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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 193–231.
Published: 01 December 2005
... and media culture up to 1945. Pearl White portrait. Yingxi zazhi 1, no. 1, 1921 From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927 – 1931 Weihong Bao A prominently placed picture of Pearl (shown opposite) White appeared...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 15 (3 (45)): 227–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Patricia White Camera Obscura 2001 Patricia White is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective and associate professor and chair of film and media studies at Swarthmore College. She is the author of Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. 07...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (2 (47)): 177–229.
Published: 01 September 2001
... for This Place?': Fear, Entitlement, and Urban Space in Bernard Rose's Candyman .” Jealous Schoolgirls, Single White Females, and Other Bad Examples: Rethinking Gender and Envy Sianne Ngai As in matters of the heart in general females are more susceptible to the passion than men. —G...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... and filmmakers have depicted transformations in the meaning of public, paid work since World War II. Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis in Unbreakable (dir. M. Night Shyamalan, US, 2000) Hoodoo Economics: White Men’s Work and Black Men’s Magic in Contemporary American Film Heather J. Hicks...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (1 (103)): 109–137.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Moon Charania This article looks at two controversial war films— Eye in the Sky (dir. Gavin Hood, UK/South Africa, 2015) and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (dir. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, US, 2016)—both of which feature white female protagonists as conflicted but central participants in the racialized...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Anthea Kraut Abstract This essay revisits the question of credit and debt in the celebrated 1952 film musical Singin’ in the Rain (dir. Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, US) to show how white women's dancing bodies participate in the “talent relocations” that the movie both thematizes and suppresses...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 31–57.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Aniko Bodroghkozy Abstract Both the Martin Luther King Jr.–led Selma voting rights campaign of 1965 and the 2017 “Summer of Hate” in Charlottesville produced a white female martyr. Viola Liuzzo was murdered by KKK members at the end of the Selma‐to‐Montgomery march that culminated the Selma...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Phoebe Bronstein This article examines The Andy Griffith Show (CBS, 1960–68) within the context of civil rights news reporting and articulates how the sitcom used humor to reenvision and rehabilitate the South in its safer white image. By 1960, due to civil rights news coverage, racism could...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 112–137.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Thomas DiPiero White Men Can’tJump (Ron Shelton, 1992) White Men Aren’t Thomas DiPiero There is a quite memorable passage in James Baldwin’s novel Just Above My Head in which Hall Montana, a young African American who manages the gospel singing career of his brother, Arthur, specu...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 32–48.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Joy James Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Stephen Rea and Jaye Davidson in The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) Black Femmes Fatales and Sexual Abuse in Progressive “White” Cinema: Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game Joy lames Neil Jordan’s American...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (1 (37)): 31–68.
Published: 01 January 1996
...Scott D. Paulin Copyright © 1996 by Indiana University Press 1996 Sex and the Singled Girl: Queer Representation and Containment in Single White Female Scott D. Paulin The title of Barbet Schroeder's 1992 film Single White Female im- mediately suggests...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... kung fu movie is Yuen Woo Ping's Tai Chi Master . Jet Li in Romeo Must Die (dir. Andrzej Bartkowiak, US, 2000) The Legend of the White-and-Yellow Black Man: Global Containment and Triangulated Racial Desire in Romeo Must Die James Kim How may I touch you across this chasm of flown...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 327–331.
Published: 01 December 1989
... University of Illinois at Chicago Susan White My critical engagement with the issue of female spectatorship began (in its conscious form) during my childhood, when I wondered why I was so strongly attracted to a woman (Ursula Andress) in the Bond film, Dr. No. By contrast Bond himself seemed...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 8. Agnès Varda, Alice et les vaches blanches ( Alice and the White Cows , 2011). © succession varda More
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 67–107.
Published: 01 May 2009
... on the gendering of these concepts, Osucha argues that they can also be explained by nineteenth-century anxieties about stabilizing the boundaries of racial whiteness. Analyzing the historical legal discourse via the seminal 1890 Harvard Law Review article “The Right to Privacy,” as well as via early case law...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 31–69.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Marsha Cassidy; Mimi White Camera Obscura 2002 Marsha Cassidy teaches media studies and literature in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her writings have appeared in a number of scholarly journals. Her current research investigates from a feminist...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 145–151.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Patricia White Camera Obscura 2006 Patricia White , currently the board president of Women Make Movies, first worked there as an intern in 1984. She chairs film and media studies at Swarthmore College and is a member of the Camera Obscura editorial collective. She is working...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (3 (72)): 153–162.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Patricia White Camera Obscura 2009 Patricia White , an editor of Camera Obscura since 1997, also serves on the board of Women Make Movies. She is a professor of film and media studies at Swarthmore College and is working on a book on global women's feature filmmaking of the past...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (1 (100)): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Patricia White This introduction to the hundredth issue of Camera Obscura , on filmmaker, writer, and installation artist Chantal Akerman, establishes the importance of Akerman’s work to the history and perspective of the journal, as well as the journal’s central role in the history and concerns...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 126–127.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Kenneth White Abstract This is an introduction to a dossier on the work and life of Carolee Schneemann (1939–2019). Schneemann was celebrated in a memorial service at Judson Memorial Church in New York. The service included Malcolm Goldstein's improvisational performance on violin titled Soundings...