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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Sangita Gopal; Sujata Moorti In the years since its release, Moulin Rouge! (dir. Baz Luhrmann, 2001) has emerged as the harbinger of Bollywood cinema's growing visibility in the West. We argue here that while the film's visual excesses are immediately recognizable as citing “Bollywood style...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
... tracing and interrogating the theoretical history of the pretty and its exclusion, this article seeks to trouble the discursive field of aesthetics and politics in film theory. Camera Obscura 2009 The decorative surface of the screen in Moulin Rouge! (dir. Baz Luhrmann, Australia/US, 2001) Pretty...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... origin of the striptease in France to an act in the 1890s in Paris in which a woman slowly removed her clothes in a vain search for a flea crawling on her body. At around the same time, venues such as the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère were pioneering seminude dancing and...