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Camera Obscura (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 (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Alessandra Raengo This essay pursues an understanding of the blackness of black cinema that is unhinged from the body of the maker or the content of the image. It does so by reading blackness through the visual paradigm of the shadow — that is, as a blackness that cannot, other than ideologically...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 155–160.
Published: 01 September 2012
... conflict continues to shadow any vision of what a peaceful reality might look like. Thus it is increasingly difficult to speak of sexual politics without reference to grander institutional schemas. Still from Chic Point (dir. Sharif Waked, Palestine, IN PRACTI C E : T H E QUEER STATE O F PALEST I N I...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 99–111.
Published: 01 May 2019
... diary. Writing her personal history in images and words, Aker-man explores the meaning of Jewishness and other ethnicities threatened by death while reaching out to her mother as a daughter whose being has always been shadowed by legacy and history. The essay explores intertextual resonances of the...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 292–293.
Published: 01 January 1992
.... Princeton University Press, 1992. $19.95. Women and the New German Cinema by Julia Knight. Routledge, 1992. $17.95. Illuminating Shadows: The Mythic Power of Film by Geoffrey Hill. Shambhala, 1992. Film Theory and Criticism: lntroductory Readings, fourth edition, edited by Gerald Mast...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 188–189.
Published: 01 May 1996
... African American Image, 1978-1994 by Phyllis R. Klotman and Gloria J. Gibson. Indiana University Press, 1997. $49.95. Gilles Deleuze's Time Machine by David Rodowick. Duke University Press, 1997. $49.95. Lights and Shadows: The Autobiography ofLeontine Sagan edited...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 169–170.
Published: 01 December 2013
... of The Hours: Queer Melodrama and the Dilemma of Marriage. No. 82: pp. 37 – 67 Alessandra Raengo In the Shadow. No. 83: pp. 1 – 43 B. Ruby Rich The Confidence Game. No. 82: pp. 157 – 68 Jill Richards Berlin Alexanderplatz’s Serial Women. No. 84: pp. 67 – 101 Patricia White...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 124–160.
Published: 01 September 1993
... warfare and the pathological discourse of masculinity subtending it. I refer to Kelly’s 1992 project, Gloria Patri, and Dedeaux’s 1992-1 993 installation, Soul Shadows: Urban Warrior Myths. l1 While Kelly departs from media representations of the Persian Gulf War...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 112–119.
Published: 01 December 1980
... impression, as well as the fact that the film was shot at (and is projected at) eighteen frames per second instead 114 of sound speed (24 fps). So that when people walk past the camera on their way to the beach, they are not only patterned with the varylng tones of the barred shadows faliing...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 31–71.
Published: 01 May 2002
... cinematic sign in order to pro- duce a more perfect synchronization. The characters’ bodies are by turns monumentalized and fragmented by the camera until they finally become the distorted shadows that dance across the screen in the film’s most visually stunning and self-reflexive moments. Once again...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 97–103.
Published: 01 May 1976
... strange picture, he said, and a strange sort of prisoners. Likeourselves, I replied; for in the first place prisoners so confined would have seen nothing of themselves or of one another, except the shadows thrown by the fire-light on the wall of the cavefacing them, would they? Not if all their lives...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 120–121.
Published: 01 December 1980
... Indians called the piece of land Narriockh, after a tribe living in the area, a name said to mean “the point of land without shadows.” Coney Island, home of the Cyclone, the Para- chute Jump, Steeplechase Park, the Wonder Wheel. My parents and their friends tell me stories about Luna Park. We...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 209–212.
Published: 01 December 1989
... article on pornographic films, “The Body’s Shadow Realm” (1981), in which I took up this aspect of a socio-cultural inscription of distorted gender perception, especially in the context of the genetically shared source of the scopic and episte- mophilic drives. The...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 146–150.
Published: 01 May 2008
... Shadows fan cultures, blaxploitation horror films, Hollywood LSD films, and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999). He is the author of Monsters in the Closet: Homosexuality and the Horror Film (1997). With Sean Griffin he coauthored America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 37–61.
Published: 01 December 2006
... on which to realize their romantic union. She secretly strokes the shadow of the inhibited martial arts master without his awareness. When Wong suddenly has a glimpse of the intimacy of their silhouettes, which he takes as real, he bounces off in panic. The depiction of their budding love is...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 166–168.
Published: 01 December 1984
.... Indelible Shadows: Fdm and the Holocaust by Annette Insdorf. Random House. New York, 1983. Walt Atts Journal. California Institute of the Arts. Valencia, 1983. Napoleon: Abel Gance's Cfassic Fdm by Kevin Brownlow. Jonathan Cape Ltd. London, 1983. HollywoodRed: The Autobiography ofLester Cole by...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... interest in light and shadow overtly refutes conven- tional Japanese art, which privileged the two-dimensionality and flat lighting of the Kabuki stage; as Donald Richie claims, “the concept of light and shade as an aesthetic principle arrived in Japan very late — imported...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 246–248.
Published: 01 December 1989
... monolithic and determinate security in place and gender, this tends to destabilize both the notion of “female” and the emphasis on vision and passivity associated with “spectatorship.” For example, any consideration of gender and looking has to remember the shadows of...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 28–49.
Published: 01 September 1985
... and with a video image of him as he was eight seconds before (in Present continzlozcspast(s) by Dan Graham),or with two non-identical doubles of himself-his shadow, or his reflection, and his video image (in Shadow Projection, Interface by Peter Campus). Vito Acconci’s handsome, penetrable...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 104–132.
Published: 01 May 1979
... between the colorful symphonies of North by Northwest and The Birds), it left a trail of shadow, three years earlier, between The Man Who Knew Too Much and Vertigo. The two films do have in common a kind of nocturnal excellence which penne- ates the gestures, faces and image tones...