Bond and the horror genre: spooky similarities

Hello again. I want to start by apologizing for the paltry contributions in October. It was a remarkably busy month with work, a bit of socializing, working on other non-Bond related projects with friends, and a written retrospective for the entire Halloween film franchise for the film website I write for. Believe me, there were … Continue reading Bond and the horror genre: spooky similarities

Hot Topic continued: Bond’s treatment of women (Part 2)

Part 1 in the blog’s survey of Bond’s treatment of the leading ladies concentrated on the first three actors to portray the role: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, and Roger Moore. Part 2 shall advance things from Timothy Dalton through to Daniel Craig. The first chapter in the Timothy Dalton era was unequivocally influenced by the … Continue reading Hot Topic continued: Bond’s treatment of women (Part 2)

Film review: Dr. No Part 1 – cultural and cinematic limitations

DN is the movie every single Bond fan on this planet has to be thankful towards, otherwise none of us would have started fan clubs, blogs, magazines, podcasts, or constantly exchange ideas and bicker on Twitter. And yet, Terence Young’s film is not one regularly cited as a favourite within the fan base or by cinephiles with certain proclivities towards the franchise.