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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and texts, a vocal training that works against the dictates of standard punctuation, and the organization of a discipline to act are the main components of a methodology that refuses to obey a specific martial order of reading, speaking, and acting. Attending to Straub and Huillet's comments on their...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 206–215.
Published: 01 September 1990
... don’t recognize them. We see them appear very distinctly, physically, in at least two sequences. Numerous marks of enunciation punctuate the exchange (Terayama says several times: “Mr. Tanikawa. . And above all, the difference in the voices, the tones, and even the...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 181–185.
Published: 01 May 2007
... and as family historian — produces a register that is at once transitory and permanent, one that pierces the viewer. Central to this sensation for me is not just Anna’s voice but her very breath. Many of her statements are punctuated by her audible breathing (a testament to the amateur...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... real-world behav- ior sometimes makes Berlin Alexanderplatz look like a pedagogical project, one that fails with Franz but might succeed with viewers. 80  •  Camera Obscura In this line of argument, Berlin Alexanderplatz  creates a fantasy that the serial form does not just punctuate our...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
... indicates that she thinks there’s “someone walking across the yard.” But the object of her gaze remains obscure. After a cut, we follow her outside, where we discover the object of her curiosity and concern, Raymond Deagan. A shock- ing incongruous detail in the suburban yard, he punctuates...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
... dream: there has been a “bombing” of a strategic facility on Mars and, as we learn from the “objective” commentary (punctuated by the sound of machine-gun fire), the administrator of Mars Federal Colony, Milos Cohaagen (Ronny COX has had to suppress the attendant...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
... narrative stutters along in uneasy parallel with a series of arresting images, images that operate as hideous accidents would, to interrupt, punctuate, or detour the trips of passing motorists. So much for the form of such images. What of their content? Many of them, especially the ones generated...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
... walks through the rows of wounded, China Beach offers up one of the montages that so often punctuate the closing moments of the show. This one is comprised of images of Lila tending to the men, in triage, in the O.R., in post-op. The montage is supposed to show us...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 165–175.
Published: 01 September 2012
... punctuated with tragic moments as well as with the discovery of alternative worlds in Palestine, including the queer community. Moving between activism, queer Palestine, and lm- making was instinctive: these are simply the communities I inhabit. With our return to Toronto I became involved with...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
... Delphine Seyrig) who somewhat resembles her. She talks of her life as though she were speaking into a mirror-in scraps of phrases, punctuated by long silences. Intercut into the dialogue between the two women are shots of a ravishing beauty of the sea, the countryside, a deserted beach, a ruined abbey...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 104–132.
Published: 01 May 1979
... sense) is devoid of all punctuation: there is not a single fade-out be- tween the moment Marion abruptly leaves the garage where she has traded in her car and the moment her new car sinks into the marsh. This does not mean that 35 minutes of the film make up a single segment; the two other...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 159–166.
Published: 01 January 1990
... into present-day Poland -a country she hasn’t seen since the war-and into the Poland of her memories. The director punctuates Sally’s words with archival footage of Polish shtetls (communities), merchants, and families from the early part of the century. Voices...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2017
... can invert intended meanings by reading a line seriously or sarcastically or by breaking character and laughing at inappropriate moments. Since the written dialogue deliberately rambles and contains many multisyllabic words, puppets tend to stumble. Awkward pauses often punctuate line delivery...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 185–192.
Published: 01 September 2017
... frenzy punctuated by clicks, as players urgently provide output for a brief glimpse of textual rewards. The omnipresent on-­screen timer inspires a tension between the slower pace of reading and the drive toward action. Respite comes only between discrete gameplay sessions. To understand...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2008
... were still in place. After sing- ing a few songs, punctuated by more complaints, she demanded that the stage lights be turned off to disperse the insects. “They know what I look like!” she bellowed at the lighting crew when they only turned off a few lights. Then, in total darkness, she launched...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 144–167.
Published: 01 September 2006
... the dialogues are guarding, Daisies is a series of loosely related attractions punctuated by dialogue. Slapstick also helps Daisies develop its own theory of spec- tatorship. Much has been said about the difficulties of reading a film that has been condemned by Czechoslovak apparatchiks as...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 139–161.
Published: 01 September 1990
... deciphered-and no words come to punctuate their appearance or disappearance. With the image of the main character being subjected to c‘experimentby his tormenters, we witness something important taking place before our very eyes, but its meaning is never made clear to us by...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 1982
... they obey. . . . Other monsters fight against this system. . . . For eight hours [the monsters] place themselves at the disposition of the great military-industrial complexes.” Evidently, we are all monsters . The interview begins, punctuated with titles and occasional voice- over...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 67–92.
Published: 01 September 1977
... associated with the succession of shots and the absence of any dernarcatory punctuation sutures, in a way, the trans- ition from segment to segment. Mark, thus, sees that which he cannot see, but which he is in the position of being able to imagine by means of the camera which sees in his place...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 4–23.
Published: 01 January 1989
... aggressive full frontal display reminiscent of male nude magazines. This almost parodic rehearsal of a stylized porn scenario is one of the two moments of heterosexual sex that punctuate William Freidkin’s To Live and Die in LA (1985). The second of these moments centers on Rick Masters, the...