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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
...-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 of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... worldwide. She is a founding member of Public Studio with her collaborator, Tamira Sawatzky. Her most recent work includes: Public Studio's Road Movie , a six-screen installation on the segregated roads of Palestine that premiered at TIFF 2011; Kino Pravda 3G , a series of video installations addressing...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 by...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in her film. Yet 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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. The...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 13–29.
Published: 01 May 2019
... together, from shooting the stage performance of Letters Home in 1986 to the process of combining images and sounds in Akerman’s final works, the film No Home Movie (France/Belgium) and the multichannel installation piece Now , both 2015. Works mentioned include D’Est ( From the East , France/Belgium, 1993...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 91–97.
Published: 01 May 2019
... working, especially on documentary and installation pieces; her preference for frontal shots; her lack of interest in rules, realism, and character psychology; and her humor. The tribute closes with the filmmaker’s own words on her last film, No Home Movie (Belgium/France, 2015). Copyright © 2019 Camera...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... LOOKING ! The Films of Chantal Akerman 1968–2015 (2016–17) in Portland, Oregon, and culminated with CHANTAL? Dialogue between a movie, a cello, and a text , conceived and performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton in 2018. This essay foregrounds films, installations, and performances that portray the interplay of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
... articles on recent movies, so at least we would have something in common with the audience. I read something about Melvin and Howard, Raging Bull and Heaven’s Gate, and I wanted to talk to you about them and also about an article you wrote six or seven months ago, called “Why The Movie Was So...