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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Lee Wallace Lisa Cholodenko’s three films High Art (US, 1998), Laurel Canyon (US, 2002), and The Kids Are All Right (US, 2010) all tell the same story: a sexual and emotional ingenue arrives in a tightly circumscribed social world that both resembles and departs from a conventional family. At its...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Tania Modleski Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Three Men and Baby M Tania Modleski While some of the films in the current boom of baby boom movies suggest that woman’s primary role is to be a mother, others show men taking over this role...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 216–222.
Published: 01 December 1982
...R.S. Hamilton Alfred Guzzetti, Two or Three things I Know about Her: Analysis of a Film by Godard (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 1981) Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 Two or Three Things I Know about Her: Analysis of a Film by Godavd R .S. Hamilton...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 133–161.
Published: 01 September 2019
... as bearers of emotion, and on a crisis in intimate relations, the three films by Chantal Akerman, Claire Denis, and Ann Hui considered here reconsider melodrama’s possibilities. They all broach ways of rethinking Oedipal fantasy, moving beyond a story of the fraught emergence of the individual to one focused...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (3 (96)): 33–61.
Published: 01 December 2017
...) Diversity Times Three: The “Modern Family Effect” and the Privatization of Diversity Douglas S. Ishii Modern Family, a half- hour mockumentary sitcom that premiered in September 2009 on ABC, has given rise to what has been called the “Modern Family effect.”1 Modern Family...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... The tragic mulatto/spectacular mulata Peola (Fredi Washington) lying in bed as her mother, Delilah (Louise Beavers), worriedly hovers over her in a scene from John Stahl’s Imitation of Life (US, 1934) Two or Three Spectacular Mulatas and the Queer Pleasures of Overidentification Hiram...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 175–185.
Published: 01 September 2016
... various appeals to concealment and partial visibility raise critical questions about surveillance logics, technologies, and practices and their appeals to fantasies of total seeing and knowing. This essay is organized into three parts, and each part places Harvey's countersurveillance works...
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Published: 01 May 2022
Figure 1. One of Snoopmaya's three anti-Trump T-shirts More
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Published: 01 December 2022
Figure 2. Three photographs of ‘Ismat, mid-/late nineteenth- century, Golestan Collection, Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies. Inscription in the left photograph reads, “Deceased ‘Ismat al-Dawlah, elder daughter of Nasir al-Din Shah, wife of deceased Dust Muhammad Khan Mu‘ayyir More
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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 5. Three-dimensional model of the Munsell Color Tree. Photograph by Hannes Grobe More
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 149–183.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Nick Davis This article yields three new and interlocking readings of Julie Dash's Illusions (US, 1982), a classic of black feminist cinema frequently analyzed from the intersectional standpoint of gendered and racial representation. First, I explore Dash's potent use of close-ups at key points...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 103–127.
Published: 01 December 2018
...Muriel Cormican While Maren Ade’s three feature films— Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen ( The Forest for the Trees , Germany, 2003), Alle anderen ( Everyone Else , Germany, 2009), and Toni Erdmann (Germany/ Austria, 2016)—employ techniques of realism prevalent in contemporary transnational cinema...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 119–147.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Shilyh Warren This article analyzes Performing the Border (dir. Ursula Biemann, Switzerland and Mexico, 1999), Señorita extraviada ( Missing Young Woman , dir. Lourdes Portillo, Mexico, 2001), and The Price of Sex (dir. Mimi Chakarova, US, 2011), three documentaries that focus on the ways that poor...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 81–109.
Published: 01 December 2008
... the historical and contextual significance of these questions, I situate Benglis' video at the intersection of three visual histories in the US: that of early video art, seventies feminist art, and mass culture pornography. Although Benglis is primarily a sculptor, she turned increasingly to video in the early...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Robert A. Rushing The Italian peplum film (sometimes called the sword-and-sandals film) enjoyed a brief but intense vogue from about 1957 to 1965. Over three hundred of these films were made following the same basic model: a bodybuilding celebrity (Steve Reeves, Reg Park) was cast as a heroic...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 33–63.
Published: 01 September 2011
... liminal. Through close readings of The Seven Year Itch, Blue Velvet, Three Little Pigs , and The Empire Strikes Back , I track the range of meaning found in cinematic breathing, from the figurative presence of erotic breath in pornography to the literal associations of air and environment in animation...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 91–121.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... I focus on the advertising of three shampoo brands — Pantene, Head and Shoulders, and Pert Plus — each of which manifests a classic use of the notion of “glocalization” in their construction. In Saudi Arabia, global shampoo companies address a market that does not permit the visibility of women...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 123–130.
Published: 01 September 2011
.... In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female-dominated art form...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 131–138.
Published: 01 September 2011
... political failings. In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (2 (77)): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2011
... political failings. In all these cases, vids serve both to magnify and to aestheticize the audience's readings of the mass media. The three essays address different aspects of this practice and its surrounding culture. Francesca Coppa explores the historical and sociopolitical implications of a female...