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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 1–31.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Sara Saljoughi This article examines the problem of collectivity in Forugh Farrokhzad's The House Is Black ( Khaneh siah ast , Iran, 1962), an experimental film set in a leper colony in northwestern Iran. Focusing on the film's experiments with form, the article explores how the development of new...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 161–187.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Mauro Resmini This article examines a recent tendency in contemporary art cinema—the New French Extremity (NFE)—and focuses specifically on a critique of the scholarly discourse that has flourished around it in recent years. The fundamental argument of this discourse can be summarized as follows...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 165–175.
Published: 01 December 2016
... for Valencia: The Movie/s (US, 2013), hand drawn by Amanda Verway IN PRACTICE Valencia: The Movie/s: A New Collectivity Liz Clarke and S. Topiary Landberg Valencia: The Movie/s (US, 2013) is an omnibus film adaption of Michelle Tea’s queer...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 144–150.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Rosi Braidotti; Jane Weinstock Book Review New French Feminisms: Some Points Re-viewed Rosi Braidotti andJane Weinstock The text which follows is part of a larger, polyvocal response (forth- coming in the Australian feminist journal, Hecute) to New French Feminisms’ call...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Amelia Jones Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Presumed Innocent (1990) “She Was Bad News”: Male Paranoia and the Contemporary New Woman Amelia Jones “She was bad news . . .” In Presumed Innocent (1990), this phrase seems intended to vindicate...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 76–101.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Susan White Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Veronica Clare and the New Film Noir Heroine Susan White Veronica Clare is a sultry and seductive private investigator, and partner in a nightclub reminis...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... screening in the Tokyo Kinema movie theater. The actors pictured are Okada Yoshiko, right, and Tanaka Kinuyo, left. Reprinted from Toyo Cinema Weekly, 9 February 1933. New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood Catherine Russell The movie screen here is not simply...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... openly rebels against the unreasonable patriarchal rigidity of her father and her religion. Courtesy Margaret Herrick Library The Americanization of Tsuru Aoki: Orientalism, Melodrama, Star Image, and the New Woman Sara Ross The film career of Tsuru Aoki in the teens and twenties...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 59–79.
Published: 01 May 2014
...”­ in the New Russian Cinema: Youth and Valeria Gai Germanika’s Films and Television Julia Vassilieva When five members of Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk rock protest group, staged a performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior on 12 February 2012, the world was offered...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Marc Francis This article examines a series of recent films that seeks to represent the often conflated categories of asexuality and singlehood. The films (A)sexual (dir. Angela Tucker, US, 2011), Year of the Dog (dir. Mike White, US, 2007), and Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press, US...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 153–163.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Elizabeth Coffman; Erica Stein New Day Films was formed in 1972 as a feminist media collective to distribute films addressing gender issues. Forty years later, New Day boasts close to two hundred members and yearly distribution profits of $1 million. This article uses New Day's history...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 3–38.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Volkes Feminism 101: The New York Women’s Video Festival, 1972–1980 Melinda Barlow From 1972 to 1980, the New York Women’s Video Festival was the primary showcase for work by American women videomakers. A landmark annual event founded by Steina Vasulka in 1972 to address the dearth...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
...Rey Chow Copyright © 1999 by Indiana University Press 1999 Nostalgia of the New Wave: Structure In Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together Rey Chow In one of the earliest discussions of poststrueturalism to appear in English, "Of Structure as an Inmixing of an Otherness...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 105–149.
Published: 01 September 2000
... Page 105 Turkish Cinema in the New Europe: Visualizing Ethnic Conflict in Sinan Çetin’s Berlin in Berlin Angelica Fenner The Turkish media landscape underwent sweeping changes in the 1990s...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 154–168.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Robert H. Deming Kate and Allie Kate and Allie: "New Women" and the Audience's Television Archive Robert H. Deming Network television rediscovered the "new woman" again in the Fall 1984 season. Several prime-time programs featured female leads in take-charge roles rather...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 191–202.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Dana Polan Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 ij I Complexity and Contradiction in Mass-Culture Analysis: On len Ang's Watching Dallas (New York: Methuen, 1985) Dana Polan There seem to be two very different books in len Ang's...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 134–141.
Published: 01 January 1989
...Jane Weinstock Copyright © 1989 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1989 Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (Pedro Almodovar, 1988) Out of Her Mind: Fantasies of the 26th New York Film Festival by Jane Weinstock You could say it was the Year of the Other at the New...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
...Chris Berry Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 China's New "Women's Cinema" Chris Berry "Women's cinema" ~1 '€l-J5 ) is a term that has come into common critical usage in the People's Republic of China over the last year or two. Certainly, Chinese...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of Africa in two celebrated twenty-first century films, The Constant Gardener and Blood Diamond , and questions whether problematic archetypes still hold in the new millennium. By reading both films as noir thrillers with humanitarian agendas, the article highlights their subversive potential to “enlighten...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... courtesy of the Sundance Institute I N PRAC TICE: FESTIVALS, F I L M, FE MIN I S M Evolving Narrative Structures Forge New Cine-Love at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Roya Rastegar As a young admirer of cinema, I yearned for that mythical experi- ence...