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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 58–75.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Rajani Sudan Company Loves Misery Rajani Sudan Preconceived formations of identity dominate much of Hollywood cinematic production. Rob Reiner’s Misery (1990) is a particularly striking example of this kind of assumption. Reiner capitalizes on the Western cultural fantasy...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 250–273.
Published: 01 September 1991
... because it was read as a failure to mourn the loss of a friend-or, at least, one of their crowd. It was as if a loss of feeling associated with both youth and with an act of looking had turned Wilhelm Reich’s famous question around-we are left not asking where misery...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 141–143.
Published: 01 May 1992
... Company Loves Misery. No. 30; pp. 59-74 Treichler, Paula A. Beyond Cosmo: AIDS, Identity, and Inscriptions of Gender. No. 28; pp. 21-76. Treichler, Paula A. and Lisa Cartwright 143 Introduction for special issue, “Imaging Technologies...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 243–274.
Published: 01 May 1997
... it. So evil escaped into the world and woman 253 brought misery to man. Only hope remained.40 Orlan says that myths of Greek goddesses inspire her work and . . . underlie it in a symbolic manner4’ so I will refer to Pandora as the most appropriate by dint of her...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2001
... into cameras, mirrors, and monitors to focus on the vicissitudes, incongruities, and linkages between the identity and appearance of the self. In Composure: Misery (1972), Wilson intended to compare the difference between facial gestures made with and without...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 122–152.
Published: 01 December 1980
... are concerned, so may the wall facing women have holes in it. This hopeful strain charac- terizes the force of irony in the film. For although it presents the daily vicissi- tudes of a woman who tries to live and see her city differently, the self-irony undercuts her misery. An image toward the end...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
... as its traditional occupations were growing obso- lete.22 Discussing her decision to focus on the subtleties of Moroc- can culture rather than on the “Arab world’s miseries,” Benlyazid admits to a double-edged strategy: “I want to display my own cul- ture and its subtleties. I want our children...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 157–187.
Published: 01 May 2003
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... regularly depict them as either masochistically obsessed with serving their idols or as manipulatively bent on their destruction, or both. Think All About Eve (dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz, US, 1950), Play Misty for Me (dir. Clint Eastwood, US, 1971), or Misery (dir. Rob Reiner, US, 1991...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
... misery. The above describes the ending not of Silent Hill, the 2006 feature film (dir. Christophe Gans, Canada/France), but of Silent Hill 2, the video game developed and released by Konami five years previous. The franchise belongs in the category of “survival hor- ror,” a game genre...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2002
... itself into a major popular obsession.”28 The clock that measures Lucienne’s misery indeed A huge timer to scientifically gauge applause 62 • Camera Obscura reflects this obsession...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
.... “A serious ethical question is hereby raised,” writes Winston, “since the tradition of the victim inevitably requires that some measure or other of personal misery and distress be if not exploited, then at least exposed.”18 Yet in Feminism and Documentary, while Walker and Waldman are quick...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 95–123.
Published: 01 September 2020
..., this sort of pessimism haunts many of the films made in different time periods and countries. Glamor- ous stage performances or countryside trysts give way to loneliness and misery. Transgression, love, and passion are terminated in the end with the intrusion of an unbridgeable gap between the char- Queer...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... consideration of the peasant's requests (complete with Hitler-like poses and gestures) quote Hitler's tour of Nuremberg in the early segments of Triumph des Willens. Unlike those moments, however, the poor crowds of Tiefland do not welcome or cheer their "Fuhrer" but curse him in anger and misery. Martha...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
...• sibility of her situation. Figured as the ultimately passive spectator, so tangled in the web of bourgeois culture that she is literally collapsed onto the picture of her misery, Cary's very subjectivity is incorporated into television. In a recent article detailing the path of melodrama from its...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 92–122.
Published: 01 January 1996
... to show rooms in their entirety, Godard avoids this discrimination against his proletarian characters. The fragmentary details of the apartment that are shown are made abstract, elevated to the status of ideas. But with the sound, the misery of social housing is back. A kiss sounds...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 6–41.
Published: 01 December 1980
... it completely. And none of them has com- pletely forgotten it Around this story, but off-screen, is another- that of the misery of Calcutta, hunger and leprosy. There are two characters who are explicitly part of ths off-screen story: the mad beggarwoman, who is heard but never seen...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 93–123.
Published: 01 December 2004