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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 74–100.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Sabrina Barton Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 “Crisscross”: Paranoia and Projection in Strangers on a Train Sabrina Barton Isn’t it a fascinating design? You could study it forever...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (3 (78)): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2011
... started her training in 1972, her teacher was known as the “last benshi,” a title that Sawato belied after her mentor's death in 1987. Today there are ten benshi, including Sawato and her five protégés. In this interview, marking the fortieth anniversary of her career, Sawato explains how she trained...
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Camera Obscura (2016) 31 (2 (92)): 93–117.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and texts, a vocal training that works against the dictates of standard punctuation, and the organization of a discipline to act are the main components of a methodology that refuses to obey a specific martial order of reading, speaking, and acting. Attending to Straub and Huillet's comments...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
... hospitality, a position that unleashes fully the uncanny effects of intellectual uncertainty, as can be seen in a reading of the bedroom scene in Strangers on a Train . But it is when Hitchcock's moving camera seeks hospitality in its own right that the full implications of this viewing position start...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 25 (3 (75)): 143–177.
Published: 01 December 2011
... is a reading of Born into Brothels , an award-winning film documenting the codirector and photojournalist Zana Briski's humanitarian project to emancipate the children of prostitutes in India by training them in photography and creating avenues for them to sell their own photographs of brothel life. A close...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (2 (83)): 177–189.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Huey Copeland Over the last two decades, American artist Zoe Leonard (b. 1961) has emerged as one of the most visually attuned photographers of her generation, using images as a means of documentation, invention, remembrance, and critique. Regardless of the sites and objects on which she trains her...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (3 (99)): 129–145.
Published: 01 December 2018
.... PQF has been making significant strides in improving funding structures, work climate, and training opportunities for women in all sectors of the German film industry. In the interview, Turanskyj also elaborates on the auto­didactic and collaborative nature of her film practice, significant influences...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 215–229.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that Varda began her directorial career with little knowledge of cinema (stories Varda herself echoed). This article excavates little-known 1950s photographic studies from her archives to show how, in her early cinematic career, she utilized her training as a photographer to conceive her early films...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 112–132.
Published: 01 May 1988
..., was born in 1895, in the Golden Age of railway travel. As the prehistory and beginnings of cinema strongly suggest, film finds an apt metaphor in the railroad. The train can be seen as providing the prototypical ex- perience of looking at a framed, moving image, and as the mechanical double...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (1 (58)): 107–147.
Published: 01 May 2005
... films about the violence and bloodshed during partition. Why is it that filmmakers continue to use carnage as a way to provoke audience reaction? Why is a train full of bloodied Moslem/ Hindu [sic] bodies used to illustrate the madness of that time? Doesn’t any one see that [Mehta] exploits...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 211–215.
Published: 01 May 1979
... Clement. One notes already, in this starkness, the non-diegetization of the names of the people involved in the produc- tion of this film (in contrast to the now very common practice of weaving credits into the opening images). The first shot following the titles is of the platform of a train...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (3 (54)): 41–69.
Published: 01 December 2003
... in particular, will eventually catch up with video through one or more of the avenues I describe below. Many people from Arab countries, perhaps even the major- ity, receive at least some of their professional media training over- seas at present. Lebanon has “indigenized” training in cinema...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 96–123.
Published: 01 September 1999
... Ermey) informs them upon their completion of recruit training, they are members now of a distended, mechanical male family: "From now on, until the day you die, wher• ever you are, every Marine is your brother." "Most of you," Hartman continues, "will go to Vietnam. Some of you will not come back...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 70–89.
Published: 01 May 1990
...) and even urban trolley or subway rides.34The films generally showed dramatic outdoor scenery from the front or rear of a moving train, creating the illusion of movement into or away from the scene. Film historian Raymond Fielding notes, “The 80 illusion was quite convincing, all the more so...
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 67–92.
Published: 01 September 1977
...- the work of analysis-through the chains of displacement and metaphoricity, Shadow ofa Doubt In the train going to Santa Rosa(ina later film , The Birds, the birds will al- sohitSanta Rosa),Charlie, the uncle, isinvisible. His voiceisheard-a brief dialogue with the conductor-behind a black screen...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 27–38.
Published: 01 May 1976
... continually dart sideways, forward, down. She stops, assumes a posture and reads a statement which tells the audience what will follow. ,'You will now see a young girl in a train, then I'll tell you a few little stories, thenwe'll do the pharmacy sequence. At the end there'll be a real falL...
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Camera Obscura (1979) 1-2 (3-1 (3-4)): 198–210.
Published: 01 May 1979
... it. Her formal education in France included degrees in mathematics and a highly technical training at the Ecole Nationale de la Photo- graphie et de la Cinematographie, usually referred to as Vaugirard. From 1966 to 1970 she worked sometimes as assistant cameraperson and sometimes as assistant...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 1–9.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... Introduction: There’s Something about Mary Alexander Doty I was trained by the Catholic Church to be a diva worshipper. In pre – Vatican II days, at least, the Cult of the Blessed Virgin Mary was what seemed to set Catholicism apart from other Christian religions. Though long estranged from...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 91–129.
Published: 01 May 1992
...” was to be shown by a trained lecturer as part of a larger venereal disease instruction program. However, shortly after the film’s production, due to the enormous “demand for the motion picture method of educating civilian groups,” ASHA and the US Public Health Service (USPHS...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (1 (46)): 143–179.
Published: 01 May 2001
... Cassel), Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui), and Hubert (Hubert Kound take an RER train from the banlieue into the central space of Paris in order to collect a debt owed to Saïd. The camera shows us a close- 05-Schroeder.sh 5/29/01 12:39 PM Page 158...