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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Jodi Brooks The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) is Lisa Cholodenko's most commercial film to date and has been the most divisive in its reception. Pitched as a film of and for the times, the film has been celebrated for its portrayal of a lesbian family unit and taken to task for its homonormativity...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 43–75.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., 1946) Courtesy Photofest “One Right Guy to Another”: Howard Hawks and Auteur Theory Revisited Varun Begley If one tried to imagine the literary criticism of a patriarchal culture, one might predict several likely concerns: (1) that the role of the author would be conceived...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. From left to right: Jeanne Coyne, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Carol Haney, and Donald O'Connor on the set of Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US, 1952). Courtesy of Photofest More
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 4. From left to right: Reynolds as Kathy Selden, Kelly as Don Lockwood, Jean Hagen as Lina Lamont, and the Puerto Rican singer-actor-dancer Rita Moreno as the flapper Zelda Zanders. Here Zanders, who had a more prominent role in earlier film scripts, tells Lockwood, “Oh, anytime, Don More
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Published: 01 December 2021
Figure 1. Pictured left to right: Barbara Hammer, Vanessa Haroutunian, and Florrie Burke. More
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Published: 01 September 2023
Figure 1. From left to right : Unknown individual, Les Akers (executive producer of ONE Adventure ), Dorr Legg (ONE founder and production coordinator for ONE Adventure ), Pat Rocco (director of ONE Adventure ), and Dick Sommers (ONE member), 1972. W. Dorr Legg Personal Papers (Coll2010-004 More
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 4. Vore ( right ) sees no flaw in Tina, who thinks they are deformed. Gräns ( Border , dir. Ali Abbasi, Sweden, 2018). Used with permission from Nadim Carlsen More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 4. Yanco (left) and Tom Luddy (right), in Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) More
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 41–69.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Feng-Mei Heberer This article explores the possibilities for activist intervention through documentary media at a time when rhetorics of rights and recognition are increasingly appropriated into nationalist state projects, capitalist expansion, and a Northern hemispheric vision of the “good world...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): iv–29.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Lakshmi Padmanabhan What can photographic form teach us about feminist historiography? Through close readings of photographs by visual artist and documentary photographer Sheba Chhachhi, who documented the struggle for women’s rights in India from the 1980s onward, this article outlines...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Eden Osucha This essay explores how the early history of the American right to privacy, first expressed in the law as a right to media privacy, reflects the racialization of concepts of privacy and publicity in nineteenth-century visual culture. Where standard scholarly treatments focus...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 31–57.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aniko Bodroghkozy Abstract Both the Martin Luther King Jr.–led Selma voting rights campaign of 1965 and the 2017 “Summer of Hate” in Charlottesville produced a white female martyr. Viola Liuzzo was murdered by KKK members at the end of the Selma‐to‐Montgomery march that culminated the Selma...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 165–195.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Jenny Stümer Abstract When anti-lockdown protests erupted in the United States during the 2020 onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many right-wing women crudely appropriated the feminist slogan “my body, my choice” in defiance of liberal fears and in support of Donald Trump. Looking at the widely...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Phoebe Bronstein This article examines The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960–68) within the context of civil rights news reporting and articulates how the sitcom used humor to reenvision and rehabilitate the South in its safer white image. By 1960, due to civil rights news coverage, racism could...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... television attention as McCabe and her Pontiac, Michigan – based antibusing organization, the National Action Group. In a protest that was more than simply an example of white backlash against civil rights, McCabe learned from other protest movements, creating television-ready scenes that garnered attention...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hospitality, a position that unleashes fully the uncanny effects of intellectual uncertainty, as can be seen in a reading of the bedroom scene in Strangers on a Train . But it is when Hitchcock's moving camera seeks hospitality in its own right that the full implications of this viewing position start...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lee Wallace Lisa Cholodenko’s three films High Art (US, 1998), Laurel Canyon (US, 2002), and The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) all tell the same story: a sexual and emotional ingenue arrives in a tightly circumscribed social world that both resembles and departs from a conventional family. At its...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
... in post–civil rights movement America and offers up the cinematic terrain as an important twenty-first-century site of African American struggle. Figure 1: Say their names: Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley, and Denise McNair. Trinity Simone, Mikeria Howard, Jordan Rice, and Ebony...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 171–179.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Sarah Sharma This article reveals how conservative and alt-right understandings of technology are inextricably tied to how these ideologies conceptualize gender, race, and other forms of social difference. Feminists, the gender nonconforming, queer, nonwhite, and the rest of the non-abiding...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
... far-right, anti-gay hosts. Bewitched 's ability to appeal to these very different channels’ brands and audiences underscores a textual vigor and sustainability for success in syndication that even the best so-called quality shows today lack. While some may deride a study of syndication (and reruns...
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