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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (3 (93)): 99–131.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Seb Franklin This essay addresses the forms of utopian imagination that are produced when concepts such as society, community, and revolution are rendered using computational and communicational metaphors. By connecting recent phenomena such as the notion of “Twitter revolution” and Sheryl...
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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 (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 1970s that interrogate sexual practices in “real-existing socialism”: Márta Mészáros's Riddance , Miloš Forman's Loves of a Blonde , and Dušan Makavejev's Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator and WR: Mysteries of the Organism . To what extent has the communist revolution...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to transcend it — as if “time capsules” without a destination. An exemplar of the penchant for “dated sexuality,” filmmaker Anna Biller restages the profilmic universe of the sexploitation oeuvre in her film Viva (2007). Viva 's narrative of two women's entrance into the sexual revolution and its meticulous...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 137–145.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of pop cultural and media forms as resources and creative materials, Biller details the nature of her aesthetic preoccupations with the material ephemera of the “sexual revolution,” as well as its aftermaths. Elena Gorfinkel is assistant professor of art history and film studies at the University...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
... representative film, Sacrificed Youth (青春祭, 1985), exploring its complicated negotiation with the socialist legacy and new post-Mao discourses. With a highly subjective and documentary experimental style, the film articulates a double critique of political and cultural uniformity during the Cultural Revolution...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2023
... of their filmmaking practice, in which the activists march on la place de la Bastille in chains, then break their chains and put them in a bonfire. The French Revolution, referenced by this action, was a popular analogy for the Left, as seen in the film La marseillaise (dir. Jean Renoir, France, 1937). Le film de la...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 35–75.
Published: 01 December 2023
... revolution) is typically viewed as catalyzing new possibilities for self‐expression, this rhetoric of consumer choice in fact served to naturalize existing social hierarchies and normative modes of vision through standardized color. This article looks to the postwar American domestic interior to dissect...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1988
... that intersect all three interviews. The last ten or so years in the People's Republic of China have seen as much change and reassessment of the past as the ten years of the "cultural revolution" which preceded them. Just to give one example, before 1979 the "cultural revolution" itselfwas...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... After the "cultural revolution," the Academy sent her to Shanghai Film Studio where she worked as Assistant Director for the veteran filmmakers Sang Hu and Xie Jin on Second Spring and Spring Shoot. A theorist as well as a filmmaker and educationalist, her article, "The Modern• ization of Film...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 47–73.
Published: 01 September 2004
... (Jorge Perugorría), in Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Juan Carlos Tabío’s Fresa y chocolate, is a gay white photographer who works for a cultural organization in Havana. Although he is a believer in Cuba’s revolution, he maintains a highly principled commitment to aesthetics. His sexuality, however...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 8–40.
Published: 01 September 1991
... with the realm of meanings associated with children, parents, kinship, and genealogy-a realm of meanings which Mao removed-or at least shifted away-from Lu Xun’s couplet in order to consolidate his own analysis of Chinese society and its need for revolution in terms of ‘6claSs9...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 8–19.
Published: 01 September 1988
... "it is the development of contradictions that pushes society forward However, these tendencies, which probably found their greatest expression during the "cultural revolution," have always been perceived and spoken of them• selves as working against the dominant traditions. Within Marxism• Leninism as it operates...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 24–53.
Published: 01 January 1989
... is supposed to understand that whatever the outcome of this episode, the entire 1905 revolution was a harbinger of 1917.”3 While no one would dispute the crucial importance of historical and political context in a discussion of Soviet film, the context usually evoked tends to conform...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 178–183.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Spirit” and then sending up Kurt Cobain’s suicide by morphing his biggest hit into the theme from M*A*S*H (“Suicide Is Painless Their now classic “Revolution Medley,” from their fictitious 1972 spoken-word album Whitey’s on the Moon, is a real piece of work that combines Gil Scott-Heron’s...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... tongues.”6 Love is a complicated con- cept, as has been shown in discourses on filial piety, nationalism, and revolution in premodern and modern Chinese literature. As Lee argues, both the emotion and subjectivity of love have been linked to moral codes since Confucius’s time. While the moral...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 163–191.
Published: 01 May 2000
... Islamic Revolution, a severe move toward the containment and censorship of that production has been made. This censorship has been enforced directly on the representation of female bod- ies. It has pushed many filmmakers to relinquish female roles, to create...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 41–69.
Published: 01 May 2015
..., and specifically on the serial and episodic television spectacles The Biggest Loser (NBC, 2004 – ), Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (ABC, 2010 – 11), Honey We’re Killing the Kids! (TLC, 2006 – 7), Fat March (ABC, 2007), and Shaq’s Big Challenge (ABC, 2007). While the corpulent body has histori- cally...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1984
.... Sorlin would read the opening of October as historically referential and denotative - the dismantling of the statue refers to a real moment in the Revolution whose follow-up the rest of the film chronicles - while Ropars 71 would read the opening tropologically as a figure of the whole film...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 178–183.
Published: 01 September 2006
...- drama asserts that “virtue and truth can be achieved in private individuals and individual heroic acts rather than, as Eisenstein wanted, in revolution and change.”3 But again, her study does not take the opportunity to develop a political or historical analysis of how this individualistic focus...