The bond formula has proved remarkably durable and consistently successful for roughly a third of cinemas history half the period since the introduction of talking pictures in the late 1920s moreover licence to thrill argues that for the foreseeable future the james bond films are likely to go on being what they have always been a unique and very special kind of popular cinema. Licence to thrill follows bond from the 1962 dr no through all the subsequent bond films exploring them within the culture and politics of the times as well as within film culture itself. Licence to thrill follows bond from the 1962 dr no through all the subsequent bond films exploring them within the culture and politics of the times as well as within film culture itself. The james bond epic is the most popular film series in silver screen history it is estimated that a quarter of the worlds population has seen a bond feature the saga of britains best loved martini hound who we all know prefers his favorite drink shaken not stirred has adapted to changing times for four decades without ever abandoning its tried and true formula of diabolical . Licence to thrill a cultural history of the james bond films cinema and society revised edition edition by james chapman 2 want to read published february 19 2008 by i b tauris written in english
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