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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1995) 12 (2 (35)): 129–157.
Published: 01 May 1995
...Catherine Russell Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Hara Setsuko in End ofSummer (Ozu Yasujiro, 1961). "Overcoming Modernity": Gender and the Pathos of History in Japanese Film Melodrama Catherine Russell Although this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 Amanda...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 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 of bourgeois...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 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 been as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... 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 has largely been...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2006) 21 (1 (61)): 105–145.
Published: 01 May 2006
... 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2006) 21 (2 (62)): 178–183.
Published: 01 September 2006
...: 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 describe how interaction between the two areas...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
... 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 Kakoudaki...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
... 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 witness, makes...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... from 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Lynne Joyrich Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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 of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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 that these...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... 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 Tom...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Tom Lutz, Steve Neale, and Linda Williams. Peter Brooks and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith mobilized ideas expressed here about melodrama. As a melodramatic enactment of masculine roles in the late 1950s and early 1960s, The Manchurian Candidate is both a trauma film and a “male weepy.” Joy McEntee took her...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...-director Johnson and producer Darryl F. Zanuck's eventual taming of Jones's power on the set mirrored the script's struggles between Betsy and her husband. But an analysis of the film and its production contexts also highlights the consequences of creating a masculine melodrama in a system that depended on...