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The Resource The world of James Bond : the lives and times of 007, Jeremy Black

The world of James Bond : the lives and times of 007, Jeremy Black

Label
The world of James Bond : the lives and times of 007
Title
The world of James Bond
Title remainder
the lives and times of 007
Statement of responsibility
Jeremy Black
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This insightful book presents a thoroughly entertaining exploration of the political context of the Bond books and films. Jeremy Black offers a historian's interpretation from the perspective of the late 2010s, assessing James Bond in terms of the greatly changing world order of the Bond years--a lifetime that stretches from 1953, when the first novel appeared, to the present. Black argues that the Bond novels--the Fleming books as well as the often-neglected novels authored by others after Fleming died in 1964--and films drew on current fears in order to reduce the implausibility of the villains and their villainy. The novels and films also presented potent images of national character, explored the rapidly changing relationship between a declining Britain and an ascendant United States, charted the course of the Cold War and the subsequent post-1990 world, and offered an evolving but always potent demonology. Bond was, and still is, an important aspect of post-World War II popular culture throughout the Western world. This was particularly so after Hollywood launched the filmic Bond, thus making him not only a character designed for the American film market but also a world product and a figure of globalization. Class, place, gender, violence, sex, race--all are themes that Black scrutinizes through the ongoing shifts in characterization and plot. His well-informed and well-argued analysis provides a fascinating history of the enduring and evolving appeal of James Bond."--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Jeremy
Dewey number
791.43/75
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.J3
LC item number
B53 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fleming, Ian
  • Bond, James
  • James Bond films
  • Bond, James
  • Fleming, Ian
  • James Bond films
Label
The world of James Bond : the lives and times of 007, Jeremy Black
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political background -- Changing values -- The later novels -- Bond hits the screen -- Moore and Americanization -- The Dalton Glasnost years -- The Brosnan era -- The age of Craig -- Toward a Bond world
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442276116
Lccn
2017011420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn969385649
  • (OCoLC)969385649
Label
The world of James Bond : the lives and times of 007, Jeremy Black
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Political background -- Changing values -- The later novels -- Bond hits the screen -- Moore and Americanization -- The Dalton Glasnost years -- The Brosnan era -- The age of Craig -- Toward a Bond world
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 185 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781442276116
Lccn
2017011420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn969385649
  • (OCoLC)969385649

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