How is America treated in the James Bond series?
We kick off this week talking about the use of American locations in the James Bond novels and films, and quickly get detoured in to a deeper discussion about how the lense of Bond bends the relationship between the UK and the US through distortions and battles of power, culture, and sex. Along the way, we stumble upon rogue palm trees, 2 am commutes to Fort Knox, Welsh paddy fields, and banishing 007 from LA.
The recording took place on August 29th, 2019 in the USA.
Lisa Funnell (@CinemaOnFire) is Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma
Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com
Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential
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Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man