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Published: 01 December 2023
Figure 5. “Now I'm going to go home and sleep with my wife.” Clue (dir. Jonathan Lynn, US, 1985) More
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 1. In “O.B.I.T.,” a US Defense Department employee surveils the wife of a government scientist through a mysterious alien technology designed to tear human society apart. “O.B.I.T.,” season 1, episode 7 of The Outer Limits , dir. Gerd Oswald, writ. Meyer Dolinski and Leslie Stevens, ABC More
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Published: 01 May 2024
Figure 2. Beleaguered husband Joe Britt watches his wife nagging him when his past and future life is magically broadcast on TV. “What's in the Box,” season 5, episode 24 of The Twilight Zone , dir. Richard L. Bare, writ. Martin Goldsmith and Rod Serling, CBS, aired 13 March 1964. More
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2012
... and complicity, not rebellion or resistance. Both, however, use the danchi wife to frame their broader social critiques. This essay argues that far from being the end of politics, sex films see liberation in intimate formal relation to postwar political and economic realities. Finally, I argue that sex films...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (2 (80)): 61–91.
Published: 01 September 2012
...J. E. Smyth Although The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (dir. Nunnally Johnson, US, 1956) ostensibly focuses on Tom Rath (Gregory Peck), the production of the screenplay and shooting largely revolved around actress Jennifer Jones's characterization of Betsy Rath, a stay-at-home wife and mother...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 115–147.
Published: 01 May 2022
... urbanist hyperspace that aims at absolute management of people and commodities. Unable to find something really new in new Italy, Lidia returns to the constricting discourse of melodrama she has been inscribed into as a long‐suffering wife in order to undermine its conventions and use its utopian potential...
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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 2022
Figure 3. Two photographs of groups of women, mid-/late nineteenth century, Golestan Collection, Institute for Iranian Contemporary Historical Studies. ‘Ismat poses at the center of both photographs. Inscription in the left photograph a reads, “Taj al-Dawlah wife of Nasir al-Din Shah, ‘Ismat al More
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 202–223.
Published: 01 September 1991
...- positions Letty back in her proper role as wife and mother. Yet, just as we must not exaggerate the transgressiveness of the first sequence, we need not overstate the repressiveness of the second for the wife’s disorderliness may remain an active source of feminine pleasure even though (or maybe...
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Camera Obscura (2024) 39 (1 (115)): 35–61.
Published: 01 May 2024
...Figure 1. In “O.B.I.T.,” a US Defense Department employee surveils the wife of a government scientist through a mysterious alien technology designed to tear human society apart. “O.B.I.T.,” season 1, episode 7 of The Outer Limits , dir. Gerd Oswald, writ. Meyer Dolinski and Leslie Stevens, ABC...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 149–179.
Published: 01 December 2002
... and heterosexual romance, and Rae is repeat- edly shown caught between the competing identities of wife and mother, unwilling and yet forced to sacrifice one love to the demands of the other. The power of this deadlock in Rae’s psychic life is sug- gested by the repetition that structures the film...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 296–320.
Published: 01 September 1991
... flashbacks to recall the events surrounding the murder of Polhemus. With one exception (the last scene of the film), he enun- ciates the image of his wife Barbara Sabich (Bonnie Bedelia): it is through Rusty Sabich that we “know” Barbara, initially staged as Polhemus’s “good woman” other...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (1 (73)): 1–27.
Published: 01 May 2010
... not deliberately murder his first wife in the backstory of Rebecca (US, 1940)? He does in the novel!4 Does Johnnie not try to push Lina out of the car and over the cliff at the end of Suspicion (US, 1941)? Does Scottie not hurl Judy off the tower at the end of Vertigo (US, 1958)?5 To be sure, repressive...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 84–117.
Published: 01 September 1995
... of the novel, the reader glimpses the many economic tribulations Nnu Ego undergoes in an attempt to keep her marriage intact, as well as to 95 provide cornmeal and school fees for her children. Tensions increase when, to satisfy his side of the family, Nnaife takes a second wife. Polygamy...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
... economic disempowerment. Indeed, the main character in the film, David Dunn, played by Bruce Willis, is defined economically first by his wife, who requires that he abandon his career in order to act in accord with her values, and then by the mysterious black man, Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), who...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (2 (86)): 35–57.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Narrowness portrays three couples: Song Siming (Zhang Jiayi) and his wife, who are in their forties; Guo Haiping (Hai Qing) and Su Chun (Hao Ping), who are in their thirties; and Guo Haizao (Li Nian) and Xiao Bei (Wen Zhang), who are in their twenties. The choice to use three couples to represent...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 103–123.
Published: 01 May 2013
... a proper name: the bachelor’s fantasy. Recall the film’s story line: due to a clerical mix-­up at city hall, a husband dis- covers that he and his wife were technically never married, despite having lived as man and wife for several years already. To the hus- band, Mr. Smith (Robert Montgomery...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 242–261.
Published: 01 May 1994
..., to travel abroad, and to defend; the wife to save, to stay at home, and to distribute that which is gotten . . .” The belief in the naturalness and legitimacy of this arrangement was bolstered by the idea that within the domestic sphere a woman exercised a kind of “dominion” over her husband...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2005
... the love-triangle rivalry between a traditional, pru- dent elder sister and a modern, haughty younger sister. Typical of this pattern, the film ends with the moga excluded on visual and narrative levels. On the day of the husband’s departure abroad, the moga wife does not appear to see him off...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... in 1944 and starred the real-life fam ily of bandle ader Ozzie Nelson and his wife, former singer Harriet Hilliard . Early episodes generally concern the four Nelsons (Ozzie, Harr iet and sons David and Ricky) at home , but later, episodes deal with the boys' girlfriends, college life and eventu al...