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Licence to thrill : a cultural history of the James Bond films

Author: James Chapman
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1999.
Series: Cinema and society.
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A cultural history of the most popular and enduring film series of all time. Chapman explores the origins of the Bond films in Fleming's novels, locates them in the spy thriller genre, discusses the Bond formula and places the suave British secret agent's adventures in cinema history and film culture.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chapman, James.
Licence to thrill.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 1999
(OCoLC)607374298
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Chapman
ISBN: 1860643876 9781860643873
OCLC Number: 42790507
Description: xiv, 325 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Taking James Bond seriously --
Bond and Beyond: The James Bond films and genre --
Snobbery with violence: Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger --
Bondmania: Thunderball, Casino Royale, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty's Secret Service --
Bond in transition: Diamonds are Forever, Live and let Die --
The Man with the Golden Gun --
Keeping the British end up: The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker --
Cold warrior reborn: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, Never Say Never Again, A View to Kill --
Continuity and change: The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill --
For England: GoldenEye, Tommorow Never Dies --
Postscript: A licence to thrill.
Series Title: Cinema and society.
Responsibility: James Chapman.

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A cultural history of the most popular and enduring film series of all time. Chapman explores the origins of the Bond films in Fleming's novels, locates them in the spy thriller genre, discusses the Bond formula and places the suave British secret agent's adventures in cinema history and film culture.

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