When we read a book about a place, be it a city, a state, a country, or a less geo-politically oriented “region,” we ideally want a convincing case for what exactly makes the area in question compelling, or at least a definite idea from the authors what about that place attracts them. While reading this book I found myself wondering who the intended or imagined reader might be.
Daniel Goldmark is Professor of Music and Director of the Center for Popular Music Studies at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He is the author of books on animation, music, and cinema, including Tunes for ‘Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon (California, 2005).
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In 2023, the Bond franchise celebrates its 70th anniversary. Very few franchises, with the exception of the Universal Classic Monsters and Godzilla series have enjoyed such a long life in popular media like film. Like them, the Bond franchise has seen many new beginnings which continually restart the property, which perpetually reset it, and which are bound to do so again.