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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (3 (114)): 173–201.
Published: 01 December 2023
... points in the film, this article pairs close analyses with a discussion of Steyerl's own references to philosophy (Hegel) and film theory (Harun Farocki) within and peripherally to Lovely Andrea , demonstrating how the bondage practice of self‐suspension so central to this film performs a dialectical...
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 9. “Two feelings at the same time.” Ageha performing self-suspension. Lovely Andrea (dir. Hito Steyerl, Japan/Austria/Germany, 2007). Courtesy of the artist More
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 10. Self-suspension in reverse. Ageha's hair flows up as she hangs upside down. Lovely Andrea (dir. Hito Steyerl, Japan/Austria/Germany, 2007). Courtesy of the artist More
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 93–115.
Published: 01 December 2014
... nonlinearity over causality, sound over sight, and suspense over closure. This article argues that Martel's trilogy of life in the province of Salta, Argentina, examines the country's incomplete transition to democracy from the perspective of strong, intelligent, and socially privileged female protagonists who...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (2 (56)): 75–103.
Published: 01 September 2004
... by the film; we are hailed by it as we experience the erotic thrill of suspense in track- ing Jennifer Lopez through Singh’s grotesquely beautiful cine- matic landscape. Through its emphasis on those “difficult plea- sures” of spectatorship—the desire for beauty, knowledge, and power that is manifested...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 30–67.
Published: 01 May 1988
... - its chief focus is moral (or what Reik calls “social”) masochism. Mas- ochism in Sex and Society characterizes that psychic economy as closed and self- referential, and associates it with exhibitionism or “demon- strativeness,” revolutionary fervor, and “suspense” -a surprising...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 71–113.
Published: 01 December 2002
... as a suspenseful connection to anxiety, hysteria, and paranoia—it is “funny” only in the peculiarly exces- sive investments made in it. The prologue to the film version—a printed text that crawls up the screen over a shot of switchboard operators—speaks best to how the phone slips from a signifier of comfort...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (2 (113)): 31–61.
Published: 01 September 2023
...’ of coquetry,” which “depends on the suspension of sexual demand,” allows the girls to escape “the solitariness of the individual” and enjoy “the pure essence of association.” But this kind of relation is only possible because Lockhart's aesthetics and the behavior she has co-choreographed depict...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 120–147.
Published: 01 May 1993
... scenes of magniloquence and magnificence comparable with the third and fourth acts of ‘Hernani’? In which is the action so crisp, so rapid, so irresistible? It passes from suspense to surprise, from surprise to suspense, without an instant’s pause. The tables are always being turned upon some...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 1988
... the town's main street as she goes to meet her groom. An expressionistically stylized flashback provides the disrup• tion-the return of the repressed-which triggers the suspenseful question: will this hysterical rupture, in fact, prevent the wedding from taking place at all? The emergence of the past...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 77–111.
Published: 01 May 2004
... visual display. 4 And this drive to narrativize the image is not only stylistic; it is also thematically expressed within classical films, most frequently in the form of a romance or suspense plot that seeks to unveil the “truth,” the transcendental signified, behind unstable, deceptive appearances...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 63–91.
Published: 01 May 2017
... demonstrate, the masochistic situation, like the situation of biopolitics, depends on bodily behaviors and affects characterized by the suspension of time and activity in the service of securing pleasures that may or may not be conferred by the other. The issue of who is in control...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 98–99.
Published: 01 September 1980
... from actual productions-it is also ambiguously and austerely reconstructed in scenes which both refer to and depart from the opera. But the narrative is constructed using the cinematic conven- tions associated with the “suspense” genre. Mimi’s death is introduced as a murder, and she...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 230–231.
Published: 01 September 2001
...: University of California Press, 2000. Smith, Susan. Hitchcock: Suspense, Humour, and Tone. London: British Film Institute, 2000. Staiger, Janet. Blockbuster TV: Must-See Sitcoms in the Network Era. New York: New York University Press, 2000. Street, Sarah. British Cinema...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 6–70.
Published: 01 September 1980
... system and may indeed, because of their rigorous use of suspense, be considered as models of this system. Similarity of the corpus, isolated within the film as a whole: here as before, the analysis will deal with the beginning--the credits and opening sequence-considered as endowed...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (1 (22)): 4–7.
Published: 01 January 1990
... into certain suspense-generating mechanisms. In his essay on the serial queen melodrama in American cinema of the teens, Singer similarly focuses on films which assigned a prominent role to female protagonists. He emphasizes the marked historical shift in the definition of melodrama, and the kinds...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 73–109.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in cinema. In Kracauer’s reading of D. W. Griffth, he notes that Grif- fth’s “chases seem to transform ideological suspense into physical suspense without any friction.”22 Moreover, chase sequences are “immensely serviceable for establishing a continuity of suspenseful physical action” (42...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
... thriller based on the novel of the same name by Scott Turow.* The film-both in its advertised image and from its internal point of view-caters to an educated, white, yuppie audience. It is a classic suspense film in one sense, fitting precisely the narrative conventions generally associated...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 1–33.
Published: 01 May 2024
... Extraviada in two related ways. The structure of the camp as a “dislocating localization,” according to Perera, emerges as a sociopolitical space in which legal rights and social protections are placed in indefinite suspension. While Perera's analysis of the camp is specifically situated in the post-9...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 31–53.
Published: 01 May 2023
... and temporalization underscores Akerman's la jeune fille . British film scholar Jenny Chamarette has named this effect in Akerman's work “queer agelessness.” 11 “ Agelessness ,” she says, as “a suspension of life and death, refuses the indexical links between ageing, vivacity, and mortality. And that suspension...
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