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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Constance Penley Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 The Cabinet of Dr. Pee-wee: Consumerism and Sexual Terror Constance Penley Every evening at lighting up o’clock sharp and until further notice in Feenichts Playhouse. . . . By arraignment...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Lynne Joyrich Recently, there has been an explosion of charges of sexual violence and assault within the worlds of media, journalism, and entertainment, with female stars leading the way in making these charges of sexual misconduct public. Indeed, stars—located at precisely the boundaries...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 88–109.
Published: 01 May 1981
...Lea Jacobs © 1981 by Camera Obscura 1981 Now Voyager: Some Problems of Enunciation and Sexual Difference Lea Jacobs The representation of sexual difference in the Hollywood cinema has been described as a double movement in which woman functions as a term of difference...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Sharon Willis Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 Special Effects: Sexual and Social Difference in Wild at Heart Sharon Willis A recent issue of Movieline magazine (September, 1990) carries two related articles that capitalize on David Lynch’s name...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (1 (91)): 27–63.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Marc Francis This article examines a series of recent films that seeks to represent the often conflated categories of asexuality and singlehood. The films (A)sexual (dir. Angela Tucker, US, 2011), Year of the Dog (dir. Mike White, US, 2007), and Bill Cunningham New York (dir. Richard Press, US...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 77–105.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 1970s that interrogate sexual practices in “real-existing socialism”: Márta Mészáros's Riddance , Miloš Forman's Loves of a Blonde , and Dušan Makavejev's Love Affair, or The Case of the Missing Switchboard Operator and WR: Mysteries of the Organism . To what extent has the communist revolution...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Joy James Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) Black Femmes Fatales and Sexual Abuse in Progressive “White” Cinema: Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game Joy lames Neil Jordan’s American...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 11–26.
Published: 01 May 1976
... © 1976 by Camera Obscura 1976 An 'Interrogation of the Cinematic Sign: Woman as Sexual Signifier in Jackie Raynal's Deux Pois Deux Fois, made in 1970 byJackie Raynal, a French film editor, was cho- sen as a text for analysis because it foregrounds...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 32–69.
Published: 01 May 1979
...Janet Bergstrom Hitchcock’s sketches for The Birds (courtesy Cahiers du Cinh) Enunciation and Sexual Difference (Part Janet Bergstrorn I. Introduction There is a great deal of confusion at the moment about the aims, methods, scope and general importance of a particular kind of film...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with challenges to gender and sexual normativity, specifically, to the masculinity of the working-class miners. But this is made possible through the film's problematic and schematic treatment of history, since it suppresses any consciousness of the solidarities with the miners that were formed, or attempted...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Lauren Rabinovitz Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 Temptations of Pleasure: Nickelodeons, Amusement Parks, and the Sights of Female Sexuality Lauren Rabinovitz In 1912, in a book entitled The Wickedest City in the World, a social reformer...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 95–135.
Published: 01 December 2011
... to transcend it — as if “time capsules” without a destination. An exemplar of the penchant for “dated sexuality,” filmmaker Anna Biller restages the profilmic universe of the sexploitation oeuvre in her film Viva (2007). Viva 's narrative of two women's entrance into the sexual revolution and its meticulous...
Published: 01 May 2024
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Ariane Cruz Reading Jimi Hendrix: The Sex Tape and the dialogue surrounding it as a most fecund site for the collaborative laboring of black male sexuality, authenticity, and spectatorship, this article reveals the constitutive relationship between authenticity and spectatorship in the production...
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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 (2019) 34 (2): 163–193.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Arnika Fuhrmann This essay investigates Buddhist-Muslim intimacies and coexistence in Thailand in order to complicate recent discussions of the relation of religion to gender and sexual freedoms. It is concerned with contributing a new, Southeast Asian perspective to a prominent strain...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Kenneth Chan By first looking at the gay consumption of melodrama, this essay presents the notion of tears as a political trope to negotiate the reclamation of crying from being a signifier of gendered/sexual “weakness” to one of tactical empowerment, a tactics of tears. Gay political readings...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 75–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Laura Horak The commercial success of Elinor Glyn's 1927 film It has obscured the fact that, throughout her career until this point, Glyn had promoted a significantly different sexual ideology. In a remarkable array of novels, plays, lectures, interviews, editorials, and advice manuals, Glyn had...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
...David A. Gerstner This article presents a study of Philippe Vallois's 1976 gay film Johan: Mon été 75 , the only French film from the period that directly and explicitly represents gay male sexuality and its urban milieu, Paris. Johan tells the story of a filmmaker (played by Vallois) who intends...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 30–59.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Jeremy Chow This essay considers how environmentalism can be interwoven with discourses of sexuality and the ways in which sexuality can participate in environmental justice movements. By thinking with provocative, erotic media that highlight environmental degradation, it marries investigations...