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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Domietta Torlasco Abstract Taking Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 as a point of departure, this essay argues that cinema's stories of species survival at once hide and duplicate the racialization of matter that has marked the history of geology and, more recently, the discourse...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 47–75.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Leben—BRD [How to Live in the German Federal Republic] (dir. Harun Farocki, Germany, 1989). 02-Halle.V2sh 5/29/01 12:34 PM Page 47 History Is Not a Matter of Generations: Interview with Harun Farocki Randall...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 129–145.
Published: 01 December 2018
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., Anaïs Nin, Alan Watts, and other luminaries of the San Francisco counterculture. Both Vardas were gleaners and artists. The author argues that both saw the imagination as a place where matter and spirit were reconciled. The article builds on previous work about Varda's The Gleaners and I ( Les glaneurs...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 65–89.
Published: 01 September 2011
... demonstrates how reality TV contributes to social governance through disciplinary discourse. Although it achieved international success as a global franchise and treated a supposedly universal subject matter, child rearing, it is at first surprising that the program was not localized for the Australian market...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
... unapproachable, sexually undefined (e.g., Is he straight? Is he gay? Or does it matter?), or even potentially dangerous. The article develops this idea via a close analysis of the films and seeks to extend this idea to an understanding of how Hollywood and the international market form a similar pattern...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
...elle flanders This piece follows the author's journey of making a film about the segregated roads in Palestine, and the ways in which queer subjectivity and radical politics inform the work we produce regardless of subject matter. Offering a counter-narrative to the Israeli government's...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 2019
... depict printed matter from the postmodern period that include photographs of female models posed as if they are shooting playful self­portraits in a mirror, acting as if they are themselves the photographer. Taking Collier’s work as evidence, this essay asks questions about how and why the selfie is so...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... visible borders in space, the film illustrates how psychoanalytically and phenomenologically informed, expansive notions of the body and perceptual field matter for understanding transgender and other forms of gender dissonance. Drawing on disability studies, queer theory, and transgender theory...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 117–151.
Published: 01 September 2017
... misunderstood, Gelley contends, not primarily because of the transgressive nature of their subject matter but, more importantly, for the negativity and ambivalence of their critique and the way in which they reinvent the conventional cinematic language of heterosexual intimacy. Fat Girl is one instance...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... resorts to the strategy of narrative truncation and erasure to deflect the focus from melodramatic spectacle onto that of the quotidian framing of gay sexuality and its normalcy. Ideology and melodrama are implicated in the way the traditions of form constrain and mold subject matter to produce...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 187–213.
Published: 01 May 2021
... up and expand on her lifelong passion for still and moving images, painting, photography, and cinema. The author also shows how Varda has rethought and reworked certain subjects that mattered to her throughout her career, by means proper to this new medium. Varda always had the gift to give us...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
... debt to Brakhage -in her self-referential subject matter and unconventional filming strate• gies, and particularly in making a "birth" film (Misconception, 1977) which begs comparison with Brakhagc's Window Water Baby Moving. But Taubin is primarily interested in arguing for the strength...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 63–101.
Published: 01 December 2006
... of materialization not only intervenes in a continued instrumentalization of matter but also enables one to contest the instrumentalization of subjects aligned or conflated with an objectified, passive, inert, and form- less matter. It reveals new possibilities for, and the necessity of, contesting...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 226–242.
Published: 01 May 1997
... flights from bodies, animals, and matter. Carnosaur 2, for example, dramatizes the re- entrenchment of the humanist subject through a traditional quest to dominate nature, yet this transcendent subject is formed only by de- flecting destabilizing forces onto abject...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 167–173.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of landscapes: “Each portion of matter can be conceived as a garden full of plants and as a pond full of fish. But each branch of a plant, each limb of an animal, each drop of its humors, is still another such garden or pond.”4 There are two curious things to note in this passage. First, Leibniz...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 59–67.
Published: 01 December 2022
... there, the jumping man was much too dark. Still on the lookout for documents that could bring about the Wendung of our subject matter, we suddenly understood that this jump was the hinge we had been looking for, a document whose symbolic and fateful signification we could make use of. Straightaway, we placed...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 157–175.
Published: 01 May 1979
... films for distribution? 158 C. Do you see your company as a political force? How does this govern the choice of films you distribute? D. How many films are there in your collection? E. What is the range of subject matter in your collection? Do you have...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 53–57.
Published: 01 May 2006
... that in turn allowed for tenure and programs, and while it did irrevocably alter film, cultural, and visual studies toward the feminist, it also had the effect of separating us from others who matter: those women who practice and engage with media-making outside academe. There once was an accessible...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 327–331.
Published: 01 December 1989
... or an undivided, fully conscious entity. It’s quite a mouthful, no matter how you articulate it. Like many other feminist film critics, I have sought an explanation for what I have found to be an almost universal “bisexuality” with 328 regard to the image (universal only among Western, bourgeois...