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.

Onscreen and Undercover

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

The James Bond Phenomenon

Author: Christoph Lindner
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719065415
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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."

James Bond and Popular Culture

Author: Michele Brittany
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786477938
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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.

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Author: Alan Burton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442255870
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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story.

The Art of Indirection in British Espionage Fiction

Author: Robert Lance Snyder
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487135
Format: PDF
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In contrast to the classical detective story, the spy novel tends to be considered a suspect, somewhat subversive genre. While previous studies have focused on its historical, thematic, and ideological dimensions, this critical work examines British espionage fiction’s unique narrative form, which is typically elliptical, oblique, and recursive. Featured works include eighteen novels by Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Len Deighton, John le Carré, Stella Rimington, and Charles Cumming, most of which exemplify the existential or serious spy thriller. Half of these texts pertain to the Cold War era and the other half to its aftermath in the so-called “Age of Terrorism.”

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Author: Keith M. Booker
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810874598
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.

Moonraker

Author: Ian Fleming
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 1551997819
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British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate a man believed to be cheating at bridge at a London club. He is drawn into a much more complex web than he ever imagined when he discovers that his target is an ex-Nazi involved in a plot to launch a nuclear attack on the heart of London. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007. Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.