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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

James Bond Uncovered

Editors: Strong, Jeremy (Ed.)

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  • Presents a multi-disciplinary analysis of James Bond, ranging across media
  • Offers a particular emphasis on adaptation - the process of bringing Bond to the screen
  • Discusses Bond from a wealth of new perspectives, spanning production to reception
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About this book

This volume brings fresh perspectives to the study of James Bond. With a strong emphasis on the process of Bond’s incarnation on screen and his transit across media forms, chapters examine Bond in terms of adaptation, television, computer games, and the original novels. Film nonetheless provides the central focus, with analysis of both the corpus as a whole—from Dr. No to Spectre—and of particular films, from popular and much-discussed movies such as Goldfinger and Skyfall to comparatively under-examined texts such as the 1967 Casino Royale and A View to a Kill. Contributors’ expertise and interests encompass such diverse aspects of and approaches to the Bond stories as Sound Design, Empire, Food and Taste, Geo-politics, Feminist re-reading, Tarot, Landscape and Sets. 

About the authors

Jeremy Strong is Professor of Literature and Film at the University of West London, UK. He has chaired the Association of Adaptation Studies and is the author of Educated Tastes: Food, Drink and Connoisseur Culture (2011) and the novel Mean Business (2013). 

Reviews

“James Bond Uncovered offers provocative insights on Agent 007, that debonair, ultra-British spy.  This admirable collection reveals Bond the gastronomic taxonomer, Bond the neoliberal capitalist, and Bond the nostalgic Cold Warrior.  Adaptation theory receives fresh treatment with geopolitical and end of Empire analyses.  Spanning Fleming's novels through Bond's iterations in television and film to cyber Bond, these remarkable essays shake our assumptions about this cultural icon and stir us to examine him anew.” (Homer B. Pettey, University of Arizona, USA)

“This collection demonstrates, seemingly against the odds, why James Bond has refused to die. Jeremy Strong has assembled leading scholars from different fields to view the spy from a range of perspectives: from the novels, films, games, re-inventions, spin-offs, sexual politics, the myth of British superiority, the decline of empire and even food. Strong’s collection proves, beyond a doubt, that Bond in here to stay in academia as well as in popular culture.” (Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, UK)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-22

    Strong, Jeremy

  • You Only Live Twice: A Tale of Two Bonds

    Pages 23-40

    Holderness, Graham

  • James Bond’s Forgotten Beginnings: Television Adaptations

    Pages 41-60

    Bignell, Jonathan

  • James Bond: International Man of Gastronomy?

    Pages 61-85

    Strong, Jeremy

  • Bond Resounding

    Pages 87-105

    Stockdale, Jonathan

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76123-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
James Bond Uncovered
Editors
  • Jeremy Strong
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76123-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76123-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76122-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09408-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 306
Number of Illustrations
9 illustrations in colour
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