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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (1 (31)): 96–119.
Published: 01 May 1993
...Anna Williams Copyright © 1993 by Indiana University Press 1993 The America’s Most Wanted logo. Domestic Violence and the Aetiology of Crime in America’s Most Wanted Anna Williams 1. Introduction Every week AmericaS Most Wanted, a novel hybrid of telethon...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of Minnesota Press, 2012). © 2014 by Camera Obscura 2014 Figure 1. “What are these things for?” Dr. Li (Kam Tong) inquires about the padding in the bustline area of a gown for his daughter Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) in Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961). I Dreamed I Was Wanted: Flower...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 131–157.
Published: 01 May 2011
... subjectivity”— containing souvenirs from the homeland, but primarily signifying travel and a provisional life—I want to ask what happens when someone takes those souvenirs out of the suitcase and places them somewhere new? I do this by reading two early twenty-first-century films by diasporic filmmakers...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 3. The eighty-two women standing on the red carpet stairs, representing the eighty-two female directors with films in the official selection competition across the seventy-one-year history of the Cannes festival, 12 May 2018. Amancay Tapia, “If We Want Better Films, We Need More Female More
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 26–31.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... It read as follows: "Happy New Year! I'm not in the least bit excited about 1988. Again I can't do what I want to do! I'm going to have to make a detective movie. Goddammit! I don't feel like saying any more." Chris Berry: How did you first get interested in movies? Peng Xiaolian: I wasn't...
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Camera Obscura (1984) 4 (3 (12)): 18–39.
Published: 01 December 1984
... meant to be on one monitor. Then later, the Modern Times piece was an effort to compile some of the elements of the performance. I didn’t want to just set up a camera at the back of the room and try to capture the performance, partly because at that time cameras were so bad in terms of light...
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Camera Obscura (1985) 5 (1-2 (13-14)): 162–194.
Published: 01 September 1985
.... That’s the idea; that’s why this camera was made It’s clear that the camera Godard wanted and which he christened the 35-8 (a 35mm camera that would have the small size and automatic features of super see his letter addressed to Aaton of February 5, 1979, published in Cahiers dzl Cinkma...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 118–133.
Published: 01 September 1995
... you want to slap and silence. In the beginning, Chris’s voice has control. It’s setting the pace. But then my voice starts pushing up underneath his until it’s on top, and by the end of the film, I win. I’m not reacting to what he’s saying, I’m just setting my own pace and letting my voice...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 1988
... want to be a film director?" I told them that I could go on about big principles like winning glory for the country and that sort of thing, but that when they asked me the question it had made me think of something. I used to keep a journal. At the weekends we often went out to factories or 33...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... for representation based on the various deviations or verisimilitudes between an original and its representation. (Close readers of Chow will want to compare this to her older work on untranslatability and “a resistance against the image6 Contrast this with two different discussions of the virtual...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... of recognition, a pain following a logic not so much of disillusionment as of betrayal: I thought you knew . . . What had I wanted of her work? Of her? What did I want of her still? What is it that we want of mothers? This question, according to Jacqueline Rose, is at the crux of how mothers have become...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 219–226.
Published: 01 December 1989
.... The relation I have had to formal cultural studies is always to demand the same test-using myself as a measure and my fascination with how others’ relations to cultural products differ from mine. For example, in the 1970s I wanted to open up a discussion of pornography...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 20–25.
Published: 01 September 1988
... everything. From my first days in filmmaking, I've been very interested in auteurism. I feel that for me film is like an author's pen. I want to use it to write the things I want to write, and not as a means of propaganda for official policy. CB: What made you want to make Sacrificed Youth? ZNX: After...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 161–185.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Jean-Luc Godard; Pauline Kael Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 The Economics of Film Criticism: A Debate Jean-Luc Godard and Pauline Kael Jean-Luc Godard: All right, you want me to begin? Pauline Kael: Please. J-LG: Do you know how long this is supposed to go...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 132–141.
Published: 01 December 2020
... professor to minimize my role, being a woman and having that opportunity to mature and be a mother. I didn t want to go visit Philadelphia during that time because I did not want him to see me pregnant. How odd and amazing; I felt so powerless. I had to recognize that I was falling right into a trap...
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Camera Obscura (1982) 3-4 (2-3-1 (8-9-10)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 1982
...Constance Penley Copyright © 1982 by Camera Obscura 1982 Les Enfants de la Patrie Constance Pen ley But children . . . what do they want? Jean-Luc Godardl G. Bruno’s Le Tour de la France par Deux...
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Camera Obscura (1976) 1 (1 (1)): 76–96.
Published: 01 May 1976
... that was involved with task, work, rather than with exhibition So being, I guess, a kind of renegade, or wanting to define for myself the battles that still remained, the arena seemed very much to lie with revealing to the audience some kind of "work" rather than "preening". Not showing off my...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 181–197.
Published: 01 May 2004
... relate to? Some Kind of Grace • 185 Miranda July: On the subway today I was thinking about the desire, in so many different areas of my life, to be allowed to change, to re- member to allow myself to change. In that sense, I always want the edges of my...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 1990
..., but a woman who only wants you for your money, cars and cash, will trap you (via pregnancy or other forms 1IS of manipulation), and move. on to another man (probably your best friend). It would be an understatement to suggest that there is little in the way of traditional notions of romance in rap...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 70–95.
Published: 01 September 1999
... independence as a problem: while Jonathan wants her to give up her autonomy and marry him, Alma announces that the only thing worse than a woman living alone is a woman who says she likes living alone. The central problem in the film, then, is the problem of feminine autonomy and its function...