"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 James 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 is 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."--Publisher description.
Acknowledgements Foreword / Cynthia J. Miller Introduction / [Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker] Part I: EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF BOND James Bond posters: an art professor's personal view / Dirk Fowler Use your joystick, 007: video games and the interactive Bond experience / Kevin D. Impellizeri All bang bang, no kiss kiss? The Bond figure and video games / Abe Stein and Matthew Weise James Bond audiography / Kathrin Dodds and Robert G. Weiner James Bond - a true modernist? / Udo Greinacher Beyond the spiral barrel: a critical history of dance in the James Bond films / Kristen Hunt Branding the new Bond: Daniel Craig and designer fashion / Sarah Gilligan Part II: THE SOUND OF BOND 007 on the turntable: The Bond music off-screen / Wesley Britton "He Strikes Like Thun-n-n-nder-r-r-r-BALL-L-L-L-L-L!": the place of the James Bond theme song / Mark R. McDermott The melancholy touch: romantic shades of John Barry's Bond / Karl Madden Recapturing the Midas touch: a critical reading of the Bond songs' chart positions / Hubai Gergely Part III: GENDER, FEMINISM, AND THE WOMEN OF BOND "The Bitch is Dead": Anti-feminist Rhetoric in Casino Royale / Anna Katherine Amacker and Donna Ashley Moore The feminization of M: gender and authority in the Bond films / Tom L. McNeely Ian Fleming's solitaire: the voodoo virgin dethroned / Martha Daas For his eyes only? men's magazines and the curse of the Bond girl / Claire Hines Somebody does it better: competent women in the Bond films / Tom L. McNeely James Bond and the evolution of the gaze through female spectatorship / Britni Dutz The masculinity of James Bond: sexism, misogyny, racism, and the female character / Tim Hoxha Part IV: THE WORLD OF IAN FLEMING Ian Fleming and CIA director Allen Dulles: the very best of friends / Christopher Moran Aleister Crowley, Sidney Reilly, Basil Zaharoff: their influence on the creation of James Bond and his world / Richard B. Spence Ian Fleming as fictional character / Jack Becker The Man from U.N.C.L.E.: Ian Fleming's other spy / Cynthia W. Walker The Fleming chronicles: the amazing (fictional) exploits of James Bond's Creator / Brad Frank "All mixed up": James Bond's world of mixing, displacement, and boundary crossing / Lisa M. Dresner Part V: COLONIALISM, "BRITISHNESS" AND THE BOND IDENTITY Defining, re-defining colonial legacies in film: Live and Let Die, The Harder They Come, and the cultural geographies of early 1970s Jamaica / Daniel McClure Sellers' 1 1/2: Evelyn Tremble's celebrity impression of Bond in Casino Royale / Jennifer Swift-Kramer Ian Fleming's refashioning of the English gentleman in From Russia, With Love / Robert Cross The American superhero genes of James Bond / John Shelton Lawrence The adventures of James Bond Jr., sequential art, and a 12-issue Marvel Comics series / Robert G. Weiner The men who played James Bond / Roy Pierce-Jones Making Britain great again: John Gardner, Raymond Benson and the resurrection of a literary Bond / Finn Pollard The Games Bond plays / Philip McGowan Part VI: ROUNDING OUT THE WORLD OF BOND "The Gay Bond" or "Bond Goes Camping" / Rob Faunce The James Bond/Woody Allen dialectic / Andrea Siegel "Mr. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang": the effects of geo politics in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000 on the James Bond movies For Your Eyes Only, Goldeneye and Casino Royale / Jack McMorrow Remixed, not stirred: ripping off/riffing off James Bond in sixities Japan / David Hopkins A boy and his toys: technology and gadgetry in the James Bond film series / Tanya Nitins Christian culture, morality, and James Bond / Frank J. Smith Afterword : "Reflections in a Double Bourbon" / James Chapman Contributors Index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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