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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Scott Balcerzak Known as the Sons of the Desert, the official Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy appreciation society is unique in that its very structures lampoon the rank-and-file maleness promoted by “legitimate” fraternal orders such as the Freemasons. To understand the comedy duo's lasting cultural...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lee Wallace Lisa Cholodenko’s three films High Art (US, 1998), Laurel Canyon (US, 2002), and The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) all tell the same story: a sexual and emotional ingenue arrives in a tightly circumscribed social world that both resembles and departs from a conventional family. At its...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... previous two feature films — High Art (US, 1998) and Laurel Canyon (US, 2002) — both premiered at Cannes and were critically acclaimed on the festival circuit. High Art won the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival, and Ally Sheedy won the National Society of Film...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
.... . . . It is his philosophy that this book presents, the form not of a theory but of a working force. If it succeeds in passing on to the lives of others some of the enthusiasm, courage, and persistence with which he pursued his adventure, the book will have served its purpose.19 Laurel Graham has...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 332–335.
Published: 01 December 1989
... read differently than men. My interest in Stella Dallas was generated by the frequent positing of either Stella or her daughter Laurel as spectator of the other. And Mildred Pierce’s strange amalgam of film 335 noir and maternal melodrama seemed to foreground within its very text...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... with software that was both nonthreatening and pleasur- able and also, in turn, as the best way to increase their interest in gaming, an activity associated primarily with boys at that time. As Brenda Laurel, founder of Purple Moon, recalls, “I agreed that whatever solution the research suggested, I’d go...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
... and responsibility it grants its others of defining what it is. NOTES 1. James Baldwin, Just Above My Head (New York: Laurel, 1979) 515. 2. Ralph Ellison, “Change the Joke and Slip the Yoke,” Shadow Act (New York: Vintage, 1972) 55. Ellison continues: “To him the white man 134 seems...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 80–94.
Published: 01 September 1988
... of the acquisition of female identity is then applied to the female spectator reading Stella Dallas. First Williams argues that .the film itself offers multiple points of view-Stella's, Laurel's, Helen's, Stephen's-a variety of subject positions or entry points for spectator identification. (This is in op...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
... plays, parlor games, cheap imitations, why didn’t you ever go to a movie? I imagine your comfort in the dark, close to the luminous screen, laugh- ing: Langdon, Lloyd and Stan Laurel.” Is it again mere coincidence? Musing about Fagin’s Amazing Voyage, about Raymond and Gustave, and Verne...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
... dancing and comedic teams-Rogers and Astaire, and Laurel and Hardy. In clear contrast with Irene Dunne, for example, who as Stanley Cave11 puts it made “neither too much nor too little” of her cultivated voice,22MacDonald (along with MGM’s music department) took full advantage of the cinema’s...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., suggesting that there is an “intense affilia- tion” between the print and Christine who, not unlike Laurel Gray (Gloria Grahame) in In a Lonely Place (dir. Nicholas Ray, US, 1950), “ultimately lacks agency and authority” (61). A closer examination of the sequencing of the scenes in which...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... Laurel Braswell, “The Visionary Voyage in Science Fiction and Medieval Allegory,” Mosaic 14 (1981): 125–42. 12. Siegfried Kracauer, Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1997), 72. 13. Slavoj Žižek, commentary, Children of Men...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
...: 1; Gaile Robinson, "Schools, Penney's Having a Cow About Bart Simp- son T-shirt," Los Angeles Times 3 May 1990: El; Laurel Shaper Wal- ters, "'In' T-shirts of Bart Simpson Are Out at Some Schools," The Christian Science Monitor 27 September 1990: 14. 10...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 186–221.
Published: 01 May 1995
... [1921], he looks at the camera as if to say, "I'm ready; are you ready?" I've always thought that Oliver Hardy gets too little credit for Laurel and Hardy: for me, it has always been Hardy's intimate look at the camera that makes me laugh. You talk about Orlando's looks at us in your introduction...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 79–131.
Published: 01 September 2001
... of the system of gender (11–12). On 1950s market-research categories, see chapter 9, “The Sexual Sell,” in Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique (New York: Norton, 1963; New York: Laurel, 1984). 15. Pierre Bourdieu, Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste, trans. Richard...