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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... Da llas The Danny Thomas Show My Friend Irma Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946-1970 UCLA Film and Television Archive: Dan Einstein and Nina Leibman Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research: Randall Vogt Museum...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 90–129.
Published: 01 January 1990
...Ben Singer Female Power in the Serial-Queen Melodrama: The Etiology of an Anomaly Ben Singer Few film genres so historically anomalous, and so pertinent to con- temporary discussions of gender and spectatorship, have been as thor- oughly forgotten as the serial-queen melodrama...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Schmid), Fränze (Helen Vita), Cilly (Annemarie Düringer), Trude (Irm Hermann), the Whore of Babylon (uncredited), the waitress (Elke Haltaufderheide), and Mieze (Barbara Sukowa). Across successive episodes, these minor characters offer a version of seriality inside the serial form that is Berlin...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 71–101.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Alison Wielgus This essay considers the role that Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (BBC/SundanceTV, 2013) and Top of the Lake: China Girl (BBC/SundanceTV, 2017) play in the post-network television landscape. Situating the series among the globalized genre of serialized post-network crime shows...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 69–101.
Published: 01 May 2013
... and desire — this essay cannot consider the photograph in isolation from others like it, because the calendar serializes and is itself a serial and because the photograph is a copy-image of a beloved object that itself becomes beloved. It is the copy rather than the original that must stay behind...
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Camera Obscura (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...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2016
... to racism to losing their jobs. In this essay, I argue that Bookchin's work makes an important feminist intervention into discourses that either demonize or lionize social media. Utilizing strategies of seriality, database/narrative, and orchestration, Bookchin crafts a set of composite found footage texts...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the picture: Among the serial detective films [zhentan changpian] imported from America, Baolian’s [Pearl White] films comprise the greatest number. Films such as The Perils of Pauline, The Black Hooded Thief, The Circle of Trouble, and The Great Secret of Germany are all well known by everyone...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 166–191.
Published: 01 May 1994
... overall address and the serial nature of television itself. By examining the patterns of consumption encour- aged by Lifetime’s rotation of off-network series, we may also come closer to understanding the roles played by some important theoretical dyads, such as repetition and interruption, flow...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
..., the actor who plays one of the film’s two serial killers, Buffalo Bill, was for years my neighbor, three houses away, in Oak Park, Illinois. Now, this coincidence would hardly merit attention if it were not for the role that neighborliness plays in the film itself, when its heroine, Clarice...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 157–159.
Published: 01 September 1988
..., Sarah Source Guide to TV Family Comedy, Drama and Serial Drama, 1946• 1970: Museum of Broadcasting (New York). No.16; pp. 205-225. Bukatman, Scott Paralysis in Motion: Jerry Lewis's Life as a Man. No.17; pp. 195-205. Cousins, Mark Forme frustre: Introduction to Fellowdrama (Ray Barrie...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 59–81.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Vicki Callahan Camera Obscura 2001 Vicki Callahan is an associate professor of film studies in the English department at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is completing a book on the films of Louis Feuillade, Zones of Anxiety: Movement, Musidora, and the Crime Serials of Louis...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 59–105.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of racial and sexual identity. This potential has long existed in relation to the prison genre, but Oz significantly complicates many of the traditions of the prison narrative—including, for instance, the privileging of the “inno- cent” white male victim—and uses the disruptiveness of the serial...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 36–53.
Published: 01 September 1991
...-psychiatrist and serial murderer Dr. Han- nibal “the Cannibal” Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins. Starling goes to visit Lecter in his maximum security cell in order to engage his help in tracking down a serial killer. The murderer has been nicknamed Buffalo Bill because he...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 12–41.
Published: 01 May 1994
... Sylvester Weaver “invented” magazine programming and advertising, McBride and colleagues were hosting women’s magazines on radio with each 15-minute segment sponsored by a different advertiser. During radio’s hegemony, then, broadcasting for women meant daytime serial dramas and talk shows...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
... perspective” -a term which encompasses the representation of female agency, considered with respect to both actress and character, as well as narrative strategies which displaced female eroticism into certain suspense-generating mechanisms. In his essay on the serial queen melodrama in American...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 9–57.
Published: 01 December 2001
... and Donald MacKenzie) and careened through approxi- mately 200 films, 11 of which were action serials, totaling over 180 episodes by 1924. Her work during those years was risky busi- ness, as the saying goes, especially if we believe accounts tallied by Picturegoer in 1921 that White had suffered...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Rather, real people structure their lives to follow the formula.12 This is a formula heavily influenced by the conventions of television melodrama. Indeed, the high-­end reality series blends the codes of direct cinema with those of the serialized melodramatic TV drama. Both viewers...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 120–126.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... But in joining Nietzsche and Bergson cinematically, Deleuze in fact makes a new connection in his own approach. That paradoxical time legible in the cinema of modernity-incommensurable moments in Robbe-Grillet, undecidable memories for Resnais, the serialized instants of Godard, crystalline amnesia according...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... the temporality of the tour to Styles's relative location in space rather than to a universally recognized date. This method of organizing the tour encourages fans to situate fandom events as serial episodes rather than as moments in time: that is, it is more important that “harry in milan” comes after “harry...
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