One of the strangest-ever Bond films has a complicated history, and the background of the time in which it was made is fascinating.
By 1967, the producers of the Bond series were trying everything they could think of to keep the movies fresh. Was the cultural moment of the '60s finally playing out?
By 1965, the James Bond films' glitzy go-lucky formula was starting to some up against an enemy more formidable than Blofeld: changing cultural times.
The history surrounding the most iconic film of the James Bond franchise involves politics, civil rights, Vietnam and a particularly crucial Presidential election.
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.
Part II of my look at 1980s cinema serves up a fantasy epic, space history and an eerie and disturbing horror film, among others.