Moore Silliness

Tom Mankiewicz and the Shifting Tone of the James Bond Films Part Two: Habit, and a House Style Last Time: The arrival of writer Tom Mankiewicz impacted the tone of the James Bond film series in unexpected – and arguably detrimental – ways. With his formal departure from the series, do things improve…? A lobby …

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Moore Silliness

Tom Mankiewicz and the Shifting Tone of the James Bond Films Part One: A Direct Presence There was a time, pre-1995, when one’s appreciation of the James Bond films was measured against a single overriding criterion. Connery or Moore. It didn’t matter that somewhere in between, George Lazenby had made his single outing as the …

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Space is the Race: Representations of the 1960s Space Race in Apollo 13 and Hidden Figures

Ideological context plays a significant role in the representation of events in media narratives, not least in historical retellings. The space race of the 1950s and 1960s between the USA and the USSR has, in whole or in part, been the subject of many media texts, notably in American cinema. Their institutional purposes and ideological …

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Bigger on the Small Screen (Part 1)

From its earliest days, the potential to develop Doctor Who from an exclusively televisual concern into a cinematic behemoth of epic proportions has been evident to some of its canniest exploiters. Reports abound that Disney expressed an interest in adapting ‘Marco Polo’, one of the very earliest transmitted serials. More significantly, Milton Subotsky and Max …

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