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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 129–165.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Diana W. Anselmo This article employs the concept of imitation as a lens through which the author explores the complex relationship established between the fledgling Hollywood film industry and the first generation of girls to be culturally construed as “adolescent” and “movie fans” in the US...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 165–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Liz Clarke; S. Topiary Landberg In this article, the authors argue that the 2013 omnibus film Valencia: The Movie/s (US) presents a unique approach to collective filmmaking in its adaptation of Michelle Tea's queer coming-of-age memoir Valencia (2000). This approach creates a sense of cultural...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
... Obscura 40-41. She is currently coediting an anthology of essays on The Blair Witch Project . Bardo Town Series. Reprinted from Galaxy Magazine (1994) by permission of E. J. Gold. A Taste for Shrinking: Movie Miniatures and the Unreal City Sarah L. Higley Discrepancy of size is a form...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 4–28.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Catherine Williamson Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Swimming Pools, Movie Stars: The Celebrity Body in the Post-War Marketplace Catherine Williamson In the minds of many people, Esther Williams...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of the impact of neoliberalism on current queer politics, the piece winds its way toward a suturing of queer identity and questions of nation. Road Movie installation at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Photo by Tom Blanchard, courtesy O’Born Contemporary I N PRACTICE: THE QU EER ST A T E...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Brenda Longfellow Chantal Akerman’s last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/ France, 2015), a film that is now impossibly freighted with the news of her suicide, provides a poignant reflection on many of the themes and formal strategies that Akerman has employed throughout her storied career. Shot...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., Robert- son s diary is also explicitly made for audiences. Although shot in Super 8mm, capturing the rhythms and rituals of the home (baking bread, birthday parties, growing Sweet Mama squash), the small gauge is harnessed for tasks that extend far beyond its I m Washing My Dishes and Making a Movie...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 147–155.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Debra Zimmerman; Patricia White Debra Zimmerman, executive director of Women Make Movies, talks about the organization on the occasion of its fortieth anniversary with Camera Obscura editorial collective member and Women Make Movies board chair Patricia White. Women Make Movies was formed in 1972...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... In Practice Is Film Theory Queer Theory? Or, Everything I Know about Queerness I Learned at the Movies Theresa L. Geller Lately I have been spending a lot of time thinking about time, par- ticularly time passing and, with it, the passing of people who have shaped my thinking. I...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Johanna Gosse San Francisco artist Bruce Conner established himself as a major figure in postwar underground cinema with his first film, A MOVIE (1958), a masterpiece of found-footage montage. Yet Conner also shot several films with his own camera, many of which feature a nude or partially clothed...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... to make a movie starring his lover, Johan. Unfortunately, Johan is imprisoned for various reasons and is unavailable to perform in the movie. The film thus becomes Vallois's search for the ideal Johan, rendered through a range of men whom he auditions to play the role. We meet the multiple Johans through...
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 2. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
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Figure 3. India's Daughter (dir. Leslee Udwin, UK, 2015). Courtesy of Women Make Movies More
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... despite Coppola's prominence as a contemporary maker of style, her insistence on her primary role as maker of movies invites us to read her interpretation of the life of the Austrian dauphine as a commentary on her own experience as a contemporary woman filmmaker, one that has proven to be as problematic...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
... projected through mobile exhibition on city buildings, and Eli Rezik's online “web-movies” Living Alone without Me (Palestine, 2011) and Between Us Two (Palestine, 2011) compelled a panel discussion of alternative means of distribution and exhibition. Finally, Alaa AbuAsad's Masturbate bil beit (Palestine...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 125–133.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kristen Fallica This essay commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the independent feminist film organization Women Make Movies (WMM) by reflecting on its history and relationship to larger currents in feminist media culture. Based on archival research, this contribution to Camera Obscura 's...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 135–145.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Catherine L. Benamou; Bienvenida Matías This is part memoir, part historical reflection on the creation of “Punto de Vista: Latina,” a transnational distribution and local exhibition project of films by and about Latinas during the reorganization of Women Make Movies in the early 1980s...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 157–165.
Published: 01 May 2013
...B. Ruby Rich This article considers the early history of women-directed media, examining its links to political action campaigns in the 1970s and exploring the aims of women's film festivals, production workshops, and Women Make Movies itself. Acknowledging a personal role in the WMM crisis...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Will Scheibel Famously touted as “the most beautiful woman in movie history” by Darryl F. Zanuck, the chief executive of Twentieth Century Fox, actress Gene Tierney achieved major stardom with Fox’s classic Laura (dir. Otto Preminger, US, 1944) following years of being typecast as an Orientalist...