Licence to Thrill: A Cultural History of the James Bond Films

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I.B. Tauris, 1999 - James Bond films - 325 pages
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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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Excellent, concise, yet detailed & no shirking of controversy either. Recommended for the journey through the cultural Zeitgeist that Bond has made. Highly recommended Read full review

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Contents

Ian Fleming
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the James Bond Films and Genre
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Bulldog Drummond United ArtistsSamuel Goldwyn 1929
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Copyright

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