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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 129–167.
Published: 01 December 2007
... (2007), Treyf (1998), and Outlaw (1994). Eleanor Antin as “The King of Solana Beach,” 1974 – 75. Courtesy Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York Strategic Sentimentality: Nostalgia and the Work of Eleanor Antin Alisa Lebow In 1999 Eleanor Antin had her first major retrospective...
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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 (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 35–79.
Published: 01 December 2008
... of “cover” and “lack” that traverse and structure diverse fields of inquiry from psychoanalysis to architectural theory to dance history to film criticism, this paper argues that there is a profound nostalgia, rather than refutation, between the clean nudity of modern objects and the ornate nakedness...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 41–59.
Published: 01 May 2021
... became a vital part of Varda's film corpus and of her feminist investigations of different subjectivities and desires, of the affective worlds of contemporary women and children. It takes shape in her tenderness for Jane Birkin, but also in light of her own clearer thinking about childhood, nostalgia...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 163–164.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Invasion Themes in Vampire Narratives. No. 40-41; pp. 181-200. Chow, Rey Nostalgia in the New Wave: Structure in Wong Kar-wai's Happy Together. No. 42; pp. 31-50. Dean, Jodi The Truth is Out There: Aliens and the Fugitivity of Postmodern Truth. No. 40-41; pp. 43-76. DiPiero, Thomas...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 222.
Published: 01 May 1995
... Utopia: Nostalgia, Gender, and Hollywood Film Music (Princeton, 1992). Amanda Howell completed her doctorate in the English Department Film Program at the University of Rochester this spring. She has recently accepted a lectureship in Television and New Media in the Faculty of...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 162–163.
Published: 01 December 1984
... point of view? Is a feminist someone who unambig- uously adheres to the correct positions on family and motherhood, and unconditionally rejects, without nostalgia or regret, all other positions? Reisman writes of Keller’s Dazcghters of Chaos: “The film is also unclear as...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 134–139.
Published: 01 September 2007
... What follows is an attempt to reconstruct a time and space that probably never existed, and that I cannot claim to have lived through in any case. Equal parts homage and hagiography, it concerns a certain type of displaced nostalgia, one that, like the diva in question, tends to rear its head...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... reverberation and reprise as embodied by the mulata diva.3 Following Koesten- baum’s injunction to “speak a different Butterfly,” I seek to recover a queer temporality of trauma and nostalgia where “shadow- knowledges speak.”4 About his nostalgia for the entrance of Madama Butterfly...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 73–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... looking at contemporary recitations of diva icon la Baker, I examine Baker’s multiple and often conflicting performative embodiments of her own iconicity as modern primitive. Taken together, these competing and very different recep- tions reframe nostalgia for Baker, showing how nostalgia...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., eschew- ing voice- over narration in favor of a sound track produced by Ultra Red. [os] (US, the nal installment, features memo- ries of childhood told in a series of interviews with queer men of the Hong Kong diaspora, juxtaposing these narratives with sites of popular nostalgia such as Los...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
... engender a “nostalgia for the present.”5 In other words, for Jameson, the absence of history is apparent 112  •  Camera Obscura in American postmodern films such as Blue Velvet, which repre- sents America in the fifties as “a whole simulacrum in its own right” (295): “The classical nostalgia...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... . . . The image surpassed what I’d envisioned it would be.”10 In another interview, he states, “I lost something I never had.”11 But the ao dai calendar presents no straightforward story. We know well that nostalgia often produces replicable souvenirs of an otherwise inimitable time or place once...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
... of this constellation-the mode of le monde re‘tro or, more simply (given its postmodernist tenor), the nostalgia of nostalgia. At stake is the whole question of Revolution as well as everything that this particular mytheme connotes for Marxism (the proletariat, class consciousness, etc For...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 161–179.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Pat Gill Technostalgia: Making the Future Past Perfect Pat Gill In Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, Fredric Jameson argues that in the postmodern age nostalgia has replaced history as the way of understanding and responding to our personal and...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
... sensibilities, sensibilities that she char- acterizes by conflating adolescence and innocence. A fifties nostalgia that clearly includes a desire for a simpler time, and simpler in the sense that racial separation and hierarchy held fast, 278 is written off as almost an oversight, an insignificant...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 6–11.
Published: 01 May 1994
... between the Lifetime institution and the programs it airs. They offer deft explications of the ways the network reframes, recontextualizes, and revises the reruns that form the main stuff of its cablecast day. Feuer argues that Lifetime is a nostalgia channel for industrially-conceived upscale...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 65–68.
Published: 01 May 2006
.... Throughout, however, there was also an overarching reflexive awareness of and discomfort with the very integration and diffusion of a feminism once more clearly identified and bounded. The source of this was not nostalgia. Rather it was the question of whether this integra...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 35–69.
Published: 01 December 2001
... working- class culture and history.9 Further motivating this claim is the bar documentary’s collective use of nostalgia to fashion the bygone bar, thus regis- tering a profound sense of loss. While the loss that characterizes...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 25–59.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., even films by the new auteurs of American cinema, worked to silence or assuage with the resolution of heteronormative romance. More often than not in the context of 1970s film, crit- ics confine Badlands within the model of the so-called nostalgia film. Marsha Kinder compares...