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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (2 (71)): 107–137.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Suzanne Gauch Relating the trajectory of a young Franco-Moroccan woman who returns to her native city of Fez and embraces a mystical form of Islam, Farida Benlyazid's 1988 feature film A Door to the Sky has become a mainstay at international women's film festivals and in classes on gender and the...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Moon Charania This article looks at two controversial war films— Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, US, 2016)—both of which feature white female protagonists as conflicted but central participants in the racialized...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 36–65.
Published: 01 December 1986
...Janet Bergstrom Liyirrd Sky (Sl,iv,i Tsukerrnan, 1982) Androids and Androgyny Junet Bergs trom The overwhelming response of the young public to Star Wars in 1977 sparked an unforeseen renaissance in the popularity of science fiction films. Star Wars and the Lucas/ Spielberg...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (1 (28)): 292–293.
Published: 01 January 1992
.... State University of New York Press, 1992. Picture This: A Guide to Over 300 Environmentally, Socially, and Politically Relevant Films and Videos by Sky Hiatt. Noble Press, 1992. $12.95. ...
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Camera Obscura (1986) 5 (3 (15)): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 1986
... over character and plot development in films like Blade Runner and Liquid Sky. In part this emphasis on set design stems from trends in contemporary advertising to control the total perceptual field. The article describes the commodification of the androgynous female type by advertising...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 244–245.
Published: 01 May 1979
... particular, the small changes at the grass roots level are a gradual but irreversible aspect of any major changes we hope to bring about. The crumbs of reform are not to be scoffed at as long as the pie of revolution remains in the sky. As yet, there are relatively few “Women’s...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 80–85.
Published: 01 September 1980
... reversal or negative. Each is the same dive, but the colors are complementary (e.g., the blue water is red, the whitish sky is black, etc The editing is complex in that each dive is divided into five-frame sections; dive I (frames 1-5) is cut next to dive 2 (frames I-5...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 95–105.
Published: 01 September 1988
... Stockwell speaking on the phone beneath wha seems to be a blue sky- until the camera pulls back and reveals the sky, and the building juxtaposed against it, to be part of a billboard that forms a background to his conversation. As a technical trope that implies movement, classical...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 60–71.
Published: 01 September 1983
... chair, horses and a static view of a sky through a window. The sound-track from the wedding (the sermon, church choir) excerpts from the little girls' dialogue (they giggle at the old photographs and ask questions-' 'Is that her? I wonder how old she is?' ') and a woman's voice...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the rest of the film — and the lyrics emphasize her heroic assign- ment (“Are we crazy, deranged to stand up for some change The sequence climaxes as we see the wing of a plane lifting off into the sky. Our feminist heroine, briefed, trained, and ready, is off and bound for Turkey, where she...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 1–35.
Published: 01 September 2001
... by Lang’s visit to Manhattan: layers and layers of stacked buildings, domes, and art deco sky- scrapers in diminishing shades of gray; street ramps and express- ways suspended stories high; great yawning depths; tiny cars mov- ing on the suspended ramps; biplanes wafting through the upper...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 1–33.
Published: 01 December 2008
... Khleifi’s hybrid vision of nationhood ultimately falls back onto familiar symbolic tropes, Suleiman’s Divine Intervention presents an altogether more radical reconfiguration of national imag- ery. In his joint project with the photographer Jean Mohr, After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives, Edward...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... shot of the credit sequence create Jasmin as a lonely and sympathetic charac- ter. The credits end with a shot of Jasmin, turned toward the audi- ence, framed by two light phenomena in the sky, and the direc- tor’s name written across her body. This...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (1 (49)): 189–215.
Published: 01 May 2002
... of the uterus. Yes, in the world of director Jan de Bont and screenwriters Crichton and Martin, the tornado is a big angry cervix in the sky. The storm, meanwhile, is the dangerous but thrilling prelude to conception. A Blustery Day for a Baby • 197 The...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 72–85.
Published: 01 September 1983
... that you didn't analyze or criticize the associations of those images to your mother, but included them as decorative elements. All of the other material which is presented goes through a deconstruction and questioning process-except for those images (flowers, lawn chairs, a sky view out of a...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 69–101.
Published: 01 September 2008
... young female charge; outdoor shots of the station at night, its darkened branches sil- houetted against the building’s amber-lit interior; green-leafed, springlike branches against a blue sky (while birds sing); a golden autumnal tree; the blue way station flag waving brightly...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 135–143.
Published: 01 September 2012
...- arab- queer- activism- challenges- and- o p p o r t u n i t i e s/. . The quotations throughout this article from the panel discussion were recorded on a cellphone but have not been distributed. . Edward Said, After the Last Sky: Palestinian Lives (New York: Pantheon Books...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 125–133.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Let’s do it again.” Camera Obscura 82, Volume 28, Number 1 doi 10.1215/02705346-2016978 © 2013 by Camera Obscura Published by Duke University Press 125 126  •  Camera Obscura Backing up for a second run. The sky and buildings form an enormous vault, opening her up, making...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 206–215.
Published: 01 September 1990
...: “This could be my blue sky.” And as the image fades to black he asks himself: “Who am I? Is this my poem?” In the second sequence, this time facing the camera-screen-mirror, Tanikawa recreates one of the gestures characteristic of American video of the sixties and seventies...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 60–73.
Published: 01 December 1982
... holding boom mike; Armand looking through camera. Studio noises and music) I’itle: FRANCE/TOUR/DETOUR/ DEUX/ENFANTS Julien Clerc (sings): Folk like us are sometimes happy- When we’re sad the sky clouds over . . . Our moods veer with...