Together with guest Van Jensen, we dissect the original James Bond source material. We look at Ian Fleming’s life and possible wish fulfillment, as well as how he wrote and published this post-World War II spy story. And of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t also discuss Bond’s misogyny and nationalistic fantasizing.
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- Casino Royale (the book)
- Casino Royale (the film that is nuts)
- Casino Royale (the film that is great)
- Pinocchio, Vampire Slayer
- The Leg
- Spook Country
- The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
- The Honourable Schoolboy
- The Bond Dossier
- The Magic Christian
- Listen Notes
- Kerr, P., & Saunders, F. S. (2002). Licensed to print money. New Statesman, 131(4576), 38.
- Moran, C. (2013). Ian Fleming and the Public Profile of the CIA. Journal Of Cold War Studies, 15(1), 119.
- Bond, J. (2008). Nobody Does It Better. (cover story). In Britain, 76(2), 22.
- Grose, T. K. (2008). The Man With the Golden Typewriter. U.S. News & World Report, 144(13), 28.
- Casino Royale: 60 years old
- ‘The name’s Secretan? James Secretan’: Early draft of Casino Royale reveals what Ian Fleming wanted to call his super spy
- Bottoms Up
- Bond’s Women: Feminist Heroes or Mere Accessories?
- 5 Things I Learned About Women From The James Bond Books