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“Goldfinger,” Goldwater, Civil Rights and Peak Sixties: Bond in Context, Part 3.

The history surrounding the most iconic film of the James Bond franchise involves politics, civil rights, Vietnam and a particularly crucial Presidential election.

By |2018-09-03T20:30:41-07:00September 3rd, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

Bond in Context, Part 2: “From Russia With Love” and the curious moment of the early 1960s.

The historical context of the second James Bond film involves the Cold War and hopes for a better world, many of which were dashed by the Kennedy assassination.

By |2018-09-01T20:30:50-07:00September 1st, 2018|History, Movies|5 Comments

007 and History: The James Bond films in historical context, Part I, Introduction and “Dr. No.” [video]

How are the James Bond movies reflective of their times? In my new video series I'll explore the historical context of the 56-year film franchise, one movie at a time.

By |2018-08-30T20:30:08-07:00August 30th, 2018|History, Movies|6 Comments

Deep Dive Movie Blog on “The Godfather, Part III”: We Need to Talk About Sofia. (Part 2 of 3)

While her acting is admittedly not great, the savage criticisms of Sofia Coppola's performance in "The Godfather, Part III" are unfair and unwarranted.

By |2018-06-08T20:30:50-07:00June 8th, 2018|Movies|0 Comments

Deep Dive Movie Blog: “The Godfather, Part III,” and its menu of remorse and hubris. (Part 1 of 3)

The much-maligned third film in the Godfather series actually has a lot of interesting things to say in its own right.

By |2018-06-07T20:30:26-07:00June 7th, 2018|Movies|0 Comments