His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond – in movies

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His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond – in movies

His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond by Dave Holcomb - is a new book on James Bond which we found to be a nice read. Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of masculinity, sexism, race, and a concept called the History Gyre. Join Dan and Tom as they interview the author!

His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond by Dave Holcomb – is a nice read and in this podcast, we interview the author!

We read a lot of books on spies – real spies and movie spies – so we can gain a little more insight into the spy movies that we are having fun with. This book looks at Bond from a unique vantage point. Kind of a cool title considering the EON just announced the new Bond film (April 2020) is called No Time to Die!

Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of masculinity, sexism, race, and a very interesting concept of how history and the Bond series goes through what is called a History Gyre, which suggests that history does not only repeat itself but that it moves in an evolutionary circle. Dave suggests that the Bond films go through this same evolutionary circle. It is a great book, which we enjoyed reading, and we had a great conversation with the author, Dave Holcomb – listen now!

We’d highly recommend it, and you can find it on Amazon, just search “His World Never Dies”. Or you can click here, which will bring you to our web page that discusses the book and how you can get an autographed copy.  And please tell Dave that SpyMovieNavigator sent you when you contact him directly for the autographed copy, or when you purchase through Amazon!

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We talk to Dave Holcomb, the author of “His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond” in the Movies

 

  • Dave talks about his background
  • He tells us how he got started in loving Bond and idea for the book
  • We discuss key elements of the book and key concepts that drive the book
  • We see how Bond has changed over the decades and how EON Productions has made changes to the film Bond character through the decades

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His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond, by Dave Holcomb This is a very good book that treats the whole concept of Bond from a unique vantage point. Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of sexism and race, and a very interesting concept of how history and the Bond series goes through what is called a History Gyre, which suggests that history does not only repeat itself but that it moves in an evolutionary circle. Dave suggests that the four stages of this evolutionary circle are: 1. Primitive – where there are revolutionary ideals and a shared belief in a new order 2. Hierarchical – where religion, written law, and superstition are the focus 3. Classical – where society and civilization is at its very best, at a peak, and lastly 4. Decadent – focused on spectacle and excess The insight Dave advances is that this circular evolution can be applied to the Bond movie series as well, and he discusses this in detail. Brilliant insights! Dave goes through virtually all of the movies with the backdrop of what is the right thing to do in terms of sexism, race, the way women are treated, Bond’s overall character and demeanor. He discusses everything from music to specific scenes and dialogue. This is a fun, quick read and we would recommend you take a look at it. We highly recommend, His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond!  It is available through Amazon! Drop Dave a note on Twitter @dmholcomb and tell him how much you enjoyed his book, and that SpyMovieNavigator says hello! PODCAST!  Listen to our podcast with the author! And hey - here's s secret!  If you would like an autographed copy of the book, please contact Dave on Twitter @dmholcomb or email him directly at holcombmdavid@gmail.com and tell him SpyMovieNavigator sent you!  How cool is that?!

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