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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 (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 117–147.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Robert Miklitsch This article employs Robert Stevenson's The Woman on Pier 13 (US, 1950) as a privileged example of anticommunist film noir in order to explore the received left critique of the ideological and aesthetic properties of this subgenre — what one might call the unhappy marriage of film...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 69–99.
Published: 01 December 2011
... 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 (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
... wish or “forgotten future,” in Benjamin’s words.15 It is through this distinc- tive representational mode that Modern Boy opens a new channel for investigating Korean colonial modernity and contemporary cul- tural memories of the colonial past. Noir Fascination, Ambivalent Streets The...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 185–207.
Published: 01 May 2005
... noir, Velvet Dreams imports the critical value of this distinctive postwar film genre into contemporary debates about Pacific Island identities and popular culture. By adopting an ironic stance visvis film noir and deploying its attendant anxieties about feminism, masculinity, social change, and...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1988
... cinema articulated within contemporary film theory and that peculiar quality of late forties and early fifties American cinema which has come to be known as film noir, after French critic Jean• Pierre Chartier,1 In the writings of Raymond Bellour and others, a sophisticated account of classical...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 192–193.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Street Film and Film Noir. Athens: Ohio University Press, 1999. ...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 230–231.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., Thomas. Weimar Cinema and After: Germany’s Historical Imaginary. New York: Routledge, 2000. Farmer, Brett. Spectacular Passions: Cinema, Fantasy, Gay Male Spectatorships. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2000. Gifford, Barry. Out of the Past: Adventures in Film Noir. Jackson...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
... War II era negotiated this shift: film noir, it is said, depicts urban alienation in the 1940s and 1950s, tracing a geography of bankrupt city life; postwar American melo- drama dramatizes suburban alienation, revealing the stifled lives behind all those brand-­new picture windows. The...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 277–278.
Published: 01 May 1997
... Karen Hollinger. U of Minnesota P, 1998. At Home With Pornography: Women, Sex, and Everyday Life by Jane Juffer. New York UP, 1998. Women in Film Noir (New Edition) edited by E. Ann Kaplan. British Film Institute, 1998. The Exorcist (2nd edition) by Mark Kermode. BFI Publishing, 1998...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 250–251.
Published: 01 September 1985
... has published widely on women and film, film noir and Fritz Lang. Regarding Television, an anthology she edited, and Women andFilm: Both Sides of the Camera both appeared in 1983. She is currently working on two book projects, one on music television and another on motherhood and...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 86–88.
Published: 01 December 1984
... Maupassant’s Pierre etJean, Espn2 (December 1974), pp. 800-833. La ‘ ‘La problematique culturelle de Noire de . . . , ” Recherche, Pedagogie et Caltzlre, no. 17-18 (May-August 1975), pp. 10-15. “La lettre brulee” (on Maupassant’s La Horla), Le NatzcraZisme: CoZZoque de...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 132–137.
Published: 01 December 1989
..., 280-313) upheld Mulvey’s notion of the gaze as a male activity. Various cinematic codes were employed in the construction of the male gaze to such an extent, I argued, that these codes constituted a convention of film noir texts in which the femme fatale was a central figure. An analysis of...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 212–214.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Hollywood. London: British Film Institute, 2002. Oliver, Kelly, and Benigno Trigo. Noir Anxiety. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003. Pinkus, Karen. The Montesi Scandal: The Death of Wilma Montesi and the Birth of the Paparazzi in Fellini’s Rome. Chicago: University of...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 126–129.
Published: 01 December 1984
... gold) and also relates to cinematic portrayals of women from early silent cinema to musical entertainers andftm noir heroines. Filmed in London and Iceland, The GoZd Diggers makes use of visual extremes (deserted night city streets and white snowscapes) and changes of...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 155–189.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., and thematic elements found within the film. The theme of techno- logical mediation within the sequence is linked to the two major genres that Bigelow mobilizes, film noir and apocalyptic science fiction, an association that provides viewers a certain amount of generic familiarity. Within this...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 332–335.
Published: 01 December 1989
... essay on the conflict between film noir and the woman’s film in Mildred Pierce (Williams 1989a), and in essays on the special address to women viewers in Daughter Rite (Williams and Rich 1985) and A Question ofsilence (Williams 1988). And this is what I have attempted...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 133–175.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... 150 • Camera Obscura In the staging of these relations, Nikita employs two differ- ent but related aesthetics: a dense, brooding iconography Con- stance Penley has termed “tech noir,” in which machines and technology provide the texture and substance of the narrative (exemplified by the...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 50–53.
Published: 01 December 1980
... inL'auant-Schne Cine'ma, no. 61-62 (1966). Une aussi longue absence. In collaboration with Gtrard Jarlot. Pans: Gahnard, 1961. Scenario and dialogues for the film made by Henri Colpi in 1961. Nuit noire, Calcutta. Unpublished. Scenario for a short film made in...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
... narrativize the rise and fall of career women in contemporary American life and work to punish these de- viant women or reinscribe them within traditional familial structures. In this sense these films draw on narrative and enunciative conventions from the classic film genres of film noir and the...