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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 165–173.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Enno Patalas; Miriam Hansen Metropolis, Scene 103 Enno Patalas You may remember: “Within easy reach of the city’s guiding hand stood a strange house.” “The man who lived there-Rotwang-had worked thirty years to bring true the great dream of John Masterman.” Next you see...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 66–85.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Constance Penley © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) Time Travel, Primal Scene, and the Critical Dystopia Constance Penle y If the sure sign of postmodern success is the ability to inspire spin-offs, The Terminator was a prodigy. The film...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 169–179.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Gerda Johanna Cammaer The small Belgian coastal town of Knokke-le-Zoute once was the scene for one of the most impressive gatherings of the international film avant-garde, when it hosted the last three editions of the illustrious EXPRMNTL film festival (1963, 1967, and 1974). This article focuses...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2023
... attention, Akerman's gaze directs the viewer relentlessly away from the horizon of the event and toward the cumulative, the mundane, the habitual. As such, rather than being merely the assumed biopolitical matériel of the cinematic environment which form the background for scenes of action, unremarked...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (1 (64)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2007
... University Press. From X Marks the Spot: Chicago Gang Wars in Pictures (Chicago: Spot Publishing, 1930); Georges Bataille, review, Documents 2 (1930): 52 – 53 Undoing the Scene of the Crime: Perspective and the Vanishing of the Spectator Domietta Torlasco Un beau film: the crime...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 34–49.
Published: 01 September 1977
...Martin Walsh © 1977 by Camera Obscura 1977 Introduction to Arnold Schoenberg's 'Accompaniment for a Cinematographic Scene' :Straub/Huillet: Brecht: Schoenberg Martin Walsh Pleasure ofthe text. Classics. Culture. Intelligence. Irony...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 1. The heroines’ celebratory lovemaking in the final scene of The Handmaiden ( Ah-ga-ssi , dir. Park Chan-wook, South Korea, 2016) exhibits a mannered symmetry. More
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Published: 01 September 2022
Figure 1. Opening scene of Fit (dir. Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 1994). © HAOS Film / Photographer Despina Spyrou More
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 1. A Gotham street scene and Barbara at computer in her bedroom. “Oracle: Year One; Born of Hope,” The Batman Chronicles , no. 5 (Summer 1996), 7. Scan provided by the Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection at Michigan State University More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 12. The dinner party scene in Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) More
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Ned Schantz This essay considers the recurring problem of plot alternatives in Alfred Hitchcock, of powerful shadow scenes that overwhelm the manifest plot and demand a critical account of their own. Confronting such shadow scenes, the viewer takes up a social position in a long chain of failed...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
.... This article focuses on one of the most commercially successful Hollywood films of 1946, John M. Stahl's Leave Her to Heaven, arguing that the film's spectacular Technicolor landscapes function as a melodramatic device for mediating ambivalence about the social role of women at that time. In this film, scenes...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... reconstruction of the genre and its vintage mise-en-scène evokes both sexploitation cinema as well as the commodified landscape of the late 1960s and early 1970s, embodying itself as a time capsule constructed in retrospect. Viva , in its indulgence in the material artifacts, conventions, and “dated” precepts...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 97–125.
Published: 01 May 2012
... policy governing cinematic nudity. Long thought to be lost (and the only one of her four films currently extant), the film features Munson in a dual role as the allegorical figure of “Virtue” and as a young woman who becomes an artists' model. She poses nude in scenes throughout the film. Accordingly...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the cruelty of celebrity culture to gain their own prestige. By making casting choices that exploit tabloid knowledge and by recreating cinematographically the scene of the paparazzo's invasive gaze and the celebrity's evasion, filmmakers energize their own art works through the excessive extradiegetic...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., Catherine Malabou, Susan Buck-Morss, and others, I consider the many scenes of self-reference and disavowal in contemporary theory, with an eye on how and whether this autoimmune disorder can be superseded and on the elemental question that is again struck: What should criticism be? Alexander R...
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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 (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... modernity. The essay concludes with a consideration of how the film seems to screen such fantasies of racial modernity with its scenes of dancing, fashionable Asian Americans. But, the author asks, why does the exuberance generated by these set pieces feel so uncanny? How do these screen fantasies of racial...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 31–57.
Published: 01 May 2019
... scene— Richard Foreman, Robert Wilson, Annette Michelson, Yvonne Rainer, Philip Glass—and some people who were not in New York, such as Marcel Hanoun, Antoinette Fouque, and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Sometimes she pointed out connections with films that Chantal made later. She talked about practical...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 125–157.
Published: 01 September 2020
... A Different Image (1982), and Zeinabu irene Davis’s Cycles (1989). Each of these films’ renderings of Afrocentric feminist aesthetics—through attention to African oral and mythical traditions, African and Pan-African-inflected mise-en-scène, rich col-oration and film stock, and play with nonlinear...