29.95. Vision Machines: Cinema, Literature, and Sexuality in Spain and Cuba, 1983- 1993 by Paul julian Smith. Verso, 1996. $18.95. [ammin' at the Margins: Jazz and the American Cinema by Krin Gabbard. University of Chicago Press, 1996. $18.95. Blackface, White Noise: Jewish...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., Brad Goreski, on The Rachel Zoe Project (who later got his own clone show, It’s a Brad Brad World [2012 –  And many feature Jews as well, although they are highly assimilated Jews whose muted Jewish mannerisms can be read by some and mocked by others. Bravo’s main executives are predominantly...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 187–237.
Published: 01 January 1996
... nor Jewish: HEATHEN 2: of or relating to races or large groups of people classed according to common traits and customs. genre n [F, fr. MF genre kind, gender-more at GENDER] 1: KIND, SORT 2a: paintings that depict scenes or events from everyday life...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 127–133.
Published: 01 September 2007
... and the Limits of Religious Tolerance (2003), and the coeditor of Queer Theory and the Jewish Question (2003). Unnatural Affinities: Me and Judy at the Lesbian Bar Ann Pellegrini For my eighteenth birthday, my high school boyfriend gave me two Judy Garland albums: Alone and Miss...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 99–141.
Published: 01 May 2001
..., “material” exam- ples of women’s victimization, even if those women were primarily non-Jewish Germans at the end of World War II. 04-McCormick.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 102 102 • Camera Obscura In any case, the controversy sparked by the...