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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
... around which both the diegesis and the protagonist’s desire will revolve, compulsively, like so many satellites. And yet, when Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) wakes, startled, on Earth to his wife Lori (Sharon Stone)-the first in a series of reversals that structures the narrative of...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2007
... shown, via this arm, the artificiality of the human to which it is attached; the arm itself, however, is never divorced from her body. Likewise, in Total Recall (1990), when the good Doug Quaid (Schwarzenegger again) is betrayed, an act of duplicity that leads straightaway to the death of the...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Willis describes the sequence in Far from Heaven in which Cathy is interviewed for a lifestyle mag- 50  •  Camera Obscura Figure 6. Cathy (Julianne Moore) and Frank Whitaker (Dennis Quaid) in Far from Heaven (dir. Todd Haynes, US, 2002) azine, including a staged morning goodbye kiss as her...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
... husband Frank (Dennis Quaid), who struggles with the escalating unmanageability of his homosexual urges. At the same time, Far from Heaven deftly filters this hetero- sexual disappointment and failure through Cathy’s scandalous relationship with her black gardener, Raymond Deagan (Dennis...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... critics): given the text’s link to films past, it is already fully enacted and inscribed in Far from Heaven itself. The film’s narrative traces the dissolution of the marriage of characters Cathy and Frank Whit- aker (played by Julianne Moore and Dennis Quaid) as they attempt to escape the confines of...