A high-stakes baccarat game turns deadly as British secret agent James Bond attempts to take down Le Chiffre, paymaster for the Soviet counterintelligence organization SMERSH. Aided by stalwart CIA agent Felix Leiter and the beautiful but duplicitous Vesper Lynd, Bond battles the odds to bankrupt Le Chiffre, lay waste SMERSH’s cashflow, and escape alive. Influenced by author Ian Fleming’s own experience as naval intelligence officer, Casino Royale is the first title in the James Bond spy series. It has been adapted several times for television and screen, including the 2006 film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Just what inspired Ian Fleming's original James Bond novels? What exactly did they do to lay the foundations for the classic Bond films of the '60s-and how did the films break with the books? How did EON Productions manage to keep audiences coming back for decades? What really changed in the reboot-and what stayed the same? How do the later Bond novels of writers like John Gardner and William Boyd fit into the bigger picture? JAMES BOND'S EVOLUTION: FROM CASINO ROYALE TO SPECTRE looks at all these questions and more in a study not just of the novels or the films but both which traces the broader Bond phenomenon from its origins in post-World War II Britain to the present. In doing so it looks not just at where it all came from, but how the Bond films and books were transformed time and again to stay popular through six tumultuous decades of political and cultural change.
This volume collects Ian Fleming's "James Bond" series, consisting of 21 novels and stories. Included are: CASINO ROYALE LIVE AND LET DIE MOONRAKER DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE DR. NO GOLDFINGER THUNDERBALL THE SPY WHO LOVED ME ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN QUANTUM OF SOLACE FROM A VIEW TO A KILL THE HILDEBRAND RARITY FOR YOUR EYES ONLY RISICO THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS 007 IN NEW YORK THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OCTOPUSSY If you enjoy this ebook, check out the more than 350 other volumes in the MEGAPACK® series, which include classic and modern tales of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, adventure, and much, much more! Search for "Wildside Megapack" in your favorite ebook store to see the complete list of available titles.
A High Stakes Gamble and the Consequence of a Dangerous Lie - In an Action-Packed Glamorous Spy Thriller
Author: Ian Fleming
This carefully crafted ebook: "CASINO ROYALE (The Ultimate James Bond Classic)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Excerpt: "James Bond suddenly knew that he was tired. He always knew when his body or his mind had had enough and he always acted on the knowledge. This helped him to avoid staleness and the sensual bluntness that breeds mistakes..." (Casino Royale) British secret agent James Bond is given an assignment of gambling at the casino in Royale-les-Eaux to bankrupt Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a French union and a member of the Russian secret. But soon the stakes run higher... Ian Fleming (1908–1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. James Bond is a British Secret Service agent and often referred to by his code name, 007.
Revisioning 007 is a lively collection of new essays on the reinvention of James Bond in the 2006 film Casino Royale, starring Daniel Craig in his first appearance as Agent 007. Treating Casino Royale as a case study in popular film culture and as a significant turning point in the 007 series, the book offers innovative readings of the film and its interrelations with the Bond franchise, the culture industry, and recent developments in cinema, society, and world politics. Essay topics range from the analysis of 007's masochism, voyeurism, and hyper-mobility, to the examination of the film's testicular torture scene, the links between international politics and high-stakes gambling, and the changing role of the secret agent in a post-9/11 world order.
When James Chapman's rip-roaring journey through the annals of celluloid Bond first appeared in 2000, the London Evening Standard said, "Chapman demonstrates that there is more to the 007 franchise than just girls, guns and globe trotting." Stephen O'Brien, writing in SFX magazine called the book "Thoughtful, intelligent, ludicrous and a bit snobby. Bit like Bond, really." Licence to Thrill went on to establish itself as one of the best books on the subject, and one that has made readers think in new ways about 007. It follows James Bond from the 1962 Dr No, through all the subsequent films of the franchise--including Casino Royale--exploring them within the culture and politics of the times, as well as within film culture itself. For this new edition, Chapman has now brought the story right up to the present, with an updated Introduction, a new first chapter and, most importantly, full coverage of Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day, as well as a brand new chapter on Casino Royale and Daniel Craig's new-look Bond.
Release on 2012-12-04 | by Robert G. Weiner,B. Lynn Whitfield,Jack Becker
The Films are Not Enough, Second Edition
Author: Robert G. Weiner,B. Lynn Whitfield,Jack Becker
Pubpsher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough provides the most comprehensive study of the James Bond phenomena ever published. The 40 original essays provide new insights, scholarship, and understanding to the world of James Bond. Topics include the Bond girl, Bond related video games, Ian Fleming’s relationship with the notorious Aleister Crowley and CIA director Alan Dulles. Other articles include Fleming as a character in modern fiction, Bond Jr. comics, the post Fleming novels of John Gardner and Raymond Benson, Bond as an American Superhero, and studies on the music, dance, fashion, and architecture in Bond films. Woody Allen and Peter Sellers as James Bond are also considered, as are Japanese imitation films from the 1960s, the Britishness of Bond, comparisons of Bond to Christian ideals, movie posters and much more. Scholars from a wide variety of disciplines have contributed a unique collection of perspectives on the world of James Bond and its history. Despite the diversity of viewpoints, the unifying factor is the James Bond mythos. James Bond in World and Popular Culture: The Films are Not Enough is a much needed contribution to Bond studies and shows how this cultural icon has changed the world.
Ian Fleming's literary debut of British Secret Service agent 007 is stylishly adapted to the sequential art medium by Van Jensen and Matt Southworth in the official James Bond: Casino Royale graphic novel. Sent to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux, Bond aims to eliminate the threat of the deadly Le Chiffre by bankrupting the ruthless SMERSH operative at the baccarat table. However, when the luck of the draw favors his enemy, 007 becomes the target of assassins and torturers in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse.