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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 125–151.
Published: 01 September 2003
... examines death and beauty in twentieth-century art, literature, and film. “Don’t you feel eyes moving over your body? Don’t your eyes seek out the things they wantHannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in The Silence of the Lambs (dir. Jonathan Demme, US, 1991) The Practice and Politics of “Freeing...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Judith Halberstam Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991). 0 1991 Orion Pictures Corporation Skinflick: Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs Judith Halberstam The monster, as we know it, died in 1963 when Hannah Arendt published her “Report...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Elizabeth Young Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) The Silence of the Lambs and the Flaying of Feminist Theory Elizabeth Young I. The Sheepish Spectator Let me begin with a curious fact about my relation to Jonathan Demme’s film The Silence ofthe Lambs: Ted Levine...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (3 (39)): 34–51.
Published: 01 September 1996
... tion," Montgomery wrote about Home Avenue (1989, 17 min Age 12: Love with a Little L (1990, 23 min and I, a Lamb (1991, 19 min "They are very personal and were really made in a kind of punk underground aesthetic for a limited audience." Her modesty is misplaced, however...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 179–187.
Published: 01 September 1991
... to Questionnaire on “The Female Spectator.” No. 20-21; pp. 165-168. 182 Halberstam, Judith Skin-Flick: Posthuman Gender in Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs. No. 27; pp. 36-53. Hansen, Miriam Adventures of Goldilocks: Spectatorship, Consumerism...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 1990
... suggests how the film segment could have been used to provoke a discussion about acquisitive and status-conscious women: Alice Adams’s father is on sick leave from his job as a clerk at Lamb’s. He 41 is worrying about his lack of money, feeling that Alice cannot have the advantages...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 124–159.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Museum, to the imaginative African jungles of Edgar Rice Burroughs's Tarzan, to the lurid landscape of Tennessee Williams's short fiction and drama, and to a wide range of films, as 126 various as Soylent Green, The Hills Have Eyes, Eating Raoul, and The Silence of the Lambs:" Recently...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 151–163.
Published: 01 September 2021
... In extreme experiments, in which she would set smaller box assemblages on fire, she often performed symbolic destructions of gendered cultural tracts, as in Music Box Music , in which she incinerated the preprogrammed cylinder for the song “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Second, as Schneemann moved from miniature...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 134–147.
Published: 01 September 1991
... discover that they have taken each other as ego-ideals, one emulating the others independent, arty, lace-up boots, the other mimicking the first’s fash- ionable Persian lamb jacket. Here we learn that the “perfect” image is always elsewhere. The object of my desire is essentially an object...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 66–87.
Published: 01 May 1981
..., there exist differential semantic fea- tures that permit one to distinguish between the lexemes mutton and lamb, for example. Recognizing that this imminent “collapse” of the linguistic sign would largely undermine a cinesemiology, Metz avoids, or at least dxplaces...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...-swapping with nightmarish results: Letty’s husband gets indigestion from Grace’s home-cooked lamb chops while Letty’s wildness exhausts her new mate. Over Harold’s tired objections, Letty invites all of her friends from the Ardmore (including Uncle Claude’s...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... pose with a lamb over his shoulder to "kitsch" pictures of Jesus Christ (247). 56. Riefenstahl attempts the female opposition to Andre Bazin's theory of erotic film, "one that is capable of provoking the audience to desire the heroine sexually...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 92–122.
Published: 01 January 1996
... are clubbed, lambs torn from mothers Men risk death hunting leopards and crocodiles for bags and shoes. Bit by bit Venus asserts herself With the final words, the grandmother looks ironically at the camera, in an overt acknowledgment of its presence. KS: She does so because...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... in Mass Communication 5.2 (1988) : 85-107; Patricia Frazier Lamb and Diane L. Veith, “Romantic Myth, Transcendence, and Star Trek Zines,” Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature, ed. Donald Palumbo (New York: Greenwood, 198 6) 235-56; Constance Penley, “Feminism...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 75–102.
Published: 01 May 1997
..., no matter how many alien autopsies we watch performed. NOTES My thanks to Stephen Markley, Gwen Bergner, Molly Rothenberg, Rajani Sudan, Thomas DiPiero, John Lamb, Ronald Schleifer, and Rhonda Baker for putting their cynicism on hold long enough to discuss paranoia...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 159–195.
Published: 01 December 2001
... in Hollywood: I wonder if other directors will understand Pola as Lubitsch does or whether they will expect fire to always be cool and a tiger cat as tame as one of the curly ingenue lambs. Will Pola escape the standardization process? Or will she have to submit to being a perfect lady, always kind...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
...-lamb, and the ship Tomorrow  that beckons to the hereafter. When Kee dramatically reveals her pregnancy to Theo in the barn, he exclaims, “Jesus Christ!” and, when asked who the father is, Kee jokes that she is a virgin. As Tavener’s score swells and Tomorrow  approaches to “complete...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
... through the course of the film. A further, more consciously political explanation for the phenomenon of the non-threatening gay best friend may be the desire to produce "positive" gay representations, especially amidst the controversy about films such as Basic Instinct and Silence of the Lambs (1991...