"How does one describe a 'Bond girl'? Bond girls are considered to be 'ubiquitous symbols of glamour and sophistication', according to Robert A. Caplen in his book Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, that is."
Fleming's Bond Girl is one of the most recognized and celebrated
cultural icons of the twentieth century. First introduced in novels and
short stories, the cinematic Bond Girl was brought to life by film
producers Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman in 1962 with the
release of Dr. No. Fifty years later, the world remains fascinated with the Bond Girl.
While she has been lauded by some as a liberated woman and true feminist
archetype, the Bond Girl character has virtually escaped critical study
. . . until now. For the first time, legal scholar and historian Robert
A. Caplen focuses the lens upon and provides an independent and unique
examination of the Bond Girl, tracing her evolution in James Bond novels
and films against the backdrop of the "second wave" feminist and
women's liberation movements.
How the Bond Girl is portrayed in print and on film and what she ultimately represents is the subject of Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond, the first chapter in the Bond Girl's incredible journey.
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The first installment in Robert A. Caplen's SHAKEN & STIRREDTM series, THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND is an independent cultural history of the feminist and Women's Liberation movements and cinematic critique and discussion of the James Bond novels and films. THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND and all materials related thereto and associated therewith, in any and all media, bear no association with and have not been prepared or licensed by any individual or entity that created or produced the James Bond novels or films. Accordingly, THE FEMINISM OF JAMES BOND bears no relation to, direct or indirect association or link with, or affiliation with any James Bond rights holder. All materials used in connection with the SHAKEN & STIRREDTM series have been licensed from their respective owners, where applicable, and all intellectual property rights related to the James Bond novels and films belong to their respective owner(s).