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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 157–167.
Published: 01 December 2019
... television soundtracks theme songs female vocalists Figure 1. Insecure (HBO, 2016 ) The pilot episode of Insecure (HBO, 2016 ) concludes with a note- worthy musical reference. In an earlier scene, protagonist Issa Dee (Issa Rae) embarrasses her friend Molly (Yvonne Orji) by refer- encing her sexual...
Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
...; indeed, the very theme song of the film, as well as the opening credits, signals sexual indifference as Jan's, if not the film's, desired goal from the outset. To underscore this, consider that the woman singing turns out to be Doris Day, as the credits segue to a shot of Day singing the theme as she...
Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... behind, on the side of the road, the coffee thermos that will become a leitmotiv throughout the film. As soon as the hus- band has left the screen, we see Jasmin walking in the other direc- tion, while the film’s theme song, “I Am Calling You,” begins.7...
Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., then the consequence of such a cut between multiple versions is as alarming as it is informative about the history of television as we have written it. Both the LOGOtv and FamilyNet versions of this episode also completely change the opening credits and theme song, which, as you can see from runtimes above, helps cut...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the theme song that inspired the series’ title. Although AIDS in the City relied on Ivo- AIDS in the City • 39 rian talent and was produced for Ivorian and African viewers more broadly, it was financed and its production was administered exclu- sively...
Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... Darrow, who played Elvis Presley in the British stage play, Are You Lonesome To- night. Other songs borrow their tunes from television theme songs (Marianne Wyatt’s “Gilligan’s Liberator,” Aya Katz’s “The Blake Bunch,” both based on Blake’s 7) thus fitting the program within a larger grid...
Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
... part of their lives -a development we’re clearly supposed to approve, since it shows the men learning to commit to someone. (As the theme song has it, “Something happened, baby, in my life / The minute I saw you / All the others faded from my life / The minute I saw YOU The fact...
Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 20–31.
Published: 01 December 1982
... another rendition of a theme-song dear to Godard (cinephile, pessimist, Romantic-his hero dies at the end, bereft of love), but it seems to me that Sauve quipeut (la vie), almost necessady through violence, gives us something for the future with respect to the figuration ofsexual difference...
Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 92–122.
Published: 01 January 1996
.... Sandrine decides to playa political song, and she and Vanessa dance together to it, mostly in the room behind the one in which Nicolas sits. They attempt to involve him in their dance, but he brushes them irritably away. HF: A second song, with the theme "solitude," and sung by Leo Ferre, keeps...
Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 161–186.
Published: 01 May 1996
... of natural and other disasters to female sexuality.Y'" In this reading, Marne equals "female sexuality." And for Forter, "the film in its nearly obsessive replaying ofwhat we might call Gilda's theme song, evinces a certain over-eagerness to "Put the Blame on Mame"-both on an abstract...
Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 1–29.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... The soundtrack of the film reflects a local ethnic music tradition, but the theme song, a tune Li learned in her childhood, holds distinctively modern and popular appeal. Despite the film s highly experimental style, Zhang firmly envisions Sacrificed Youth as a popular film with mass appeal. For Zhang, style...
Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to the film’s publicity, which highlights Houston’s prominent place in the ensemble cast. Again, we see how Houston’s voice becomes the signature mouthpiece for the film’s promotion with the theme song, “Shoop.” The music video, also directed by Forrest Whitaker, focuses on a close-up shot...
Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (2 (5)): 86–97.
Published: 01 September 1980
..., and in support of themes narratively presented or stated. For the work of the film, then, it is a question of how far these orders and levels of material, this layer upon layer, are indeed in play with each other. The Song of the Shirt opens on the contemporary problems...
Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 25–59.
Published: 01 September 2012
... we can hear chanted in the theme song, is a trans- African water Occult Melodramas • divinity. She is typically portrayed as a mermaid spirit, but she can change shapes, genders, and identities at any given moment, and she often takes...
Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 27–59.
Published: 01 September 2016
... is to model an aesthetic self-fashioning that speaks not only to the contemporary political moment but also to the televised representations of white and African American women. These women may not, to quote the theme song for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, “make it after all.” Or perhaps they will make...
Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
... on a theme by Diabelli, or the theme itself. The 14th variation was scattered through the sound track of India Song where its function was to evoke the Venetian past, the failed hopes of Anne-Marie Stretter. In an interview with Michelle Porte", included in the published text of Le...
Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... of the Mousketeer theme song: a ghosted reprise of the "Mickey Mouse shit" staged in the head at the end of the Parris Island segment of the film. "I'm in a world of shit yes. But I am alive," Joker concludes, while the Marines continue their song: "Come along and sing this song and join...
Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 85–127.
Published: 01 May 2003
... invoke lines from the theme song to Douglas Sirk’s classic melodrama Imitation of Life (US, 1959): “Skies above in ﬂaming color/Without love, they’re so much duller/A false creation, an imitation of life.” In the origi- nal ﬁlm, Earl Grant sings the song over its opening credit shots, in which cut...
Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 73–117.
Published: 01 September 2005
... or education. Moments later, she in turn witnesses a fan dance with interest and even participates. Anna thus embodies the alert, open Westerner. But the theme of interpersonal exchange is most clear in the song Anna sings in front of the map. “Getting to Know You,” one of the musical’s most popular...
Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 111–135.
Published: 01 May 2014
... will argue, there are similarities and continuities between the film and Cholodenko’s earlier work that are worth attending to. Each of Cholodenko’s films is about the spaces between different social, sexual, and sub- cultural worlds, and if a project, or at least theme, can be assigned 114...