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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Mary Carbine Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “The Finest Outside the Loop”: Motion Picture Exhibition in Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1905-1928 Mary Carbine In 1905 the first black-owned movie theater, Motts Pekin Temple, opened in the section...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Lea Jacobs Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 “Eliza Crossing the Ice,” woodcut by George Cruikshank to illustrate Uncle Tom‘s Cabin, by Harriet Beecher Stowe (London: John Cassell, 1852) 51. The Woman’s Picture and the Poetics of Melodrama Lea Jacobs Recent...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2006) 21 (3 (63)): 103–133.
Published: 01 December 2006
... American animation. Generating a chronophotograph of typing in the Gilbreth studio/laboratory. Rather than producing the illusion of motion, here the motion-picture camera is used to deanimate the working woman’s body. Courtesy of the Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Library of Management, Purdue...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... © 2013 by Camera Obscura 2013 Figure 1. Chelsea/Christine and the actor. The Girlfriend Experience (dir. Steven Soderbergh, US, 2009) The Actress Experience: Cruel Knowing and the Death of the Picture Personality in Black Swan and The Girlfriend Experience Katherine Fusco It is...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 125–133.
Published: 01 May 2013
... special “In Practice” dossier on WMM sheds light on the formation and early history of the organization and its origins as a community-based filmmaking workshop called the Chelsea Picture Station. Exploring materials such as old newsletters, brochures, notes, and other ephemera from the WMM papers, this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1996) 13 (2 (38)): 116–131.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Julia Erhart Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Picturing What If: Julie Dash's Speculative Fiction Julia Erhart The first feature-length film by an African-American woman to gain nationwide critical recognition as well as national theatrical release...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1984) 4 (3 (12)): 144–156.
Published: 01 December 1984
...Janet Walker Annette Kuhn (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982) © 1984 by Camera Obscura 1984 Women’s Pictures: Feminism and Cinema by Annette Kuhn (London: Rodedge & Kegan Pad, 1982) Janet WaZker ‘Women’s pictures’ ’ evokes simultaneously the Hollywood studio pro...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 1–41.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Rosalind Galt This article contends that film studies has consistently denigrated “pretty” images: those that emphasize detailed composition, excess color, or decorative style. While the term deliberately invokes the triviality of “pretty pictures,” the article questions this taken-for-granted...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Ara Osterweil In an era of motion picture history that forbade the representation of explicit adult sexuality and interracial romance, the appeal of Shirley Temple's innocent yet erotic persona was instrumentalized by the film industry as an important box office draw and powerful ideological weapon...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 29–67.
Published: 01 May 2010
... not the smoking guns they seemed to be. They suggest that photographs must always be considered in the light of what we know about the situation of their taking and that very often, as in the torture death of Manadel al-Jamadi, the real incriminating photo does not exist, though an eloquent picture of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2010) 25 (1 (73)): 97–129.
Published: 01 May 2010
... spoofing of male institutions. This comedic attack especially appears in the motion picture that gives the appreciation society its name— Sons of the Desert , which targets fraternal lodges. By analyzing this film and its lasting cultural implications, we can understand what the appreciation society seems...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
.... First, I address knowledge production, authorship, witnessing, and representation. The film manipulates the trope of blindness as a means to see what cannot be seen, to picture unrepresentable horrors found at the point of memory's failure. Second, I argue that this film uses blindness both to narrate...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Alexander R. Galloway Rey Chow, in her book The Age of the World Target , identifies a rise in self-referentiality across a number of domains of contemporary life. Fueled by Martin Heidegger's writings on “the world picture,” Chow asserts that “understanding … is now an act inseparable from the act...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... storytelling medium and as an international industry. Here, I analyze how unruly women and uncomfortable experiences of laughter provided coconspirators for legitimizing the motion picture's nascent storytelling vocabulary. Maggie Hennefeld received her PhD in modern culture and media from Brown...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 1–25.
Published: 01 December 2015
... motion picture audiences. John Belton teaches film at Rutgers University and is the author of five books, including Widescreen Cinema (1992), winner of the 1993 Kraszna Krausz prize for books on the moving image, and American Cinema/American Culture (1994–2013). He also edits a series 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
..., May 7, 1981. * The title of the article is, in fact, “Why Are Movies So Bad? or, The Numbers,” The New Yorker, vol. 56, no. 18 (June23, 1y80), pp. 8293-EEds. 164 volved in making pictures, so it is very hard for me to listen and to talk in a foreign language. PK: I’ve...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1993) 11 (2 (32)): 162.
Published: 01 September 1993
... University Press, 1995. $24.95. Directed by Dorothy Arzner by Judith Mayne. Indiana University Press, 1995. $15.95. Melodrama: Stage, Picture, Screen edited by Jacky Bratton, Jim Cook, and Christine Gledhill. Indiana University Press, 1994. $23.95. Script Girls...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 1991) 9 (3 (27)): 76–87.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... Although not far from the Missing House, it was on the main street, at the Altes Museum, and it was totally mainstream. If Boltanski’s piece sets a stage for fantasies of reality, Bilderlust (roughly “Picture Pleas~reoffers fantasies as photographic content and therefore as...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 January 1990) 8 (1 (22)): 28–49.
Published: 01 January 1990
... society, and the relationship between cinema and children’s sleep.* Reverend William H. Short obtained funding for the program under the auspices of the Motion Picture Research Council in 1928. It seems that Short intended the research to provide ammunition for a campaign against the film...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 1990) 8 (2 (23)): 206.
Published: 01 May 1990
... Wisconsin-Madison. She has worked for the Film and Photo Archive of the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research and is currently with the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Richard deCordova teaches film and television studies at...