James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007
Glenn Yeffeth, Leah Wilson
BenBella Books, 2006 - Performing Arts - 199 pages
** COMPLETELY UNAUTHORIZED ** The staying power of the world’s most dashing secret agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored in this smart yet nostalgic collection of essays. Leading writers, including Raymond Benson, J. A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox, discuss the 10 sexiest Bond girls, the best villains, and the controversy surrounding the latest actor to play James Bond. Topics covered range from the playful—how to build a secret lair and avoid the perennial mistakes made by would-be world dominators—to the thought-provoking, such as Bond’s place in the modern world, his Oedipal tendencies and perceived misogyny, and the unerring allure of the charming spy.
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Review: James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (Smart Pop)User Review - Ryan Scicluna - Goodreads
Some good Essays and very valid points. However I did not enjoy the sarcastic or "role-playing" type essays from the HR of MI6 and neither the chapter in which the Bond movies were given a score. I ... Read full review
Review: James Bond in the 21st Century: Why We Still Need 007 (Smart Pop)User Review - Pete - Goodreads
This was an interesting collection of essays, however, I found their depth and credibility lacking. I know that sounds ironic when talking about Bond as their topic. Considering previous books from ... Read full review
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