New ‘Bond’ Girl is a ‘Bond’ Woman

Late last week the producers of the James Bond blockbusters officially announced the title (Spectre) and cast of the 24th installment of the franchise, including the return of Daniel Craig as 007. But all the buzz about the announcement has been centered not on Bond himself, but on the newest—or rather, the oldest—Bond girl. Fifty-year-old … Continued

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Bond, Music and Gender

My earliest movie theater memory–in fact, one of my earliest memories at all–is of sitting with dropped jaw, thrilled by the brassy, guitar-driven theme song that opened Dr. No, the first in what would become the longest-running film franchise in history. The Bond theme is still my favorite movie music. Dr. No was released fifty … Continued

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