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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... identity in the United States after the Second World War, through media history and analysis. A recent article appeared in Film and History . © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Louise Lasser is Mary Hartman in Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman (syndicated, 1976 – 77). “The Soap Opera Is a Hell...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
.... Frank Darabont, US, 1994) Diva Traffic and Male Bonding in Film: Teaching Opera, Learning Gender, Race, and Nation Charles I. Nero In the influential Between Men, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick points to “male homosocial desire” as the potentially erotic “continuum between homosocial...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 103–123.
Published: 01 September 2007
...” and “Gossip's Stages: Theatre, Scandal, and Sexuality.” Publicity still of Joan Van Ark On the Bubble: The Soap Opera Diva’s Ambivalent Orbit Nick Salvato “To Be Fabulous” In a 2006 phone interview with two of her fans, the actress Joan Van Ark gestured, quite unintentionally, toward...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Sandy Flitterman-Lewis General Hospital All's Well that Doesn't End-Soap Opera and the Marriage Motif Sandy Flitterman-Lewis It is a well-known fact that the desire for narrative closure-the resolution of a fiction's complications-is the mainstay of classical...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 139–161.
Published: 01 May 2019
... precise repetition and variation of stylistic strategies, songs imbue Akerman’s films with a range of meanings and experiences we rarely associate with her work: a jolt of joy, an impression of intense human connection, a reference to popular culture. Through unpredictable humming, an opera duet...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to such efforts, for example, in the soap opera SIDA dans la cité ( AIDS in the City , Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne, 1995, 1996–97, 2003), which consisted of three series produced by the US-based Population Services International (PSI) in Côte d'Ivoire. To the extent that AIDS in the City draws from...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 98–99.
Published: 01 September 1980
... Sally Potter on Thriller Thriller works from and with the opera La Bohhe by Puccini, re- reading it as a text in terms of its narrative, imagistic and musical content. Why choose an opera rather than any other form to work from? Opera crystallizes the needs of the ruling...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 217–219.
Published: 01 December 1989
... Pollock and T. J. Clark, particularly when writing on the Paris Opera paintings and prints of Cassatt, Renoir and others of the 1870s and 1880s. The activity of looking out of and into an elevated opera box was a subject of more interest to these artists, of more pressing concern, than any...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the musical book, it might be helpful to investigate some of the fac- tors that made this clumsy discourse so appealing. Without doubt, some of the charm of the concept of integration comes from its association with opera. By assimilating operatic terminology, those writing about the musical were able...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
... of the self-loathing pansy whose dependence on the escapism of cin- ema [or opera, theater, music, etc.] must be ritually purged from his system.”13 There can be little argument that the advent of gay libera- tion has had wide-ranging, radical impacts on queer identities and cultures, and I do...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
... fantasies for women .’ ’ Dealing specifically with the Harlequin Romance, the paperback gothic, and the television soap opera, Tania Modleski is primarily interested in the function which these texts serve for their overwhelmingly female readership / audience. All three forms are prime examples...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 69–98.
Published: 01 December 2012
... was distinctly, and forever, a girl. © 2012 by Camera Obscura 2012 Jennifer Fleeger is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies at the Catholic University of America. She is presently working on two books: Sounding American: Hollywood, Opera, and Jazz and Mismatched Women...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
..., melodrama moves to television and so dominates its discourse that it becomes difficult to locate as a separate TV genre. Of course, there are some television forms that are clearly marked as melodrama. Both the daytime and prime-time soap opera, for example, seem to employ many of the characteristic...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 166–191.
Published: 01 May 1994
... in the con- struction of the viewing experience. In order to think about the theo- retical implications of retelecasting, it is useful to start elsewhere, with a form to which Lifetime’s prime demographic should immediately point us: namely, daytime soap operas. While...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 12–41.
Published: 01 May 1994
... practice of sorting genres by genders, treating soap operas as women’s television and horse operas as men’s television. In this way, we recognize four social constructs: first, that culture industries target gendered audiences, aiming specific artifacts and par- ticular genres at either men...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 102–131.
Published: 01 May 1994
... by Byars and Meehan (in this issue), which includes such melodramatic genres as soap operas and daytime talk shows, as well as other programs and made-for-TV movies with strong, competent female protagonists. The second cat- egory includes hybrid series like L.A. Law...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Taiwanese soap operas. Be it a Ruan Lingyu oldie, a Chin Han and Lin Fengjiao collaboration, or a popular tearjerker fresh out of Hong Kong television, the communal pro- cess of sharing tissue boxes and crying in identification with the characters is a wonderful bonding experience. But, of course...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... as Jackson and Jill, Wren's Nest and The Marriage, to such classic comedies as I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver, to soap operas including One Man's Family, As the World Turns, and The Guiding Light, to more contemporary classics like All...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 137–141.
Published: 01 December 1989
... between male and female in Italian film history, by mapping the representation of gender roles across the historical film, melodrama and comedy. These genres are the most important ones in Italian cinema, because they tap two do- mestic and hegemonic art forms, opera...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 47–51.
Published: 01 May 2006
... have been fighting against panicked declarations that soap operas make women stupid, that cartoons make children violent, that TV can only be Camera Obscura 61, Volume 21, Number 1 doi 10.1215/02705346-2005-005  © 2006 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press...