Nobody Does It Better: History and the James Bond Film Series
Paredes, Lori Nicole
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Nobody Does It Better: History and the James Bond Film Series examines the James Bond film series and its viability as a historical document. This study only looks at the Bond films produced by EON Productions. By examining the structured framework and formula of the twenty-three films in the series, one can see how the films have reflected many elements of history on film. The series spans a period of fifty years, so when the films are examined all together, they also showcase change over time. Sixteen of the movies took place during the Cold War time period, and utilized many elements of the war as plot devices. The seven post-Cold War films continued to reflect life by using contemporary issues to fuel the plot. The creators of the film series appealed to the popular opinions of their Western audiences, which made each movie a reflection of its time.