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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 215–234.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Lynn Spigel Copyright © 1985 by Camera Obscura 1985 Detours in the Search For Tomorrow: Tania Modleski’s Loving with a Engeance: Mass-Prodgced Fantasies for Women Lynn S’igel Loving With a Vengeance’ is an attempt to locate a collective feminine fantasy in ‘mass-produced...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 232–239.
Published: 01 May 1992
...; and under the arm are lymph nodes. White filmy areas represent cancer cells. From Breast Cancer: Adjuvant Therapy, Dartmouth Interactive Media Laboratory’s Shared Decision-making Program ( 1992). Graphic by Scott Chesnut. Camera Inforrnatica: Producing Interactive Media...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2018
...China Medel This article examines the role of image culture in producing collective memory and opportunities for transnational solidarity in Alex Rivera’s science fiction film about the US-Mexico borderlands, Sleep Dealer (US/Mexico, 2008). The article shows that the film offers two contrasting...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... issues has led them to produce several video works derived from their open-form performances. I argue that the videos can be read as projects that foreground and explore an array of interrelated ideas or issues revolving around collectivity. Taking individuals' performative acts as their nodal point, the...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Susan Richmond A video produced by Lynda Benglis in 1973, Female Sensibility features the artist in a lesbian liaison with her friend and colleague, Marilyn Lenkowsky. This essay suggests that aspects of the video's content indicate that the artist intended this liaison to be an ironic enactment of...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Fleeing by Night and Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu engage gay sexuality through their interactions with Chinese melodramatic conventions, be it moving with or running against the grain of the genre. While Fleeing by Night abides more strictly by these conventions to produce a “hysterical” text of excess, Lan Yu...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... film cannot be understood without examining how allegory produces meaning, and what saves allegory from a nihilistic surplus of meaning in the film is the figure of alterity, which in this film has become an allegorical emblem. The cinematic logic of this film, which stages racial and biopolitical...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... more motivation, vision for the future, and sense of personal and domestic power than her husband. This article explores the complexities of Jones's star image in 1955–56 through a series of production memos authored principally by her husband, producer David O. Selznick. To a certain extent, writer...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Tania Modleski This article looks at theories of melancholia to analyze “bromantic” comedies of the kind often associated with film producer, director, and writer Judd Apatow. Taking its title from the references to the film An Affair to Remember (dir. Leo McCarey, US, 1957) that run through the...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... contradistinction to popular readings that view Yunioshi as a regrettable mark on an otherwise untainted film, the essay shows how the character of Yunioshi served not merely as a comedic stereotype but as a technology of race, sexuality, and gender that helped mediate the problems the producers encountered in...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (1 (97)): 139–169.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Nguyen Tan Hoang The essay examines a tropical manifestation of camp deployed by queer independent filmmakers in Thailand in response to virulent censorship measures. Through close analysis of performances and films produced between 2000 and 2010 by Michael Shaowanasai and Tanwarin Sukkhapisit, the...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
... produced as part of this project, Self-Portrait with Three Women (dir. Zhang Mengqi, China, 2010) and Children's Village (dir. Zou Xueping, China, 2012), the article argues that the project produces a counterhistory through collective film production in a digital format. These films foreground the...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Christine Cynn In Francophone West Africa, bilateral and multilateral HIV prevention focuses on combating stigma, increasing awareness, and encouraging safer sexual practices, especially through the use of mass media. This approach works in the service of neoliberal mandates to produce African...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 43–75.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Belinda Smaill British documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto has been producing work for three decades. Her films have circulated widely and garnered significant critical acclaim. Despite her prominence in the industry, Longinotto's films have attracted surprisingly little scholarly attention. Her...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... directly inspired by that article, Osucha links the doctrine's fundamental concern with privacy-as-property to new understandings of subjectivity, commodification, and the image produced at the nexus of an emergent commercial mass media and technological and social transformations of photography in the...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lisa Nakamura Images of biometric screens are becoming increasingly common in television and film, particularly in genres such as police procedurals, “terror” television programs, and medical dramas. Digital surveillant screens establish and produce authority and scientific truths about national...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 173–181.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Rosa-Linda Fregoso In January 2007 the author interviewed Vicky Funari and Sergio de la Torre about the making of their new documentary Maquilapolis . Produced and developed in partnership with the Chilpancingo Collective, Maquilapolis is filmed in the first “maquilized” city in the Americas...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Irene Gedalof Where do spaces of the home figure in contemporary studies of transnational, migrant, and diasporic cinema? According to Hamid Naficy, “accented,” exilic, and diasporic cinema primarily evokes a state of “permanent deterritorialization,” producing cinematic languages of discontinuity...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
... pieces of scholarship that do engage with Clarke's career and with Portrait of Jason share a particular line of argumentation: that this work defies categorization. While this makes for a fundamental and significant insight, it produces an overall portrait of privation that does not sufficiently identify...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article focuses on shampoo advertising for Saudi Arabian Television. It examines the ways in which shampoo advertisements produced for Saudi Arabian Television employ techniques to introduce and maintain codes of modesty in the construction of the Muslim female subject on-screen...