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Title The cultural life of James Bond : specters of 007 / edited by Jaap Verheul.

Publication Info. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]


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Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 12, 2020).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Specters of 007 -- 1. The Forgotten Bond: The CBS production of Casino Royale (1954) -- 2. A Socialist 007: East European Spy Dramas in the Early James Bond Era -- 3. From Indianization to Globalization: Tracking Bond in Bollywood -- 4. The Dead Are Alive: The Exotic Non-Place of the Bondian Runaway Production -- 5. Bond Rebooted: The Transnational Appeal of the Daniel Craig James Bond Films -- 6. Paradoxical Masculinity: James Bond, Icon of Failure -- 7. Femininity, Seriality and Collectivity: Rethinking the Bond Girl -- 8. Market Forces: James Bond, Women of Color, and the Eastern Bazaar -- 9. Shaken, Not Stirred Britishness: James Bond, Race, and the Transnational Imaginary -- 10. Global Agency between Bond and Bourne : Skyfall and James Bond in Comparison to the Jason Bourne Film Series -- 11. James Bond and Art Cinema -- 12. Branding 007: Title Sequences in the James Bond Films -- 13. "Unlike Men, The Diamonds Linger:" Bassey and Bond Beyond the Theme Song -- 14. Skyfall and Global Casino Culture -- 15. Three Dimensions of Bond : Adaptive Fidelity and Fictional Coherence in the Videogame Adaptations of GoldenEye -- Index
Summary The release of No Time To Die in 2020 heralds the arrival of the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series. Since the release of Dr. No in 1962, the cinematic James Bond has expedited the transformation of Ian Fleming's literary creation into an icon of western popular culture that has captivated audiences across the globe by transcending barriers of ideology, nation, empire, gender, race, ethnicity, and generation. The Cultural Life of James Bond: Specters of 007 untangles the seemingly perpetual allure of the Bond phenomenon by looking at the non-canonical texts and contexts that encompass the cultural life of James Bond. Chronicling the evolution of the British secret agent over half a century of political, social, and cultural permutations, the fifteen chapters examine the Bond-brand beyond the film series and across media platforms while understanding these ancillary texts and contexts as sites of negotiation with the Eon franchise.
Subject James Bond films -- Social aspects.
Films de James Bond -- Aspect social.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Mystery & Detective.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Verheul, J., editor.
ISBN 9789048532117 (electronic bk.)
9048532116 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000068151327

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