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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 (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 83–111.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Cinematernity: Film, Motherhood, Genre , and Sunrise . She is currently at work on Designing Women: Art Deco, Cinema, and the Female Form , forthcoming from Columbia University Press. Greta Garbo and Silent Cinema: The Actress As Art Deco Icon Lucy Fischer The stuff [shown at the 1925 Paris...
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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...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 57–89.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Silent Films: Gender and the Discourse of Everyday Life in Interwar Japan Catherine Russell In 1937, Naruse Mikio’s film Wife! Be Like a Rose! (Tsuma yo bara no yo ni, 1935) was chosen by a group of professors at the University of Chicago to be exhibited at New York’s Filmarte...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 91–127.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Tanaka's Acting in Mizoguchi Films,” was published in Screening the Past . Shiraito (Irie Takako) looks at her absent lover’s desk in The Water Magician (dir. Mizoguchi Kenji, Japan, 1933). Courtesy Tokyo National Film Center In the Twilight of Modernity and the Silent Film: Irie Takako...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and media culture up to 1945. Pearl White portrait. Yingxi zazhi 1, no. 1, 1921 From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927 – 1931 Weihong Bao A prominently placed picture of Pearl (shown opposite) White appeared...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (3 (66)): 171–178.
Published: 01 December 2007
... award-winning books, Contested Culture: The Image, the Voice, and the Law (1991) and Fire and Desire: Mixed-Race Movies in the Silent Era (2001). Currently she is working on a manuscript entitled “Fictioning Histories: Women Film Pioneers,” on the difficulties of historical writing. Rosa Porten...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... the Gaze: Visual Fascination and the Feminine Image in Silent Hitchcock Jessica Brent Are not the traits which I indicated (the make-up, the whiteness, the wig, etc.) just like the blunting of a meaning too clear, too violent? Do they not give the obvious signified a kind of difficultly...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Akiko Mizoguchi Midori Sawato has become the top benshi in Japan since her debut in 1973, having performed at numerous venues in and outside of her country. A benshi is a performer who provides both the expository narration and the voices for on-screen characters for silent films. When Sawato...
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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 (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 203–212.
Published: 01 December 2023
... of so many provinces. They have massacred our people, they kidnapped many children, they sold girls as child brides to their men, they murdered a woman for her attire. . . . It is a humanitarian crisis, and yet the world is silent. . . . We need your voice. The media, governments, and the world...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Maggie Hennefeld This article rethinks the emergence of narrative film syntax through the comedy genre, focusing on slapstick films that depict female unruliness. I discuss films featuring Mabel Normand, Florence Turner, Marie Dressler, Sarah Duhamel, and other forgotten silent comediennes, arguing...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Xin Peng Abstract This article provides a comparative study of Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa—the two most iconic stars of Asian descent of American cinema's silent era—by examining the reception history around their rare collaboration, the early sound film and yellow peril thriller Daughter...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 31–71.
Published: 01 May 2002
...” spectacle. Copyright © 2002 by Camera Obscura Camera Obscura 49, Volume 17, Number 1 Published by Duke University Press 31 32 • Camera Obscura While African American performers had a long history in the silent cinema, their opportunities in Hollywood multiplied dur- ing the first years...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 4–33.
Published: 01 May 1992
... in an article called “Captions,” Richardson addresses the silent film’s em- ployment of written intertitles; claiming that “the direct giving of information in captions is the mark of a weak film,” Richardson goes on to proclaim, With half a chance we are making all the time...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 188–190.
Published: 01 May 2003
... 2003 Books Received Alter, Nora M. Projecting History: German Nonfiction Cinema, 1967–2000. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002. Bachman, Gregg, and Thomas J. Slater, eds. American Silent Film: Discovering Marginalized Voices. Carbondale: Southern Illinois...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 113–157.
Published: 01 December 2001
..., Illuminations Silent film star Colleen Moore left a number of cinematic and his- torical legacies: the sixty-plus films in which she appeared, three published written works, thirty-six private scrapbooks, an exten- sive personal accumulation of photographs, her witness accounts in both Kevin Brownlow’s...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 8–41.
Published: 01 May 1990
... theaters in the silent era but also exemplify the particular and variegated ways in which the “masses” participated in mass culture. In Chicago’s black community, the picture houses provided a space for consciousness and assertion of social difference as well as the consumption of mass amusements...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 63–93.
Published: 01 September 2020
... will. The Talos Principle and BioShock are very different games with very different audiences, but both feature silent protagonists onto whom players can project their motivations and desires.8 This is not unusual, since narrative video games frequently feature silent protagonists for the sake of immersion; some...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 59–81.
Published: 01 December 2001
... History Vicki Callahan The opening title cards of La terre des taureaux (France, 1924), a film directed by the French silent film actress Musidora, pose a question directly to the audience: “Readers, Friends, and Specta- tors, why isn’t life as good as a novel?”1 This question, which initi...