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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 32–73.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Department of English at the University of Nevada, Reno. Senay and Señor Juan’s transaction in Dirty Pretty Things (dir. Stephen Frears, UK, 2002). Courtesy Miramax/Photofest The Intimacies of Globalization: Bodies and Borders On-Screen Emily S. Davis Do you know what it’s like not to be...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 1–43.
Published: 01 May 2000
... cultural logic of purity and feminist studies of the body in the contemporary literature and cinema of exile. CO 43-1, 1-43 6/6/00 2:47 PM Page 1 Cinematic Exile: Performing the Foreign Body on Screen in Roman Polanski’s The Tenant...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Democracy , Duke University Press. 03-Slane.sh 70-113=44pg 4/18/01 4:00 PM Page 70 03-Slane.sh 70-113=44pg 4/18/01 4:00 PM Page 71 Pressure Points: Political Psychology, Screen Adaptation, and the Management of Racism in the...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 92–115.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Elena del Río The Body as Foundation of the Screen: Allegories of Technology in Atom Egoyan's Speaking Parts Elena del Rio In an uncannily unsentimental way, the work of Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan has been concerned from the outset with...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Review of Film and Video, Intersections: Gender, History and Culture in the Asian Context , and Film Quarterly . Wong’s dragon lady costume was condemned by Chinese nationalists and raved about in American publicity writings. The Art of Screen Passing: Anna May Wong’s Yellow Yellowface...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
... breach a boundary that we had not realized until it was violated. When this title character in The Hitch-Hiker, an episode of The Twilight Zone (CBS, 1959 64),1 turns his threatening gaze from the female protagonist to the camera, staring through the television screen at the viewer, a host of...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 229–263.
Published: 01 December 2001
... (ed. Zhang Ying jin, 1999), and Spaces of Their Own (ed. Mayfair Yang, 1999). She is currently completing a book on early Chinese film culture and vernacular modernity. Xuan Jinglin in An Amorous History of the Silver Screen (Mingxing, 1931), directed by Zhang Shichuan. Courtesy China Film...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 187–219.
Published: 01 December 2004
... University Press, 1996) and a number of articles and chapters on film, television, feminist, queer, and cultural studies in various journals and anthologies. On the line: possibilities and limitations of mediated communication in Far from Heaven. Courtesy Killer Films Written on the Screen: Mediation...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 1–13.
Published: 01 December 2005
... screening in the Tokyo Kinema movie theater. The actors pictured are Okada Yoshiko, right, and Tanaka Kinuyo, left. Reprinted from Toyo Cinema Weekly, 9 February 1933. New Women of the Silent Screen: China, Japan, Hollywood Catherine Russell The movie screen here is not simply the...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 15–41.
Published: 01 May 1997
...Molly Anne Rothenberg Original design by Tom Pribyl, from a photo by Thomas DiPiero The “Newer Angels” and the Living Dead: The Ethics of Screening Obsessional Desire Molly Anne Rothenberg . Apparently, we have no shortage of ways to represent our enchant...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 59–81.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Feuillade , to be published by Wayne State University Press. She is also coediting an anthology of feminist film history and historiography. Musidora as the phantom that haunts film history in Les vampires (1915–16), directed by Louis Feuillade Screening Musidora: Inscribing Indeterminacy in Film...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Noor Al-Qasimi This article focuses on shampoo advertising for Saudi Arabian Television. It examines the ways in which shampoo advertisements produced for Saudi Arabian Television employ techniques to introduce and maintain codes of modesty in the construction of the Muslim female subject on-screen...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 159–169.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Janice Loreck; Sian Mitchell; Whitney Monaghan; Kirsten Stevens The Melbourne Women in Film Festival (MWFF) is a four-day event in Melbourne, Australia, that supports and celebrates the work of Australian women filmmakers. Launched in 2017, the festival emerged from our desire as screen academics...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Lucas Hilderbrand This essay draws from queer theory and sound studies in an analysis of two sexually explicit 1960s underground films that refused synchronization: Barbara Rubin's Christmas on Earth (US, 1963), which is intended to be screened with a live radio sound track, and Andy Warhol's Couch...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Lisa Nakamura Images of biometric screens are becoming increasingly common in television and film, particularly in genres such as police procedurals, “terror” television programs, and medical dramas. Digital surveillant screens establish and produce authority and scientific truths about national...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2011
...Irene Gustafson This article analyzes Shirley Clarke's seminal film, Portrait of Jason (US, 1967). Through an examination of the film's formal qualities within the context of its production and reception, this article argues that the film is best understood as a “screen test.” The relatively scant...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 101–135.
Published: 01 December 2012
... together a wide range of genders and bodies on-screen, all the while showing profound love and respect for the 1970s feminist legacy. The article takes this new queer work as an invitation and a provocation to reassess Barbara Hammer's short experimental films of the 1970s and the larger cultural-feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jean Ma In the 1950s and 1960s, film songs were a ubiquitous feature of Hong Kong cinema, and their performance was the exclusive domain of singing actresses. One of the biggest screen stars and recording artists of this era was Grace Chang. Chang made her debut in Mambo Girl (dir. Evan Yang [Yi...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... imperial 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...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Liam Mitchell Female figures routinely appear in popular fiction as ostensibly critical correctives to masculinity who can inadvertently retrench problematic divisions between “Woman” and “Man.” In video games, these figures are often aural rather than visual; whether they are off-screen narrators...