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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 31–59.
Published: 01 May 2022
... with repairing communication between white factory foremen and black men who were labeled the hard‐core unemployed, Greaves combines the documentary style of cinéma vérité with psychodrama, a group therapy method that uses theatrical techniques of role‐play and reenactment to both reveal and treat social...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 166–173.
Published: 01 September 1991
... back in Nam.” Leonard Maltin’s Film and Video Guide (New York: Penguin Books, 1984). 6. The last of these, The Ninth Configuration, is a psychodrama that takes places in a remote gothic castle transformed into an insane asylum by the military. The film actually bears...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
...- consciously as a phallic representation capable of engendering primal fears of bodily damage, castration, and even death. 111. An Acoustic Psychodrama I Married an Angel (1942) makes explicit the destructive potential embedded in MacDonald’s soprano. Numerous factors...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
... by registering as our 280 personal reactions, both on the level of “private” psychodrama, and on the level of affective shocks-disgust or horror. . Besides acting as a Lynch signature, “shock” short-circuits analysis, which may account for the general critical silence about...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 133–163.
Published: 01 May 2023
... be gleaned in Rainer's 1974 Film About a Woman Who. .  . . At the time of its release, critics dismissed the film due to its lack of political radicality, deriding it as a “bourgeois psychodrama.” 15 Wilson points out, however, that the critics’ emphasis on an opposition between structure and feeling...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of the erotic production. His work has been championed by Noël Burch as a “deliriously transgressive” example of primi- tive avant- garde that gives “no concessions to the slick imagery of commercial erotica,” and dismissed by Donald Richie as “embar- rassing soft- core psychodrama.”15 While...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
...’ confessions, personal psychodramas, and the private musings of private investigator Veronica Clare. In Confessions of Crime and The Hidden Room subjective experiences were aesthetically indicated through special effects. Both programs employed s& opening sequences-a montage featuring shots...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 41–74.
Published: 01 September 1993
... of the word “nigger,” a term that the film keeps in volatile circulation. But this sequence also evokes the director-as-auteur, his persona for the press. In an interview with Lisa Kennedy, Tarantino locates Harvey Keitel in his personal psychodrama: “the father I never had.”8 Speaking as auteur...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
... are widely and consistently used to suture the viewer into Louise’s ( Joan Crawford) world of morbid jealousy. Even if the film did not begin with a point-­of-­view shot taken from a moving hospital gur- ney, we would likely find ourselves cued into psychodrama...