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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynne Joyrich All That Heaven Allows (Douglas Sirk, 1955) All that Television Allows: TV Melodrama, Postmodernism and Consumer Culture Lynne ]oyrich I. Drama at Our Fingertips In an emotionally charged scene in Douglas Sirk's 1955 melodrama All That Heaven Allows...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Sasha Torres Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Melodrama, Masculinity and the Family: thirtysomething as Therapy Sasha Torres I. Genre and Gender In an interview with The New York Times, Edward Zwick, one of the producers and creators of ABC’s...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 73–89.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Heide Schlüpmann Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Melodrama and Social Drama in the Early German Cinema Heide Schliipmunn During the period from 1911-12, film producers made a determined effort to adapt the cinema to the aesthetic cosmos...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 90–129.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Ben Singer Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Female Power in the Serial-Queen Melodrama: The Etiology of an Anomaly Ben Singer Few film genres so historically anomalous, and so pertinent to con- temporary discussions of gender and spectatorship, have...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Lea Jacobs Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 “Eliza Crossing the Ice,” woodcut by George Cruikshank to illustrate Uncle Tom‘s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (London: John Cassell, 1852) 51. The Woman’s Picture and the Poetics of Melodrama Lea Jacobs Recent...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jennifer Peterson A growing body of scholarly work has focused on the role of cities—and, to a lesser degree, the suburbs—in post–World War II American film. Less attention has been paid to rural and wilderness locations, but, in fact, they played an important role in the melodramas of the period...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Julianne Pidduck This article explores Stephen Daldry's The Hours (US/UK, 2002) as a feminist and queer meditation on the dilemma of marriage. An important queer-authored crossover film in the tradition of the family melodrama and the woman's film, The Hours offers a considered return to the iconic...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 133–161.
Published: 01 September 2019
...E. L. McCallum This essay argues that twenty-first-century melodrama films by female directors rework the core components of classic melodrama form—not only its timing, but also narrative form, agnition, and the underlying fantasy of union. While they retain a focus on objects and setting...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the techniques and tropes of Hollywood melodrama, Anglo-American feminist film criticism provides useful critical frameworks for reading the series, even as such readings necessitate a broadening of the terms of aesthetic and political debates around melodrama and African media, as well as complicate Anglo...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... openly rebels against the unreasonable patriarchal rigidity of her father and her religion. Courtesy Margaret Herrick Library The Americanization of Tsuru Aoki: Orientalism, Melodrama, Star Image, and the New Woman Sara Ross The film career of Tsuru Aoki in the teens and twenties...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... literature and film. Virginia (Nicole Kidman) enters the river in The Hours (dir. Stephen Daldry, US, 2002). Melancholic Arrangements: Music, Queer Melodrama, and the Seeds of Transformation in The Hours Michael LeBlanc One feels even in the midst of the traffic, or working at night...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... represent them in film and visual media) and an essay on body transformation in early cinema. An alien spaceship hovers over New York City in Independence Day (dir. Roland Emmerich, US, 1996). Spectacles of History: Race Relations, Melodrama, and the Science Fiction/Disaster Film Despina...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
.... Aamir Khan as Dil Navaz in Earth. Courtesy Zeitgeist Films Memory and Melodrama: The Transnational Politics of Deepa Mehta’s Earth Jeanette Herman Besides in its nature referring to events which cannot be retrieved or fully relived, then, remembering appears to demand no necessary...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 178–183.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Daydreams: Consumer Citizenship and Hollywood Cinema of the 1930s.” A R C H I V E F O R T H E F U T U R E Political Theory and Melodrama Studies Anna Siomopoulos Throughout the important collection Cultural Studies and Political Theory, theorists...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Catherine Russell Hara Setsuko in End ofSummer (Ozu Yasujiro, 1961). "Overcoming Modernity": Gender and the Pathos of History in Japanese Film Melodrama Catherine Russell Although this seemed unpalatable to Westerners...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Amanda Howell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Figure 1. Colleen comforts Hue San (China Beach, "Independence Day" 25 October 1989). Reproducing the Past: Popular History and Family Melodrama on China Beach...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Lindsey Green-Simms This essay examines the aesthetic dimensions of the “occult melodramas” of West African video-films by discussing how filmmakers use the technology of video to recreate the sensuous impact of daily rumors that speak to spiritual and socioeconomic anxieties. Given...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... and in contemporary German and Austrian literature and film. Escape Fantasy (The Princess and the Warrior, dir. Tom Tykwer, Germany, 2000). Courtesy X-Verleih Melodrama’s Other: Entrapment and Escape in the Films of Tom Tykwer Heidi Schlipphacke The closing tableau of each of German filmmaker...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kenneth Chan By first looking at the gay consumption of melodrama, this essay presents the notion of tears as a political trope to negotiate the reclamation of crying from being a signifier of gendered/sexual “weakness” to one of tactical empowerment, a tactics of tears. Gay political readings...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Street as a case study to analyze the ways in which theories of trauma can be effectively brought to bear on melodramas of the post–World War I era and, in the process, demonstrate the appeal Pabst’s works held for the Close Up editors, who shared his interest in trauma, psychoanalysis, and healing...