Licence to Thrill A Cultural History of the James Bond Films

ISBN-10: 1845115155

ISBN-13: 9781845115159

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: James Chapman

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When James Chapman's rip-roaring journey through the annals of celluloid Bond first appeared in 2000,nbsp; the London Evening Standard said, "Chapman demonstrates that there is more to the 007 franchise than just girls, guns and globe trotting." Stephen O'Brien, writing in SFX magazine called the book "Thoughtful, intelligent, ludicrous and a bit snobby. Bit like Bond, really."nbsp; Licence to Thrill went on to establish itself as one of the best books on the subject, and one that has made readers think in new ways about 007. It follows James Bond from the 1962 Dr No, through all the subsequent films of the franchise--including Casino Royale--exploring them within the culture and politics of the times, as well as within film culture itself.nbsp; For this new edition, Chapman has now brought the story right up to the present, with an updated Introduction, a new first chapter and, most importantly, full coverage of Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day, as well as a brand new chapter on Casino Royale and Daniel Craig's new-look Bond.
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Book details

List price: $21.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date: 3/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

James Chapman (born 1955) is an American novelist and publisher. He was raised in Bakersfield, California, has lived in New York City since 1978, and is the author of eight novels to date. His work combines experimental technique with a direct emotionality, often dealing with the anguish inherent in human communication. Excerpted in many print and online magazines, his work has won a Notable Stories in StorySouth's Million Writers Award, and been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize.

General Editor's Introduction
Preface to the Second Edition
Author's Note
Introduction: Taking James Bond Seriously
The Contexts of Bond
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 A Kill
Continuity and Change: The Living Daylights, Licence To Kill
Millennial Bond: Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day
Revisionist Bond: Casino Royale
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