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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 144–167.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Anca Parvulescu Camera Obscura 2006 Anca Parvulescu is an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where she teaches in the Department of English and the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities. She is currently working on a book project on laughter. Her work has...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... storytelling medium and as an international industry. Here, I analyze how unruly women and uncomfortable experiences of laughter provided coconspirators for legitimizing the motion picture's nascent storytelling vocabulary. Figure 1. Betty (uncredited) laughs and points at her victims. Betty Pulls the...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 100–110.
Published: 01 September 1980
...Jane Weinstock She Who Laughs First Laughs Last Jane Weinstock Or does she? And who is she? You? At whom and for whom is she laughing? And what is laughter anyway? Identity or an id entity? So, if he who laughs last laughs best, then if she laughs last, does she laugh best...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
... Was So Bad Maybe we can begin with that. PK: Fair enough. I think there was perhaps a negative implication when you said you had prepared yourself by trying to read some of my articles (laughter).To us that means you couldn’t stomach it, but I hope that is not the case. j-LG: No, no...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 104–111.
Published: 01 September 1985
... the village of Boucoum The land of the Sereer people Womenpounding: sound of pestle against mortar and laughter The land of the Manding and the Peul peoples A film about what? my friends ask. A film about Senegal, but what in Senegal? I feel less and less the need to express myself...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 71–75.
Published: 01 May 1976
... isfurther complicated by the fact that part of it was recorded during an actual performance, so that the laughter of the then-present audience is heard at various times. Valda Setterfield performs a solo. dance at one point (which I had originally choreographed for "Grand Union Dreams It is not...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
... exaggerate, however, the “liberating” potential of this type of female comic performance. If So Long Letty allows a moment of female enunciation that challenges the normality and desirability of patriarchal order and directs a feminine laughter against a male butt, the film, like many vehicles for...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 176–192.
Published: 01 May 1979
... Haitian loas (gods), and she picked up a refrigerator and threw it across the kitchen. [Laughter by all.] LEGEND - v: The point of telling that story is simply to give you an idea of the way we dealt with this situation. Brakhage told us one story, and it’s been our exciting task to track down...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 126–129.
Published: 01 December 1984
... bateau and Born in Flames, one can see the laughter of Medusa shattering form and decorum alike. Shot by Babette Mangolte in black and white and co-starring Julie Christie and Colette Laffont, the film is well synopsized by Potter herself “In The Gold Dzggers two women are searching for...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
... actress by violating her with a champagne bottle during a drunken hotel room orgy.8 An utter personification of appetite-run-riot, the funny fat guy uses the spectacle of his body-run-amok to discharge through laughter anxieties about the violence of consumption; by way of the havoc wreaked by his...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 1997
... father’s mouth is taped up with a bright yellow banner announcing: “biohazard. ’’ Circling around him is the “pack” or “multiplicity” of the 12 Monkeys, who overwhelm his silence with animal laughter. As their laughter overtakes them and the scene they become-monkey, leading them “to stake out...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Conduct and Gendered Laughter in Early Sound Comedy,” is strongly attentive to the historical and sociological field of the film text. To analyze the ambivalent figure of the woman comic in early cinema, Jenkins examines contemporary discourses on sexual difference in the domestic...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 34–49.
Published: 01 May 1992
.... Ashenden, Elsa, and the General, however, are terrible spies, and one reviewer, Graham Greene, wanted the dullness of the film enlivened by audience laughter, laughter at the secret agent who loudly discusses his instructions in front of the hall porter of-a Swiss hotel and who brandishes...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 170–176.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: Routledge, 2004), 193 – 210. 4. Moya Luckett, “Marriage as the New Trend,” Flow 3 (2005), jot.communication.utexas.edu/flow/?jot=view&id=1132. 5. Kathleen Rowe, The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995). 6. Tania Modleski...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 131–136.
Published: 01 September 1977
... circling the room in a stiffballroom dance) : wehear on the soundtrack 'slinky', 'sexy', 'stubby' , .smutty,, 'silly', 'spiky', 'silvery', 'snobby', and so on. The women cut throughthe frame acting out these roles. Then the word is 'happy' : we hear lots of off-screen laughter...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
... one in the house, is she?” that came . . . totally. I understood that. And that made me roar with laughter.12 Lansbury is admirably precise about the conception of the char- acter she executed, and about the pleasure it gave to both actress and director. Cukor conceived the character as...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 93–121.
Published: 01 May 2016
... when one person interrupts the video with incredibly distinctive laughter in response to someone talking in a reactionary, bour- geois way about having sex. At these points Roussopoulos’s camera shakes and wobbles, zooming in on the culprit’s face and captur- ing the laughter with a spontaneity...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 4–33.
Published: 01 May 1992
... supremacy.’716“Slow Motion” is an essay about film’s ability to encode and reveal secrets, and about Richardson’s investment in the mystery, enigma, and attendant power of cinematic secrecy. Dis- approving of both “the hysterical laughter that greeted the first slow- motion...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 186–221.
Published: 01 May 1995
... London Story (1986), a laugh-out-loud spoof on the spy thriller; and in two documentary video projects for the UK's Channel 4: Tears, Laughter, Fears and Rage (1986), a four-part piece on human emo- tions, and I Am an Ox, I Am a Horse, I Am a Man, I Am a Woman (1989), a one-hour piece on women in...