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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Robert Miklitsch Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) Total Recall: Production, Revolution, Simulation-Alienation Effect Robert Miklitsch The men of Earth came to Mars. They came because...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
...,” viewers and critics are unaware of the extent to which the film draws on Bollywood's affective economy, generic idioms, and performance traditions. Few would recognize that the heroine Satine's transformation from conniving showgirl to tragic heroine recalls the tawaif (courtesan) figure in popular Hindi...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 161–163.
Published: 01 September 2012
... driver if he needs petrol. He assures me he has a full tank and some biscuits — would I like one? I cannot recall what occurred during the time lapse before the crumbs hit my lips. When I rubbed the morsels out of my mouth, there was no one but me, and a rifle — and an IDF soldier on my back.1...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 82–88.
Published: 01 May 1988
... of this kind of ‘seeing “. . . or else he would recall the myth of Adam, who when God brought the creatures of Paradise before him to be distinguished and named, may have experienced to the fullest degree that intellectual enjoyment which Charcot praised so highly.” Two eyes...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 175–185.
Published: 01 May 2016
... the video recording of her mother and grandmother. The genera- tional lineage of womanhood is visualized when Zhang performs her own birth in front of the projected video interview of her mother, who recalls the moment of giving birth. The red “blood,” in the form of red silk, unwraps Zhang’s...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 158–160.
Published: 01 September 1995
... the Designing Women. No. 32; pp. 103-124. Meehan, Eileen R. and Jackie Byars Once in a Lifetime: Constructing the “Working Woman” through Cable Narrowcasting. No. 33-34; pp. 13-42. Miklitsch, Robert Total Recall: Production, Revolution, Simulation-Alienation Effect. No. 32; pp...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 5–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... access man- dates in 1977.26 Whatever the motives, the CRTC ruling opened up the doors to community television. Recalls Simpson, “We thought TV was a big deal. If it got onto TV it would be watched.”27 While Isis Collective made use of the NFB and its women’s section (Studio D) for...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 61–85.
Published: 01 May 2021
... self-portrait with her body and face wrapped in a white sheet, seated at a desk and with back, once more, to viewer/listener, Varda's reworking of Segal's installation recalls “how listening is paradigmatic of the subject and an essential constituent of subjectivity.” 39 Relations between grief...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
... itself. How does invoking this “archival” document in the current moment frame the question of the future of feminism, culture, and media? For me, it is important to recall that Johnston’s theo- rizing accompanied feminist practice — women’s filmmaking and...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 108–143.
Published: 01 September 2006
...) and Rossini (dir. Helmut Dietl, Germany, 1997) recall comic film classics in that they are self-consciously apoliti- cal. Yet these light nostalgic comedies are innovative neither in content nor style. Rentschler admits to a nostalgia for the critical aesthetics of the New German Cinema (261...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
... essay demonstrates that, however unwittingly, Cukor offers an expansive, fluid notion of the body and being. George Cukor Joan Crawford transgender and disability female masculinity body schema Figure 1. Joan Crawford’s beauty regimen recalls her role as a facially scarred woman in A Woman’s...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 215–229.
Published: 01 May 2021
... reflection in the mirror behind him as well as the shadowy figures working recall Eugène Atget's interiors. The artificial light and blurred window make it difficult to determine whether this is during regular hours or whether the figure has been drinking throughout the night. In the film, Varda goes on to...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 131–175.
Published: 01 December 2003
..., Mrs. Leacock sneaks up on the Whitakers in their home, thereby recalling the ways that Sirk’s mirrors act insistently to deny privacy, to guarantee surveil- lance. As we watch Cathy and Frank’s morning good-bye kiss—in a pose reminiscent of sitcoms and commercials of the period— we hear the...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 69–91.
Published: 01 January 1996
... life, a promise that entails the sacrifice of her own. Ultimately, Helen discov- ers that she is a reincarnation of the landowner's daughter from the professor's narrative. Now carrying a hook herself, she rescues the 76 baby from a burning heap of garbage which recalls the pyre in the...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2017
...: If you’re a really clever one And you know what it is to see Then you can make friends with a special one, A friend of you and me. In this part of the book, the child is invited to play with the crea- ture through pop-­up effects that make it appear unexpectedly and wave, recalling the...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Gloria learn that Manny intends to miss a classmate’s party at an amusement park because of a fear of roller coasters.33 “Fears” recalls “Run for Your Wife” by bringing together Mitch- ell and Cam’s contact with Dr. Miura’s Asian difference; Manny, Jay, and Gloria learning to live as a family...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 73–117.
Published: 01 September 2005
... cues—a gulf between a subjective, regionalist East and an objec- tive, universalizing West, but it also softens this divide by implying a sympathy between the cultures. In this way, the scene recalls ori- entalist dichotomies and cold war policies of containment, but it also evokes a contemporary...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 51–56.
Published: 01 May 1992
... fart if he felt like it, leave the blinds down and the toilet seat up, and, above all, eat whatever he damn well chose. He recalled her sitting next to him, her hand on his; the soft skin, frail and translucent, loosely draped over her prominent veins, studded with drab...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 158–184.
Published: 01 May 1995
... America's past experience of Vietnam. In 1984, William Broyles, creator of the television series China Beach, recalls such representations of gender and war in his statement in Esquire magazine that "war is for men, at some terrible level the closest thing to what childbirth is for women: the initiation...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 141–151.
Published: 01 December 2016
... crisis, recalling the Fuku- shima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan in 2011 (fig. 1). In this diegetic space, the press is so controlled by the society’s authority that its citizens are exposed to a media blackout, which prevents them from escaping the impending unidentified disaster. The video...