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When Did the Bond Song Become So White? Why Picking Sam Smith for SPECTRE May Not Have Been a Good Idea
Associate Professor, Stanford University
It wasn't ever going to be anyone but Sam Smith, but until last week's announcement that he'd be singing the theme song for SPECTRE (entitled "Writing's On the Wall"), there was at least hope.
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Time For The Next 'Skyfall'?
The Oscars: How the Women Saved the Show From Spiraling Downward
Author, Journalist, Humorist, Cultural Moderator, More ...
Sunday night's Oscars telecast proved one thing: perhaps women should be running the show -- figuratively and otherwise.
10 Lessons I Learned From James Bond Films
With the recent 50th anniversary of James Bond spy 007 films, I've reflected on what they've taught me. Bond films have it all: the cool cars, the gadgets, the ingenious villain, the uncompromising style, and of course the Bond Girls. Add these all up, and here are the lessons I've learned.
Chicken Little Was Right:
Falls With a Thud
Writer, former executive, consultant and pastor/chaplain
is just one long, increasingly boring display of moviemaking tricks, without a hint of plot or drama or character to be had anywhere. I could only imagine poor Ian Fleming turning over in his grave.
Of Guns and (Not So Much) Glory: Jack, James and American and British Dreams
Susan J. Napier
Professor of Japanese Studies, Tufts University
LOOK: 007's Legacy In Posters
Looking Good, Adele!
How Accurate Are Bourne and Bond? Ask an Ex-CIA Officer
Former CIA officer, author
Frequently, a new acquaintance will say, "I'd like to ask you to tell me what you really did for the CIA, but I know that you would then have to kill me." This is supposed to be funny, but it troubles me because it shows such a fundamental misunderstanding.
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Billion Dollar Bond
James Bond, M and Me
Helene Cohen Bludman
Books is Wonderful
What's bugging our still handsome hunk is pure and simple middle-aged angst about losing his edge. Chalk up one more boomer whose investment is yielding diminishing returns. The man is slipping.
What James Bond Can Teach Us About Multigenerational Societies
Author of Living Wisely
A healthy society requires balancing the needs of all generations. At the end of "Skyfall," balance was achieved. We have our work cut out for us to find it off the screen.
What the Stones, Bond and Simpson-Bowles Teach Us About Aging
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
It seems that the industry of suntans and Botox is on the real front-lines of saving national entitlement programs.
'Skyfall' Now Highest Grossing Movie In UK History
When Does Quoting Poetry in Movies Work?
Writer, Poetry teacher
So when are poems used appropriately in movies? They tend to work in two cases: when the grandeur of a scene is already elevated, or when a scene brings the grandeur of a poem down to its level. I've collected a few of my favorite examples.
Meet Hollywood's New Gay Villains
: Boredom Overkill
Author, reviewer, and blogger
The overwhelming stench of nostalgia, regret, decay and desuetude in
-- perfectly symbolized by that grim Scottish manse -- made me wonder if this was supposed to be a eulogy. I hadn't come to bury Bond, but to cheer him on.
James Bond's Toughest Foe? The Great Recession
Founder of Silva Brand
Necessity is the mother of invention and smaller budgets almost always beget more interesting films. For MGM and its fortunes going forward,
is the comeback it needed, the ultimate symbol of its recovery. Resurrection
Daniel Craig: The Biggest Bond Ever (Sean Connery Is Shaken, Stirred and Feeling Cheated)
By now, the worldwide box-office take of
has most likely surpassed one billion dollars. So, who benefits from this bonanza?
Is the Best Bond? Not So Fast!
Jackie K. Cooper
This is Daniel Craig's third Bond film. He hit a high with
but was a letdown in
Quantum of Solace.
It seems the makers of these movies are still trying to decide exactly who Craig's James Bond is.
Biggest Bond Ever: 'Skyfall' Sets Records
Media Scholar and Critic, zakiscorner.com
Mendes, who previously worked with Craig when the star had a key supporting role in 2002's
Road to Perdition
, brings a methodical, refined eye to the proceedings, helped along by the luxurious cinematography by Roger Deakins.
3 Ways James Bond Stays Relevant
It's been a busy, full life for the world's most famous secret agent -- which begs the question of why, as currently embodied by Daniel Craig in the latest film, the character suddenly seems so fresh and relevant to the world of today.
James Bond in
: The Los Angeles Press Conference
Poet, pundit, award-winning writer
I love a great movie.
movie. It's nuanced, complex and truly thrilling. Plus it's a James Bond film to its core.
Is 'Skyfall' The Best James Bond Movie Of All Time?
Senior Entertainment Writer, The Huffington Post
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