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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 54–89.
Published: 01 December 1980
...D.N. Rodowick © 1980 by Camera Obscura 1980 Vision, Desire, and the Fib-Text D. N,Rodowick The task confronting this analysis is to try to define more precisely the relationship between the enunciation of desire and its representations in the fiction film...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Published: 01 September 2021
Figure 2. Carolee Schneemann, Americana I Ching Apple Pie (1975/1977). Detail from performance documentation, text by Schneeman, photographs by Su Friedrich. © 2021 Carolee Schneemann Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York More
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 159–167.
Published: 01 December 2013
... on and consistently modeled the responsibilities of a gay film critic was the late Alexander Doty, who pushed even further what it meant to queer a text. Doty insisted, as Wood did two decades before him, that queerness is less to be found “in” texts than in the reception and production of texts, particularly...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 69–95.
Published: 01 May 2010
... be that the film is substantially more open to the fluctuations and even deconstructions of the Oedipal relation, working through it while never, in fact, buttressing it. In noting that film texts provide (for) fantasy scenarios in which spectators are placed, however ambiguously, and through which they roam...
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Camera Obscura (2023) 38 (1 (112)): 55–79.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Eleanor Rowe-Stefanik Abstract This article reads Chantal Akerman's short film Saute ma ville ( Blow Up My Town , Belgium, 1968) with and against texts by Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, and Herman Melville. Rather than being merely a precursor to Akerman's later genre‐defining efforts...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (2 (68)): 141–166.
Published: 01 September 2008
... Fleeing by Night and Stanley Kwan's Lan Yu engage gay sexuality through their interactions with Chinese melodramatic conventions, be it moving with or running against the grain of the genre. While Fleeing by Night abides more strictly by these conventions to produce a “hysterical” text of excess, Lan Yu...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009
... in these films, Osterweil reads these texts as attempts to reconcile the trauma of interracial desire as represented in D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet while these films superimpose their own utopian fantasies of interracial, intergenerational romance over the vision of racial violence “written...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 35–61.
Published: 01 December 2011
...Peter Alilunas Alan Alda has an important legacy not only as an actor but also as a feminist activist. This article reexamines his star text from the perspective of his political work as a vocal and very public supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s, as well as explores why his name...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 1–43.
Published: 01 September 2013
..., be attached to skin pigmentation but indicates instead the body's extension beyond itself into the social sphere. With a close analysis of a variety of visual texts, ranging from the shadow of a lynched body in a 1930s NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) photograph...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 125–157.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., pornography) with New Wave cinematic aesthetics (jump cuts, an interrupted sound track, a revealed apparatus). It is a remarkable film for its sexual forthrightness as well as the value Vallois places on cinematic form. Johan is a dynamic text particularly when read through the contemporaneous political...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 85–117.
Published: 01 September 2014
... comedienne performers — most of whom have now dropped out of historical visibility entirely. I frame this comparative analysis through close readings of two key texts: a Vitagraph trick film, Princess Nicotine; or, The Smoke Fairy (dir. J. Stuart Blackton, 1909), which depicts the surrealistic plight...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 163–183.
Published: 01 May 2019
... of alienation, repetition, and permutation; in inventing shots that point to the lacking and the missing; in transmitting unexpected voices and sounds; and in creating hybrid forms of unadaptable identities, Akerman unflinchingly produces forms of persistent memories. The following short texts...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 197–217.
Published: 01 May 2019
... LOOKING ! The Films of Chantal Akerman 1968–2015 (2016–17) in Portland, Oregon, and culminated with CHANTAL? Dialogue between a movie, a cello, and a text , conceived and performed by Sonia Wieder-Atherton in 2018. This essay foregrounds films, installations, and performances that portray the interplay...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., and subjectivities into the field of postwar media industry studies while revealing how this hidden history invites a rereading of media texts from the period. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 women postwar television 1950s archival screen-writing Figure 1. Pay no attention to the woman behind...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
... a pernicious social text that prioritizes the necropolitical through the necro-pedophiliac. Copyright © 2020 Camera Obscura 2020 critical race theory geographies of brownness Eye in the Sky Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Figure 1. Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) April 2016 saw...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Soyoung Yoon Abstract This essay attends to the force of aggression in Carolee Schneemann's work, emphasizing the conflicts in the artist's representation of enjoyment, knowledge, and truth in her own body, with a focus on Up To and Including Her Limits (1973–76) and the underexplored text “Anti...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 185–197.
Published: 01 September 2021
... to Schneemann's text “Parts of a Body House” (1957–67), a series of paragraphs composed over a decade that describe a network of biomorphic structures and multimedia environments. The essay argues that “Parts of a Body House” is a “nerve codex” by which to read the artist's life and work. The essay is derived...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 129–135.
Published: 01 December 2021
... the residency to Sachs and invited her to make a film with the material. Through her own filmmaking, Sachs explores Hammer's experience of solitude. She places text on the screen as a way to be in dialogue with both Hammer and her audience. This essay provides context for the intentions and challenges that grew...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 61–83.
Published: 01 December 2021
... to social issues. In reconstructing Hirszbein's professional biography, the text combines different sources such as press reports, film reviews, photographs from the collection of the Polish National Film Archive (FINA), and data collected by the Institute of Jewish History in Warsaw...
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