James Bond And Popular Culture

Author: Michele Brittany
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618216
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The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt's comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan's Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy genre, and the recent 007 Legends video game. This collection of new essays analyzes Bond's phenomenal literary and filmic influence over the past 50-plus years. The 14 essays are categorized into five parts: film, television, literature, lifestyle (emphasis on fashion and home decor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.

James Bond In World And Popular Culture

Author: Robert G. Weiner
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
ISBN: 9781443822893
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James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published. The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming's relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of John Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond are also considered, as are Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough features articles by noted scholars like Professor James Chapman, John Shelton Lawrence, Cynthia J. Miller, Dr. Wesley Britton, Dirk Fowler, Kristen Hunt, Kathrin Dodds, Tom L. McNeely, Claire Hines, Richard B. Spence, Cynthia Walker, Lisa M. Dresner, Andrea Siegel, and David Hopkins among many others.

Ian Fleming James Bond

Author: Edward P. Comentale
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253345233
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Cultural critics examine the many faces of 007 and of its creator, Ian Fleming, placing the original novels in the political and social contexts that spawned the character.

The James Bond Songs

Author: Adrian Daub
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190234520
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You know the name. You know the number. And, strangely enough, you recognize the songs: "Live and Let Die," "Skyfall," "Nobody Does It Better" and of course "Goldfinger." For more than fifty years, the producers of the James Bond movies have felt the need to open their films with chintzy songs featuring puzzling lyrics about diamonds and guns. And for more than fifty years we've listened to, bought, and sung along with these songs. The Bond-songs make pop critics and pop historians of all of us - there is a canon of them, and whenever a new one hits the airwaves we compare it to that canon. This book is about the canon, but it's as much about the kind of audience that canon has turned us into. The Bond-songs are far more about us the consumers than they are about 007: they talk to us about what pop music has to do with work, they try to tell us what's great (and maybe not so great) about capitalism, they speak about aging and becoming obsolete. Following their trail of bizarre lyrics and retro instrumental gestures we trace a secret history of pop and of our changing ways of listening to pop over the last half century.

James Bond And Philosophy

Author: James B. South
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698169
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“Bond. James Bond.” Since Sean Connery first uttered that iconic phrase in Dr. No, more than one quarter of the world’s population has seen a 007 film. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equal ease — often, it seems, with equal enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled with his freedom to do what is forbidden to everyone else, evokes fascinating philosophical questions. Here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in Bond’s world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond’s relation to existentialism, including his graduation “beyond good and evil”; his objectification of women; the paradox of breaking the law in order to ultimately uphold it like any “stupid policeman”; the personality of 007 in terms of Plato’s moral psychology; and the Hegelian quest for recognition evinced by Bond villains. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book’s many pleasures.

James Bond In The 21st Century

Author: Glenn Yeffeth
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 193377102X
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A lot has changed since the first Bond film, Dr No, premiered in 1962. We've experienced the civil rights movement, feminism, the fall of the Soviet empire and 9/11. The world has changed, yet James Bond endures. Or does he? A fun, irreverent look at everyone's favourite spy. From letters of advice to Blofeld (|construct your next secret lair WITHOUT a self-destruct button|) to a debate on who is the best James Bond, this collection of essays examines the James Bond phenomenon with affection, nostalgia and tongue firmly planted in cheek.

The Politics Of James Bond

Author: Jeremy Black
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803262409
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The adventures and antics of James Bond have provided the world with many of the most gripping story lines of the last half-century. Fleming?s novels were bestsellers in their day, and the Bond films have been even more popular, becoming the most enduring and successful film franchise in history. By some estimates, half of the world?s population has seen a James Bond movie. A fascinating and accessible account of this global phenomenon, The Politics of James Bond uses the plots and characterizations in the novels and the blockbuster films to place Bond in a historical, cultural, and political context. ø Jeremy Black charts and explores how the settings and the dynamics of the Bond adventures have changed over time in response to shifts in the real-world environment in which the fictional Bond operates. Sex, race, class, and violence are each important factors, as Agent 007 evolves from Cold War warrior to foe of SPECTRE and eventually to world defender pitted against megalomaniacal foes. The development of Bond, his leading ladies, and the major plots all shed light on world political attitudes and reflect elements of the real espionage history of the period. This analysis of Bond?s world and his lasting legacy offers an insightful look at both cultural history and popular entertainment.

Driving Cultural Iconography

Author: Brendan Aucoin
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Aside from the proliferation ofthe Bond films as a whole, each individual film acts as a time capsule showing the progression of marketing using the Bond image from the 1950's through to modern time. Each Bond film is set in the contemporary providing a consistent window through which to view and study popular culture. Indeed, the Bond image, while staying true to its core, has evolved and developed over the years. Each generation has a Bond image; likewise each image of Bond has a corresponding Aston Martin. From a historical standpoint, the two brands exist as contemporaries of each other as well as being two of the most recognizable exports of England since the middle of the last century. Either of the two brands can be seen as ambassadors of a certain aspirational image for Bond fans to follow. With Bond 23, Skyfall, in production currently, it is clear that the Bond franchise will continue to be a force on pop culture for the foreseeable future, providing grounds and impetus to continue the Bond discourse.

The Overman In The Marketplace

Author: Ishay Landa
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739119860
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This book explores the emergence and significance of 'a Nietzschean heroic model' in 20th-century popular culture, some notable examples of which are James Bond, Tarzan, and Hannibal Lecter.

Licence To Thrill

Author: James Chapman
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231120487
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Provides a historical analysis of the James Bond films by examining the popularity of the series through a political and cultural perspective.