Equipping James Bond: Guns, Gadgets, And Technological Enthusiasm
"In Equipping James Bond, Andr?e Millard provides readers with a hundred-year history of espionage technology through the lens of Ian Fleming's James Bond character and the gadgets integrated into both his novels and films. This book takes a wide-ranginglook at factual (as well as fictional) technology, starting with the beginning of military aviation spanning through the contemporary threat of computer hacking. Millard views the fictional James Bond universe--and its wide popularity throughout the twentieth century--as evidence for both popular Whiggish perceptions of technological development as well as the borderline apocalyptic fear of technology's potential threats. As technology developed in the twentieth century, Millard contends, so did the gadgets of the James Bond universe--Bond and his adversaries evolved alongside rapidly developing technology. According to Millard, Bond, Ian Fleming, and the global fandom of the James Bond novels and films were simultaneously enthusiastic about triumphant perceptions of growth and technology and fearful of their potential ramifications"--
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- Format: Hardcover
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- Language: English
- Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
- ISBN-13: 9781421426648
- ISBN: 1421426641
- Publication Year: 2018