Goldeneye

Author: Matthew Parker

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448185262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4332


THE TOP 10 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Completely fascinating, authoritative and intriguing' William Boyd 'The big bang of Bond books... Beautiful, brilliant' Tony Parsons _______________________________________________________________________ Goldeneye: the story of Ian Fleming in Jamaica and the creation of British national icon, James Bond. From 1946 until the end of his life, Ian Fleming lived for two months of every year at Goldeneye - the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica's north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written here. Fleming adored the Jamaica he had discovered, at the time an imperial backwater that seemed unchanged from the glory days of the empire. Amid its stunning natural beauty, the austerity and decline of post-war Britain could be forgotten. For Fleming, Jamaica offered the perfect mixture of British old-fashioned conservatism and imperial values, alongside the dangerous and sensual: the same curious combination that made his novels so appealing, and successful. The spirit of the island - its exotic beauty, its unpredictability, its melancholy, its love of exaggeration and gothic melodrama - infuses his writing. Fleming threw himself into the island's hedonistic Jet Set party scene: Hollywood giants, and the cream of British aristocracy, the theatre, literary society and the secret services spent their time here drinking and bed-hopping. But while the whites partied, Jamaican blacks were rising up to demand respect and self-government. And as the imperial hero James Bond - projecting British power across the world - became ever more anachronistic and fantastical, so his popularity soared. Drawing on extensive interviews with Ian's family, his Jamaican lover Blanche Blackwell and many other islanders, Goldeneye is a beautifully written, revealing and original exploration of a crucially important part of Ian Fleming's life and work.

Birds of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Author: Jan L. Wassink

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423088

Category: Nature

Page: 212

View: 356


Bird-watchers of all ages and abilities will enjoy this field guide to 197 common and distinctive bird species for the Pacific Northwest mountains. Beginners will appreciate the book's easy-to-use format, while seasoned birders will delight in the fine f

Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses

Author: Angelos Stavrou,Herbert Bos,Georgios Portokalidis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319113798

Category: Computers

Page: 490

View: 2903


This book constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses, RAID 2014, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, in September 2014. The 22 full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 113 submissions, and are presented together with 10 poster abstracts. The papers address all current topics in computer security, including network security, authentication, malware, intrusion detection, browser security, web application security, wireless security, vulnerability analysis.

Game On, Hollywood!

Author: Gretchen Papazian,Joseph Michael Sommers

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647114X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 233

View: 2365


The 14 essays in Game on, Hollywood! take on several points of game and film intersection. They look at storylines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game), but it is even more about narrative. The essays draw attention to the ways and possibilities of telling a story. They consider differences and similarities across modes of storytelling (showing, telling, interacting), explore the consequences of time, place and ideology, and propose critical approaches to the vastness of narrative in the age of multimedia storytelling. The video games and film texts discussed include The Warriors (1979 film; 2005 video game), GoldenEye (1995 film), GoldenEye 007 (1997 and 2011 video games), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000-2004, television show), Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003 video game), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003 video game; 2010 film), the Star Wars franchise empire (1977 on), Afro Samurai (2009 video game), and Disney's Epic Mickey (2010 video game).

Wildfowl

Author: Steve Madge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408138956

Category: Science

Page: 298

View: 7442


A summary of information on 154 species of duck, geese and swans of the world intended as an identification manual for the wildfowl enthusiast that goes beyond a regional basis and is light enough to be used as a handy reference book in the field. The text not only clarifies identification techniques but fully discusses problematic plumages in detail as well as providing a summary on world distribution and status complemented by clear distribution maps.

James Bond and Popular Culture

Author: Michele Brittany

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786477938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 810


The most recognizable fictional spy and one of the longest running film franchises, James Bond has inspired a host of other pop culture contributions, including Doctor Who (the Jon Pertwee era), the animated television comedy series Archer, Matt Kindt's comic book series Mind MGMT, Japan's Nakano Spy School Films, the 1960s Italian Eurospy genre, and the recent 007 Legends video game. This collection of new essays analyzes Bond's phenomenal literary and filmic influence over the past 50-plus years. The 14 essays are categorized into five parts: film, television, literature, lifestyle (emphasis on fashion and home decor), and the Bond persona reinterpreted.

The Cultural Life of James Bond

Author: Jaap Verheul

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9048532116

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 2013


The release of No Time To Die in 2020 heralds the arrival of the twenty-fifth installment in the James Bond film series. Since the release of Dr. No in 1962, the cinematic James Bond has expedited the transformation of Ian Fleming's literary creation into an icon of western popular culture that has captivated audiences across the globe by transcending barriers of ideology, nation, empire, gender, race, ethnicity, and generation. The Cultural Life of James Bond: Specters of 007 untangles the seemingly perpetual allure of the Bond phenomenon by looking at the non-canonical texts and contexts that encompass the cultural life of James Bond. Chronicling the evolution of the British secret agent over half a century of political, social, and cultural permutations, the fifteen chapters examine the Bond-brand beyond the film series and across media platforms while understanding these ancillary texts and contexts as sites of negotiation with the Eon franchise.