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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 99–125.
Published: 01 September 2021
... the tiny adolescent body” into his arms and took it into a room next door where the commandos usually changed their clothes (80). He places the body on the bench inside and he describes it as a “frail young girl, almost a child, she could have been no more than fifteen” (80). In the original Hungarian...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 1–3.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Therese Davis; Belinda Smaill This introduction to the special issue titled “The Place of the Contemporary Female Director” outlines the genesis of the issue and aims of the editors. Building on a workshop that took place in Film and Television Studies at Monash University, Melbourne, in 2011...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Aviva Briefel; Sianne Ngai Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 "How much did you pay for this place?" Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman Aviva Briefel and Sianne Ngai Is it a privilege to be haunted...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 92–122.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Harun Farocki; Kaja Silverman Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 In Her Place Harun Farocki and Kaja Silverman This article is taken from a book-in-progress about eight of Godard's major films: Vivre sa vie, Le mepris, Alphaville, Weekend, La gai savoir...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Becoming-imperceptible: Visages Villages ( Faces Places , dir. Agnès Varda and JR, France, 2017) and Varda by Agnès ( Varda par Agnès , dir. Agnès Varda, France, 2019) More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 11. Instagram photo of Varda's Independent Spirit Award for Visages Villages ( Faces Places , France, 2018) More
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... be that the film is substantially more open to the fluctuations and even deconstructions of the Oedipal relation, working through it while never, in fact, buttressing it. In noting that film texts provide (for) fantasy scenarios in which spectators are placed, however ambiguously, and through which they roam...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (3 (111)): 69–85.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ivan Cerecina Abstract This paper describes the history of the writing and the intellectual context for Nicole Vedrès's essay “The Leaves Are Stirring.” It places Vedrès's claims about cinematic realism and montage in dialogue with canonical theorizations of film theory in France at this pivotal...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 87–107.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in the crypt. For a while this installation held a minor place in Varda's oeuvre, until she gave it a featured position in her autobiographical film The Beaches of Agnès ( Les plages d'Agnès , France, 2008). Filmed vignettes of rescue, projected in four loops in the great hall, allowed Varda to display her...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
.... Cuarón's film deploys certain cinematic strategies to represent difference: from disjunctures between sound and image and a cinematic obsession with lingering on “incidental” details that lends them allegorical significance to an extended chase sequence. The place of race and biopolitics in this film...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., by working-class women, feminists, and lesbian and gay activists. Eschewing recognition of such complexities, the narrative drive of the film relies on a temporal and spatial transition that places familial reconciliation in a postconflictual present and in a location far removed from the communal...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... and criticized the institution of marriage and the “cheapening” of sexual relations under commodity capitalism. Glyn's works entered the spirited debates on sexual comportment that took place during the 1910s and 1920s alongside the works of progressive activists such as Lois Weber and Marie Stopes. While...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
... subjectivity”— containing souvenirs from the homeland, but primarily signifying travel and a provisional life—I want to ask what happens when someone takes those souvenirs out of the suitcase and places them somewhere new? I do this by reading two early twenty-first-century films by diasporic filmmakers...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
... on the particularities of the town where EXPRMNTL took place, most notably its casino, exposing how and why Knokke was such fertile ground for the international film avant-garde to explode during EXPRMNTL 4, a festival that left its mark on all subsequent debates about experimental film. It showed, as no other event has...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... substance to an optical approach to race. Through this series of close readings, the essay identifies a continued tendency for blackness to attach to something or to seek a place to land and a body to identify. Eventually, building on an analysis of Lee Daniels's 2005 film Shadowboxer (US) and other...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2013
... that revisits the places in which she lived and the people whom she encountered. Lucy Fischer is Distinguished Professor of English and film studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author or editor of nine books: Jacques Tati ; Shot/Countershot: Film Tradition and Women's Cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., pornography) with New Wave cinematic aesthetics (jump cuts, an interrupted sound track, a revealed apparatus). It is a remarkable film for its sexual forthrightness as well as the value Vallois places on cinematic form. Johan is a dynamic text particularly when read through the contemporaneous political...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... productively deform Western conceptualizations of the aesthetic. In February 2011, Copeland interviewed Leonard about her practice and its implications for feminist approaches to vision, history, and the archive. Their conversation took place at the College Art Association annual conference in New York as part...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of the changes that have taken place in the field — namely, the rise of queer theory. Indeed, queer theorists may be drawn to film and media, as is evident in a wide range of key works, precisely because film and media are (figurations of) queer theory. One key thinker who understood this early...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 41–67.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Said, and Stanley Cavell, this essay proposes that these films pessimistically comment on the changing phenomenology of our cultural relationship to our minds and bodies, fantastically depicting them not only as commodifiable but as made out of lifeless, object-like entities in the first place...