Saturday, October 24, 2015

In James Bond News . . .

There is, of course, a great deal about James Bond in the news now, and we can expect this to remain the case for some weeks to come.

Reviews apart, much of it consists of retrospectives, trivia and commentary about the Bond films, which in their quickie journalistic fashion generally say little that hasn't been said before (and a fair bit of which wasn't really even insightful or interesting the first time). There is, too, plenty of will-he-won't-he speculation about whether Craig will be back for a fifth Bond film (and guesses about possible replacements, and lobbying by would-be replacements).

Two comparative exceptions are Nancy Tartaglione's analysis of Spectre's box office prospects at Deadline, and what the film's British performance may herald for its performance at the American box office; and Steve Rose's consideration of the Bond film's crafting in the new, more thoroughly globalized film market in The Guardian.

My Posts on Spectre
10/23/15
Just Out. . . (James Bond's Evolution)
10/10/15
Just Out . . . (The Forgotten James Bond)
9/24/15

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