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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Matt St. John Abstract This article explores the Instagram activities of Agnès Varda and her Visages Villages ( Faces Places , France, 2017) codirector JR to consider the role of social media in the film's theatrical release and awards campaign, which led to the film's nomination for Best...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 29–67.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Sangita Gopal; Sujata Moorti In the years since its release, Moulin Rouge! (dir. Baz Luhrmann, 2001) has emerged as the harbinger of Bollywood cinema's growing visibility in the West. We argue here that while the film's visual excesses are immediately recognizable as citing “Bollywood style...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 146–153.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Martha M. Lauzen From the release of The Hurt Locker in October 2008 through the Academy Awards ceremony in March 2010, Kathryn Bigelow and her film garnered substantial press attention. An analysis of articles appearing on Bigelow in major English-language newspapers worldwide during this period...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 149–157.
Published: 01 December 2012
... shaped by this very difference. Further, through initiatives like the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement, networks of filmmakers and film enthusiasts from communities historically mis- or underrepresented in film are beginning to shift the constitution of festival audiences and thereby...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 37–67.
Published: 01 May 2013
...), Savage Grace (dir. Tom Kalin, Spain/US/France, 2007), and A Single Man (dir. Tom Ford, US, 2009). Released at a historical conjuncture when queer debates about marriage and conjugal life are deeply polarized, these works share an ambivalent and stylized fascination with the white bourgeois family...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Seth Watter This article examines the simultaneous gendering and pathologization of screen space in two films directed by Anatole Litvak, The Snake Pit and Sorry, Wrong Number (US, 1948), released within months of each other. It focuses on two formal phenomena: the morbid close-up and the curlicue...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 5–6.
Published: 01 December 1982
... Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 Introduction The following three articles by the editors are intended as a preface to this special issue on Jean-Luc Godard’s work in film, television and criticism. Taking as their point of departure Godard’s latest film to be released in...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 153.
Published: 01 December 1980
... is realizing as a book of poems called Leopard Lady, A Film Soon To Be Released; and a series of Leopard Lady drawings. Nancy Huston is a Canadian who has been living in Paris for the past seven years. Her thesis analyzing swearwords, Dire et interdire, written while studylng with Roland...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 71–97.
Published: 01 December 2003
...Alexandra Juhasz Video animation still by Joe Saito from RELEASED: Five Short Videos about Women and Prison (2000) No Woman Is an Object: Realizing the Feminist Collaborative Video Alexandra Juhasz No woman is filmed as an object; everyone is a subject who combines and presents...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 93–119.
Published: 01 December 2017
... a historical figure with an archival presence rather than a mythic character to be read textually. Exploring Breakfast at Tiffany’s through Paramount’s production files and press releases, available at the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, helps us...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 161–163.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Tremors overtake me. Me and a Rifle  • 163 I am lucky the taxi driver is waiting for me. “You mustn’t spend too long in the ghetto,” he says upon my release. Slowly, he ushers me from the checkpoint — to the airport, where it all begins again...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 1980
... © 1980 by Camera Obscura 1980 Editorial Although Marguerite Duras is well-known and influential in France- India Song has been playmg continuously in Paris since it was released in 1975, and several books and special issues of magazines devoted to her work have appeared in French...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 153–162.
Published: 01 December 2009
... they are determined by, commercial forms. Of course theatrical release remains the goal for feature filmmakers (often even for documentarians), and for independent filmmakers it may be a receding one. In 2008, erstwhile indie Cath- erine Hardwicke’s Twilight (US) broke the box-office...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 165–173.
Published: 01 December 1986
... information, although it concerns a limited aspect of the original version of Metropolis. This is the censorship card of the Film Censor- ship Office in Berlin which passed the film for release on November 13, 1926 at a length of 4,189 meters. These censorship cards were actually...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 116–131.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., but something close to it about politics and porn. FLUIDØ recalls the AIDS epidemic in the eighties when the gov- ernment failed to release drugs in a timely fashion. But it is not because it is political that it is not porn. It does not follow the epi- sodic sexual encounter structure. It has no...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1991
... contemporary popular films as they work through social issues. In their interest in the consumer and critical reception of recent films, these essays also suggest a diminished time lag between the release dates of films and our audience’s critical 7 response to them. (This is a distinct trend...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 231–232.
Published: 01 May 1979
.... On the surface, the story has three important sexual stereotypes: the evil witch, an active woman of great power; the passive princess, waiting for her release; and the prince, the sexually potent male, incidentally heir to a kingdom of riches. But the symbolism of the...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... • courts.5 Still, censors tended to focus their concerns about nudity on female nudity, given its presumptive exploitative and devaluing effects. Soon after the release of Hypocrites and other lms that controversially displayed the female body, the board pledged to minimize nudity on lm. Just a...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
... court officials in a small town in Cameroon (a Women Make Movies release) — and opening-night film Water (Canada/India, 2005) — Deepa Mehta’s highly anticipated depiction of the historical treatment of Indian widows, whose early production had been shut down...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... on queer sexuality occurred. Fifth Generation directors such as Chen Kaige and Zhang Yimou, feted by Western critics and audiences,13 have produced films (at least their more recent releases) with an eye to meet international demand, hence including erotic depictions of sexuality in Chinese...