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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 7. 50/50 en 2020, “Festival Heads,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes Festival's Competition—A Comparative Study,” collectif5050.com/en/study/cannes Figure 7. 50/50 en 2020, “Festival Heads,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes Festival's Competition—A Comparative Study More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 9. 50/50 en 2020, “Cannes Film Festival Board of Directors,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes Festival's Competition—A Comparative Study,” collectif5050.com/en/study/cannes Figure 9. 50/50 en 2020, “Cannes Film Festival Board of Directors,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes More
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Jennifer Peterson A growing body of scholarly work has focused on the role of cities—and, to a lesser degree, the suburbs—in post–World War II American film. Less attention has been paid to rural and wilderness locations, but, in fact, they played an important role in the melodramas of the period...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
... recurrent loner figure of his pre-Hollywood film roles, where he is presented as vulnerable and accessible to audience identification because he is incomplete and always developing. Crowe's work in L.A. Confidential sustains his star emergence by negotiating violent temperament and vulnerable authenticity...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 111–151.
Published: 01 December 2009
... the contributions of women filmmakers and the influence of feminist thought might be registered within these paradigms, gender and feminist political analyses are not integral to their geographic and discursive rationales. Feminisms' historical roles in industrial, national, and transnational...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 1–23.
Published: 01 September 2012
... America”), Lucas was a pioneer and potentially powerful role model. Given this profile, however, she was an anachronism and out of sync with the majority of contemporary women and home cooks. She was likewise out of sync with her television peers, as most homemaking programs were hosted by home economists...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Cynthia Chris In 1916, a celebrated artists' model named Audrey Munson appeared in her second film, Purity . Munson's film career and the film itself are little known. This essay shows that this particular film played a role, heretofore unacknowledged, in the development of National Board of Review...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that contemporary directors activate cruel celebrity culture in three interrelated ways. I begin by discussing the spectator's role, a position from which the noncelebrity takes pleasure in witnessing the celebrity's destruction. The spectator's cruel desire to see more and more of the celebrity's...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 63–87.
Published: 01 September 2017
... through heroic deeds of masculine role fulfillment. Drawing on the modeling of masculine hysteria by both Mark S. Micale and Elaine Showalter, the article is also informed not only by Bessel van der Kolk's descriptions of post-traumatic stress disorder but also by theorizations of tears in the writings of...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 77–107.
Published: 01 May 2020
... role of cinema in promoting women’s history. Furthermore, it raises highly controversial subjects, such as how to analyze the layers of gendered silencing surrounding both women’s traumatic history and women perpetrators of these sexual crimes; the influence of former KR cadres within current Cambodian...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 93–127.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hervé Picherit This essay argues that the French actress Arletty, née Léonie Bathiat, engaged in a multifaceted and complex form of selfhood that profoundly influenced her role in the classic film of the French occupation period, Les enfants du paradis ( Children of Paradise , dir. Marcel Carné...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kristi McKim Hirokazu Kore-eda's 1998 film After Life stylistically cites canonical Japanese films (especially that of Yasujiro Ozu), while heralding the cinema's role in both photogenically defamiliarizing the familiar and naturalizing the new. Set in a way station between heaven and earth and...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 111–135.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Brian Wall In this essay I explore the stupidity and sexism of the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski (1998) to read it as suggesting—by way of its emphasis on fetishism, castration, and commodification—a recontextualization of gender roles and a critical portrayal of the dedifferentiation of sexual...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 37–65.
Published: 01 May 2009
... Giorgio Agamben and Emannuel Levinas, respectively, are posed as alternatives in the quest for understanding the importance of “the face.” Finally, the essay asks what role secrecy might play in the production and subversion of the public sphere, as well as in the fantasy constructions of race and racial...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
..., to survive they embark on an Oedipal journey. This suggests that the film performs a “safety-valve” function for the contemporary viewing subject experiencing increased confusion as to his or her roles in society, for the subject increasingly confronted with a crisis in the Oedipal relation. However...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... long promoted an idiosyncratic “philosophy of love.” This philosophy celebrated aristocratic manners, enhanced arousal through restricted physical contact, role plays of dominance and submission, and a eugenic progress through racial hybridity. She emphasized women's physical and emotional satisfaction...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in her film. Yet despite Coppola's prominence as a contemporary maker of style, her insistence on her primary role as maker of movies invites us to read her interpretation of the life of the Austrian dauphine as a commentary on her own experience as a contemporary woman filmmaker, one that has proven...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Kristen Hatch This essay explores the role that men played — as costars and fans — in Shirley Temple's film career, arguing that Temple's stardom stood at the juncture of two paradigms. It was built upon the fairly stable understanding that male child loving signified men's discipline and restraint...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2012
...-sponsored event, LUNAFEST poses significant problems that should concern any teacher worried about corporate influence in educational institutions. As LUNAFEST increases its campus presence, an analysis of the role it plays in students' education is critical. Figure . Luna’s instruction manual requires...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 77–107.
Published: 01 September 2013
... adoption, various vectors of familial and racial ideology meet: affirmative adoption narratives propose a family structure that does not insist on limited, and limiting, roles for women. To that end, I ask how a nonpathological depiction of adoption, in which the biological mother is not an object of scorn...