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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 42–51.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Janet Bergstrom Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Theater of Everyday Life: Ulrike Ottinger's China: The Arrs, Everyday Life Janet Bergstrom West Berlin has had a strong documentary filmmaking movement throughout the history of the New German...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 194–205.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Scott Bukatman Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Delicate Delinquent (Don McGuire, 1957) Paralysis in Motion: Lewis’s Life as a Man Scott Bu katman Jerry Lewis: the disorderly orderly, the delicate delinquent, the ladies man, the nutty...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 50–72.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Miriam Hansen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Adventures of Goldilocks: Spectatorship, Consumerism and Public Life Miriam Hansen In the weeks following Valentino’s death in August 1926, millions of American women went to see The Son of the Sheik...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Elena Gorfinkel American sexploitation cinema of the 1960s and early 1970s has gained a second life in the past two decades through a boom in video and DVD distribution and rerelease, and consequently a new, generationally distinct audience. This article proposes that what appeals to cult audiences...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... © 2014 by Camera Obscura 2014 Figure 1. Haizao (Li Nian) and her older sister Haiping (Hai Qing) talk about Haizao’s future in the big city in the small room that Haiping rents. Dwelling Narrowness (Wo ju, syndicated [China], 2009) Slaves of the House and Victims of Love: New Life...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2022
... this powerful family narrative. I contend that the frequent rendition of intimate family scenes unveils Xia Shuqin's post-1949 life struggles as an ordinary laboring-class woman in socialist China, and I work to evoke a gendered narrative that has gone largely unremarked in official Chinese discourses regarding...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 69–85.
Published: 01 December 2022
... films about turn-of-the-century Paris and was overhauled as a single feature midway through the production. Vedrès describes this in a mid-1960s television documentary about her life: Portrait de Nicole Vedrès (dir. Jean-Claude Bergeret, France, 1964; 2018, DVD, Doriane). 4. There were...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Silent Films: Gender and the Discourse of Everyday Life in Interwar Japan Catherine Russell In 1937, Naruse Mikio’s film Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni, 1935) was chosen by a group of professors at the University of Chicago to be exhibited at New York’s Filmarte...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kristi McKim Hirokazu Kore-eda's 1998 film After Life stylistically cites canonical Japanese films (especially that of Yasujiro Ozu), while heralding the cinema's role in both photogenically defamiliarizing the familiar and naturalizing the new. Set in a way station between heaven and earth...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 187–213.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Dominique Bluher Abstract In 2003, following an invitation to participate in the fiftieth Venice Biennale, Agnès Varda started at the age of seventy-five her “third life as a young visual artist,” as she liked to say. During some fifteen years, Varda created over twenty large-scale video...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 95–126.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Henry Washington, Jr. Abstract From the museum heist cast members perform in its first episode to the series finale, Pose (FX, 2018–2021) endeavors to complicate the dominant historical narrative of queer and trans of color life and death at the height of the AIDS pandemic. By focalizing...
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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 2. Hammer tactilely brings the viewer into the light and textures of Elizabeth Bishop's domestic life in the biographical documentary Welcome to This House (US, 2015). More
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... cultural form of the white middle-class nuclear family in a context where norms of heterosexual family and conjugal life are at once firmly entrenched and widely contested. Largely overlooked in film criticism, The Hours is characterized by its baroque and generative temporality and intertextuality...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... to advance their critique of “managed life” during postwar economic growth. My readings focus on films by pink auteur Wakamatsu Kōji as well as roman poruno directors that feature residents of danchi — Japanese high-rise apartment complexes built to solve the postwar housing shortage. Wakamatsu maps...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 115–143.
Published: 01 December 2022
... marine life such a compelling metaphor in disability narrative? Here the author considers the ways that water and aquatic animals trouble the boundary between life and nonlife, gesture toward the always-uninhabitable space of the other, and become points of contact between the visual and the material...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Hiram Perez Building on feminist and queer scholarship on the relationship of film spectatorship to subjectivity, this essay conjectures subaltern spectatorships of the two US film adaptations of Fannie Hurst's 1933 novel Imitation of Life as a means of tracing the impossibly entangled discourses...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of the modernity theorized by Walter Benjamin. Fashion is a crucial signifier that enables Benjamin to articulate the temporal instability that is, for him, constitutive of modernity; fashion is also a vital tool used by Coppola to overlap her life with the modern Marie Antoinette that she creates in her film. Yet...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 126–127.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kenneth White Abstract This is an introduction to a dossier on the work and life of Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019). Schneemann was celebrated in a memorial service at Judson Memorial Church in New York. The service included Malcolm Goldstein's improvisational performance on violin titled Soundings...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kenneth White Abstract The essay describes Carolee Schneemann's residence, a stone house constructed in 1750 by Huguenot settlers on land of the Munsee Lenape people, and its central role in her life and work from the early 1960s until her death in 2019. The essay gives particular attention...
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