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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jennifer Fleeger This article argues that each new development in sound technology is accompanied by a mismatched woman — a figure with a voice that fails to gel with the image of her body. Because they are famous for having singing voices that startle listeners with their beauty and dexterity and...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 181–183.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Interregional Business Relations in the Twilight  Series. No. 79: 31 – 67 Peter X Feng Tongue Twisters: The Travelogue Videos of Ming-Yuen­ S. Ma. No. 79: pp. 69 – 95 elle flanders Road Movie: Notes from the Field. No. 80: pp. 165 – 175 Jennifer Fleeger Deanna Durbin and the Mismatched...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 134–139.
Published: 01 September 2007
... begin to slide toward diva ululations, and a single tear runs down Jones’s face. The semiotic mismatch between Jones’s vocal delivery, the schmaltzy instrumentation, the singer’s glacial body language, and what Andrew Ross has called her “out- rageous adult presence” is devastating.1 Is she a...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 169–174.
Published: 01 December 1989
... disjunction and displacement. This dialectic of temporality extends to the encounter of the stranger in oneself, in layers of experience that have been silenced, displaced, fragmented in particular ways. The mismatch between the female spec- tator and the subject of classical...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 1981
... result of these and other faulty framings is a mismatch. Instead of marhng an effective meeting point between two distinct and yet interrelated phenomena-French and American feminism, the edi- tors portray a relationship of reciprocal dependence. They overesti- mate the...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 41–74.
Published: 01 September 1993
... laughing when something horrific happens, to gasp at the mismatch between our affective state and the next image, may be to reproduce, or at least recall the embarrassment, or even shame, of being caught with our pants down, in a breach of social discipline. Tweaking our...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 235–249.
Published: 01 September 1985
...: non sequiturs in dialogue, visual and aural split ends, a running over of sound beyond ‘its’ image, a bleeding of the image into another, the cuts which articulate narrative and shot, and mismatch them” (p. 163). For de Lauretis, the important thing about BadEmZng...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., Laurel and Hardy are physical comedians on-screen, often using their oddly mismatched, nonmasculine bodies as instruments of humor. Yet it is important to note that, unlike the vast majority of their comedy contemporaries, they thrived in sound cinema due to their distinctive voices that somehow...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 39–63.
Published: 01 May 2011
... artist who paints the most lifelike portrait of his wife and thereby drains her of her vitality until, with the completion of the work, she dies. We know a destiny of death will soon also befall Nana, who will be killed by the pimps who are attempting to exchange her. Here, however, the mismatch...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 50–69.
Published: 01 September 1999
... convenience (after all, they not only share the same house but the same class status) the incestuous overtones of their attachment enforce a sense that Josh and Cher are potentially mismatched. Clueless and the Reel World Order As the film's resolution makes clear, Cher's cluelessness serves conflict...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
...: the oversized head and minuscule body of the door-to-door salesman, the disembodied head of the genie, the mismatched heads and bodies of Pee-wee’s toy collection, the talking fist with the lipstick mouth and eyes, and Pee-wee’s mask-like face which must be shrunk in one episode so that he...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... taboo love affair, and it uses a frail work ethic as a lever. Furthermore, it undermines Rachel’s role as a mother. When Fletcher mediates between the two mismatched lovers by talking with Frank and quotes Rachel’s foul language, Frank chastises him. Rachel’s influence directly alienates...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... his Colombian parents while sharing a kinship with Manny, whose love of luxury and eso- 48 • Camera Obscura tericism seems to mismatch his young, brown body. Gloria feels excluded by Trish and Manny’s shared cultural sophistication expressed through references to art, food, theater, and...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and their family homes. If the school provides a clinical, depersonalized space, the family apartments are often overcrowded with mismatched furniture and insignificant objects. Both of these settings create stifling environments in which the movements of both the characters and the camera are...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 6–29.
Published: 01 May 1981
... dfficulty with terms of comparison which are essential to metaphor (even if these terms don’t appear in the end): how does one juxtapose two film images, with all the sorts of matches, mismatches and optical devices possible, in such a way as to arrive at terms of comparison that are as strict as...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
... displaced from the genitals to the larynx. The allure of the MacDonald-Chevalier comedies had re- sulted in large measure from mismatched voices; the sweet mystery of the MacDonald-Eddy movies would stem from vocal symbiosis. 232 The boudoir antics associated with the earlier cycle are perhaps...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 9–39.
Published: 01 May 2021
... Miller noted that Yanco always referred to parties as “compositions”—reveal an inventory of objects. 30 At the center are steamed mussels in a giant bowl made of reclaimed wood. Works on paper fill the back wall. Flowers, both real and silk, decorate the dinner table and ornament the ship's mismatched...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 149–183.
Published: 01 May 2005
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... seemingly mismatched combination of look and Children of Men (2006) voice are in fact united by the medium of air. While the editing here splits the Girl in two, both halves are ultimately reconnected <fig. 5 cap.>Pablo Picasso’s Guernica, by that airy quality of hers. In cruder language...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... temporal instabil- ity becomes reflected in the ways in which extradiegetic music or other sound accompaniment is always unfixed and always wrong: any way we listen to these films today would be a deviation from how they would have been heard in 1963 or 1964. The mismatch between the films...