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Beyond Bond

Author: Wesley Alan Britton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275985561
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A richly detailed overview of espionage in fiction and film, and of the ways in which actual spy work has been reflected in-and affected by-popular depictions.

Onscreen And Undercover

Author: Wesley Alan Britton
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275992811
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A history of spies on the silver screen, with an emphasis on the stories these films present.

Espionage In British Fiction And Film Since 1900

Author: Oliver Buckton
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498504841
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Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900: The Changing Enemy explores the key role of the spy novel and film in twentieth and twenty-first century British culture, discussing their origins, literary and political significance, and central authors of the genre. This book examines the intimate connections between the fictional treatment of espionage and the historical developments of intelligence operations, an invaluable resource at linking the portrayal of espionage in both fiction and film to the changing geopolitical realities of the modern era.

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 décor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.

Intermodernism

Author: Kristin Bluemel
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748688560
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This collection of original critical essays, newly available in paperback, launches an ambitious, long-term project marking out a new period and style in twentieth-century literary history.

The James Bond Phenomenon

Author: Christoph Lindner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719065415
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Sean Connery's tuxedo, Ursula Andress' bikini, Oddjob's bowler hat, and Q's gadgets are just a few defining features of the 007 world examined in this text. Drawn from the fields of literary, film, music and cultural studies, the essays in this collection range from revitalized readings of Ian Fleming's spy novels to the analysis of Pussy Galore's lesbianism, Miss Monneypenny's filmic feminism and Pierce Brosnan's techno-fetishism. Together the essays not only consider the James Bond novels and films in relation to their historical, political and social contexts, from the Cold-War period onwards, but also examine the classic bond canon from an array of theoretical perspectives. What the text aims to show is that there is much more to the 007 series than cheap thrills, fast cars and beautiful women. Leach, among others, Lindner illustrates not only how the Bond character has conquered the globe, but has sustained its pre-eminence across six decades. Starting with the original books and moving through the films, the music and the marketing, this study should be of use to students of film, media, popular literature, marketing and cultural studies.

Secret Agents

Author: Jeremy Packer
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9780820486697
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Why does the secret agent never seem to die? Why, in fact, has the secret agent not only survived the Cold War - which critics and pundits surmised would be the death of James Bond and of the genre more generally - but grown in popularity? "Secret Agents" attempts to answer these questions as it investigates the political and cultural ramifications of the continued popularity and increasing diversity of the secret agent across television, film, and popular culture. The volume opens with a foreword by Tony Bennett, and proceeds to investigate programs, figures, and films such as "Alias," Austin Powers, "Spy Kids," the -new- Bond Girl, Flint, "Mission Impossible," Jason Bourne, and concludes with an afterword by Toby Miller. Chapters throughout question what it means for this popular icon to have far wider currency and meaning than merely that of James Bond as the white male savior of capital and democracy."

Reading Into Cultural Studies

Author: Martin Barker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113492285X
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"Reading Into Cultural Studies" revisits a selection of key texts central to the formation of cultural studies as a discipline and as a project. These texts address questions of power, ideology and the possibilities and limits of resistance. Each of the eleven essays in the collection renews an early study in one area of cultural investigation, bringing such seminal texts as "Subculture" by Dick Hebdige, "Loving With a Vengeance" by Tania Modleski and "Bond and Beyond" by Tony Bennett back to the centre of attention, However the essays are not purely celebratory. Each study is critically examined in a number of ways - for its research strategy, its implicit theories of power and ideology, for the empirical evidence it draws on and its conceptual framework. Together, the essays provide an introduction to some of the central debates and issues in cultural studies.