Thursday, October 2, 2008

James Bond Blogathon (10/24-11/16); or, Cinephilias of Anticipation

Please help spread the word. I'm pleased to announce that Will Scheibel and I will be co-hosting a James Bond blogathon from Oct. 24th to Nov. 16th, in anticipation of the newest Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which opens in the UK on Oct. 31st, and in the States on Nov. 14th.

Will and I are fellow graduate students in the department of Communication and Culture at Indiana University. We are also fellow contributors to Christoph Lindner's forthcoming collection, Revisioning 007: James Bond and Casino Royale(Wallflower, 2009).

I have written on On Her Majesty's Secret Service before over at Bright Lights Film Journal. I've also blogged on Bond in the past here and here. I also offered tentative thoughts earlier on Quantum of Solace, thoughts which were far from laudatory.

Will meanwhile has blogged on Bond far more than I have. The reader may find particularly interesting as a starting point his ranking of the best and worst Bond films last February.

Anyone who blogs or wants to start is welcome to join in. I will be posting my initial blog posts here at my personal blog, Jamais Vu, whereas Will's comments will be over at his blog, Camera-Stylo. We will post links to those and all other Bond posts here on Mabuse at regular intervals.

All aspects of every Bond text and Bond Culture--films, books and other media--as well as negative and positive takes, are welcome. I look forward to it.


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