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Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond

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The Bond Girl is one of the most recognized and celebrated cultural icons of the last fifty years. First introduced in Ian Fleming's novels and short stories, producers Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman breathed life into her cinematic manifestation beginning with Dr. No in 1962. Since then, the world has been fascinated by the Bond Girl.


Although she has been l
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Kindle Edition, First, 460 pages
Published October 13th 2010 by Xlibris (first published October 2010)
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Cynthia Frazer
Sep 26, 2014 Cynthia Frazer rated it it was ok
The book's not bad, just not as interesting as a dry martini.

Somehow I expected this would change my assessment of Fleming and his portrayal of the female of the species. My bad.

Only our interpretations have changed, in how we reinvent her for the films, and reinvent, and excuse, and interpret our previous interpretations.
Caroline
Jul 12, 2015 Caroline rated it really liked it
The book Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond takes a dive into the James Bond world and analyzes feminism. This is done by analyzing the movies in contrast to the books and how the world has reacted on the movies. Every Bondgirl up until Moonraker is analyzed by comparing their behaviours to the description that the movie makers want it to be.

I appreciated reading this book and how I got know the Bond world from a different point of view. I liked how the chapters varied from analyz
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Paula
Dec 02, 2015 Paula rated it it was amazing
This is an extremely well-written, comprehensive study about James Bond, feminism, and the way women are portrayed in the 007 novels and films. The analysis is very insightful, the writing is scholarly but entertaining at the same time, and the organization is creative as the author weaves the story of James Bond's women into a background about women in society and film and the second-wave feminist movement. Add it to your reading list, 5+ stars!
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Social Change & A...: James Bond and Feminism 1 15 Nov 19, 2014 07:21AM  
ROBERT A. CAPLEN is the author of numerous works of legal scholarship that have been published and cited in law reviews and journals across the United States. An alumnus of Boston University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in American history, and the University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mr. Caplen practices law and resides in Washington, DC.
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