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James Bond in World and Popular Culture

The Films are Not Enough, Second Edition

Editor(s): Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker

Book Description

James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published. The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming’s relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of John Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond are also considered, as are Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-2867-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-2867-X
Date of Publication: 01/05/2011
Pages / Size: 543 / A5
Price: £54.99


Robert G. Weiner is Associate Humanities Librarian at Texas Tech University. His presentation “How My X-Wife Taught Me to Love James Bond” has been given at conferences, and even once in a church. He has taught several classes on Bond and Popular Culture, and is Area Chair for James Bond and Popular Culture for the Southwest Popular Culture Association. He has been published in the Texas Library Journal, Journal of Southwest Cultures, International Journal of Comic Art, and the East Texas Historical Journal. He is the author and editor of books on the Grateful Dead, and most recently edited Graphic Novels and Comics in Libraries and Archives, and co-edited From the Arthouse to the Grindhouse and Cinema Inferno: Celluloid Explosions from the Cultural Margins. This book on Bond has long been a dream of his.

B. Lynn Whitfield is Associate Archivist at the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library where she serves as the University Archivist of Texas Tech University and administers its records management program. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art from Mercer University in 1993, her Master’s Degree in Museum Science in 1995 and passed the national archivist’s exam in 2004 to become a Certified Archivist. Recently she edited the exhibit catalogue Medieval Southwest: Manifestations of the Old World in the New.

Jack Becker is Associate Librarian at Texas Tech University. He is the librarian for history. He has been published in the West Texas Historical Association Yearbook, Journal of Southwest Cultures, and Journal of Ethno-American History. He has presented on James Bond at the Southwestern Popular Culture Association.