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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., industrial, and transnational levels. In the Twilight series, Pattinson's highly flexible star image appeals to audiences with different kinds of sexual or romantic desires, for if we look carefully at the way Edward Cullen is represented, and how Pattinson is marketed in the media, he is portrayed as both...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
...Eithne Johnson Copyright © 1994 by Indiana University Press 1994 Theresa Saldana in Confessions of Crime. Lifetime’s Feminine Psychographic Space and the “Mystery Loves Company” Series Eitbne Johnson Since its debut in 1984, Lifetime Television has been carving a niche...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
... that, with the proliferation of reality shows, we now have a taste hierarchy within reality TV. The Bravo cable channel in the US—now called Bravo Media as it expands to multiple platforms—has pioneered the high-end reality series, working within two genres (whose names I borrow from the New York Times Magazine ): competition...
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Published: 01 May 2023
Figure 1. Photographs of Projected Art: Artists at Work , 1971. Series 4, Box 18, Folder 29, Finch College Records More
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Olivia Landry Abstract The 2020 Netflix drama series Unorthodox draws on tropes from a vexed archive of transcultural cinema, in particular Turkish German cinema. Through the frame of the captivity narrative, this essay examines how the series about a young Hasidic Jewish woman who escapes her...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (2 (95)): 89–115.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of participatory culture with which the new series is associated. Despite the apparent transgression of men enjoying a television show clearly coded as being for young girls, the article argues that Brony practices reproduce many male-centered aspects of fan media consumption in a manner that recuperates...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 1–37.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Anne Kustritz While Battlestar Galactica reinvigorated the science fiction genre by representing contemporary political problems in a complex, often radical fashion, the series also makes visible a new articulation of eugenic thinking. Postmodern eugenics repurposes turn-of-the-twentieth-century...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 161–183.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Ewan Kirkland This article explores construction and representation of masculinity in the “survival horror” video-game series Silent Hill . Noting the dominance of traditional male characters and masculine themes within the video-game medium, the Silent Hill franchise is seen as deviating from...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 95–129.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Series, an eight-film series inspired by an exhibit curated by Jacques Derrida at the Louvre and by his accompanying exhibition guide, both titled Memoirs of the Blind . Detailing the experiences of relocated Cambodian women rendered psychosomatically sightless, Ekleipsis attends to questions of sight...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Liz Linden The essay looks at photographs from American photographer Anne Collier’s ongoing series Woman with a Camera (2006–). The essay argues that Collier’s series anticipates and “invents” the selfie by using anachronistic found materials. A number of Collier’s works in Woman with a Camera...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... to such efforts, for example, in the soap opera SIDA dans la cité ( AIDS in the City , Radiodiffusion-Télévision Ivoirienne, 1995, 1996–97, 2003), which consisted of three series produced by the US-based Population Services International (PSI) in Côte d'Ivoire. To the extent that AIDS in the City draws from...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 129–153.
Published: 01 May 2015
... ghetto and more world‐worn than camp, is a fitting descriptor for many of the women on reality series such as VH1’s Basketball Wives (2010–13) and Love and Hip Hop (2011–) and their respective spinoffs, Basketball Wives LA (2011–) and Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta (2012–). By no means does the article...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Vision ) and its interrogation of language and translation, the Xin Lu series offers a queer diasporic critique of nationalism and globalization. Situating Ma's video practice in relation to the theoretical work of Rosalind Krauss, David Joselit, Richard Fung, Aihwa Ong, Pheng Cheah, and others, Feng...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
... with more motivation, vision for the future, and sense of personal and domestic power than her husband. This article explores the complexities of Jones's star image in 1955–56 through a series of production memos authored principally by her husband, producer David O. Selznick. To a certain extent, writer...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
... substance to an optical approach to race. Through this series of close readings, the essay identifies a continued tendency for blackness to attach to something or to seek a place to land and a body to identify. Eventually, building on an analysis of Lee Daniels's 2005 film Shadowboxer (US) and other...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 45–75.
Published: 01 September 2013
... (US, 1964), which is typically shown silently. These films are queer in that they present a series of erotic encounters that vary in gender, sexuality, and number; significantly, these works are also nonsynchronous or silent in their image-sound relations. They are recombinant in their structure...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 109–149.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that the popularity of Mary Hartman reveals viewers' frustrations with television in the 1970s and, furthermore, that the show was uniquely able to integrate a nationwide audience, even as executives envisioned it as a series of discrete markets divided by gender and class. The show, which at times verged...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... serial viewing but refusing legible modes of sympathy and attachment. In Berlin Alexanderplatz , this inscrutability becomes an irritant within the miniseries's larger narrative arc, preventing the mourning of the dead women across the series and the mourning for the lost past for which they often...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
... a series of dance and sexual performances as well as personal interviews with the director that often evolve into sexual encounters. Drawing on the formal structures identified with French New Wave filmmakers such as François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Rouch, and Edgar Morin and with the classical...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of a daylong series of events sponsored by the Feminist Art Project and organized by art historians Julia Bryan-Wilson and Johanna Burton. Leonard and Copeland took two of her works as touchstones for their exchange: The Fae Richards Photo Archive (1993 – 96), originally conceived as part of Cheryl Dunye's...