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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 of the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 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. Delicacy...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 1986) 5 (3 (15)): 165–173.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Enno Patalas; Miriam Hansen © 1986 by Camera Obscura 1986 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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 was quickly...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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 and...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2008) 23 (3 (69)): 137–157.
Published: 01 December 2008
...David Copenhafer In David Lynch's Blue Velvet , music is a key component of the film's intricate staging of gender and sexuality. “Mourning and Music” interprets four scenes in which characters either sing songs or imitate singing. It argues that the unsettling appearance of gender and sexuality...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2009) 24 (2 (71)): 139–159.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... The female protagonists in these films are, accordingly, associated with Julia Kristeva's notion of abjection (in particular, the construction of the maternal figure as abject through the imagery of parturition and the primal scene) and depicted in various guises as the monstrous-feminine, a potent...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 September 2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., scenes of mourning, romance, and murder are set in the great outdoors, while the interior sets are cluttered with potted plants that signify the tamed emotions of domestic life. The film establishes a binary in which an “evil” woman—played by Gene Tierney, then known as “the most beautiful woman in the...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... meticulous 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 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...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Rancière, 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 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: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2015) 30 (3 (90)): 27–59.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Koreans' attention to the vibrant facade of the city, a long-forgotten facet of the dark colonial era. It stresses that these films, through their regeneration of lost cultural imagery on the screen, evoke a certain sensibility that is commensurable with guilt. For instance, in a climactic scene in Modern...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2016) 31 (3 (93)): 177–183.
Published: 01 December 2016
... focuses on the censorship of femininity and sexuality in Italian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s. For the project, Radha May retrieved censored scenes that had never been seen in public and created a film installation, a performance, and a digital publication. She distributed the recovered material further...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2014) 29 (1 (85)): 33–57.
Published: 01 May 2014
... visible as those of their male counterparts unless or until they break onto the scene with a feature film. This essay seeks to examine the short film format's importance to an understanding of women's contributions to queer Asian cinema. It shows how qualities unique to the short film format allow women...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2015) 30 (1 (88)): 155–183.
Published: 01 May 2015
... unpredictable antisocial affective engagement among cast members. These scenes generate a thrilling anxiety that encourages serialized watching and potentially endless interpretation by viewers, creating a ratings economy out of an affective one. Through a reading of The Real Housewives of Atlanta (2008–), this...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2016) 31 (1 (91)): 5–25.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Corinn Columpar This article explores the role of collaboration, embodiment, and performance in John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus (US, 2006). It takes its cue from a particularly provocative scene in the film in which a former New York City mayor suggests that it is New Yorkers' “permeability”—their...