Spyscreen: Espionage on Film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s

Spyscreen: Espionage on Film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s

by Toby Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198159528

ISBN-13: 9780198159520

Pub. Date: 10/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is a genre study of English-language spy fiction film and television between the 1930s and 1960s. Taking as his focus many well-known films and television series, such as James Bond, Gilda, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Avengers, Toby Miller uses a wide range of critical approaches, including textual interpretation, audience studies, and cultural history,

Overview

This is a genre study of English-language spy fiction film and television between the 1930s and 1960s. Taking as his focus many well-known films and television series, such as James Bond, Gilda, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Avengers, Toby Miller uses a wide range of critical approaches, including textual interpretation, audience studies, and cultural history, to offer new insights into this popular genre.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198159520
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/01/2003
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Spy Histories
2. Thirty-Nine Steps to 'the borders of the possible', taken by Alfred Hitchcock, amateur observer
3. Life in the Forties - The good neighbour programme, Gilda, The Third Man, and global commodities (with George Yúdice)
4. Class and Governance: Danger Man/The Prisoner, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Spy who Came in from the Cold, and The Ipcress File
5. Cultural Imperialism and James Bond
6. The Avengers, Honey West, and Modesty Blaise - Women Making Trouble
Conclusion: A Day That Will Live In...?
References

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