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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 4–40.
Published: 01 September 1993
...Robert Miklitsch Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 Total Recall (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) Total Recall: Production, Revolution, Simulation-Alienation Effect Robert Miklitsch The men of Earth came to Mars. They came because...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2015
.... Bravo Media points to the pleasure of being totally commodified, but this pleasure is certainly not for everyone. Jane Feuer is professor of English and film studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of The Hollywood Musical (Indiana University Press, 1982) and Seeing through...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 149–153.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as an expansive theory, politics, and aesthetics that works against the totalizing gaze of global surveillance and also demands a place for the nonhuman in feminist and queer thought. Zach Blas is an artist and lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London...
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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 in...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 63–95.
Published: 01 December 2019
... analyzing Joyless Street through the lens of Close Up , I demonstrate how Bryher and H.D. anticipate the development of trauma theory, which emerged in the early 1990s. Unlike traditional, often totalizing, applications of psychoanalysis (which emphasize notions of spectator desire and lack), the Close Up...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 185–195.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Journal . This essay aims to reveal the collaborative nature of the working processes behind this project and the organic manner in which it developed as well as the challenges it posed at a critical time in the artists’ lives. In its totality the project and indeed its process, with its multiplicity of...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 61–91.
Published: 01 December 2015
... aesthetic works together with the spatial dimensions of McMansions (single-family houses characterized by massive square footage totals) to generate a sense of fear with particular resonance for a contemporary culture characterized by financial speculation, increased privatization, and retrenchment of...
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Camera Obscura (1980) 2 (3 (6)): 120–121.
Published: 01 December 1980
... re- member at times how angry I’d become because I couldn’t feel comfortable wallung around. Strange men appearing. Once I became totally angry at this dude giving me a hard time, raising my voice and saymg, “Hey man, can you just let a girl alone. I’m just trymg to have a good time...
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Camera Obscura (1983) 4 (2 (11)): 102–110.
Published: 01 September 1983
... consciousness and the process of totalization. Within this context I propose to explore Jameson's notion of the unconscious and its relationship to psychoanalytic conceptions of the subject. The bulk of The Political Unconscious is organized as a history. The chapters on Balzac...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 120–126.
Published: 01 September 1988
... notion of in- tensity is substituted for that of truth. The stakes, thus conceived, are extensive: the cinema operationalizes the image of an open totality, at once moving and non-orientatable, where the temporality that envelopes us offers itself in its doubly contradictory dimension- incessant...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 142–147.
Published: 01 December 1989
...- inism. Its emergence was a function of a discursive strategy at a par- ticular historical moment when reading and readability (as the effects of textuality) were centrally important issues in the theorization of film. It is a concept which is totally foreign to the...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 183–186.
Published: 01 December 1989
...” continues to be productive for feminism is, I firmly believe, first and foremost a PO- litical, not an aesthetic, question. Although I would not want to lose the attention to gender the “female spectator” facilitates, if it means conceptualizing an abstract audience as a totality-or half that au...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 213–216.
Published: 01 December 1989
... it if we are prepared to make the effort), but also that television is a great deal more than the sum total of individual programs. Television asks us to be many things, not only at different times but also simultaneously: female is only one of them. It is pointless, in other words, to talk...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 332–335.
Published: 01 December 1989
... inscribed in narrative cin- ema-but to chip away at its total alignment of power and pleasure with the masculine symbolic. Under what conditions could there be a positive, pleasurable and empowering position for the female spectator- 333 subject? My approach in quite a few articles was...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Forman, US, 1996), Love, announced as Calamity Jane, strutted out onto the strip club’s stage, skinny as a rail, undulating, eyes all afire, clad in gold go-go boots and a tumbling brown wig. As the bisexual Althea Flynt, Love was a total ham, but she devastated me playing an early 1980s junkie...
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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 (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 158–160.
Published: 01 September 1995
... the Designing Women. No. 32; pp. 103-124. Meehan, Eileen R. and Jackie Byars Once in a Lifetime: Constructing the “Working Woman” through Cable Narrowcasting. No. 33-34; pp. 13-42. Miklitsch, Robert Total Recall: Production, Revolution, Simulation-Alienation Effect. No. 32; pp...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 18–39.
Published: 01 December 1984
... choice because I was so excited about the fact that video could be used in such a variety of ways - installations, documentation, video art. Also, because of the feminist movement, a lot of women were jumping into video. To me, it seemed like it was more accessible. Traditional TV was totally...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 195–214.
Published: 01 September 1985
... relying solely on the text. On the other hand, we see the very richness of these readings as calling into question Kaplan’s claim that feminine sexuality is totally colonized by patriarchal society and its representational forms. Considering Cukor’s Camille, Kaplan...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 131–159.
Published: 01 May 2010
... scopophila — to be a compelling analysis of contemporary conditions. Yet I have reservations about the inclination here to gloss over technical and social particulari- ties, enabling the totalizing claim that generalized exhibitionism provides the libidinal architecture for an intensification of...