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Oliver Buckton is professor of English at Florida Atlantic University.
Foreword by Tom Cull
Introduction: Oliver Buckton
Part I: Sound, Affect, Adaptation, and Intertextuality in Diamonds Are Forever
Chapter One: Elyn Achtymichuk-Hardy, “The Scorpion as Emblematic of Affect in Diamonds Are Forever”
Chapter Two: Jesc Bunyard, “The Sounds of Diamonds Are Forever”
Chapter Three: James Chapman, “Transforming Bond: Diamonds Are Forever in its Contexts”
Chapter Four: Oliver Buckton, “James Bond, Meet John Blaize: Identity Theft and Intertextuality in Ian Fleming’s Diamonds Are Forever and The Diamond Smugglers”
Part II: Gender and Sexuality in Diamonds Are Forever
Chapter Five: Grant Hester “My Adversary, Myself: An Examination of James Bond and How Wint and Kidd Reflect His Own Psyche in Diamonds Are Forever”
Chapter Six: Jennifer L. Martinsen, “The Devolution of Tiffany Case”
Chapter Seven: Ihsan Amanatullah, “The Eyes of Tiffany Case: And What they Tell About Ian Fleming’s First Successful Female Character
Part III: Culture, Consumption, and America in Diamonds Are Forever
Chapter Eight: Matt Sherman, “Attitudes Are Forever: America Disdained”
Chapter Nine: Mark David Kaufman, “The Desert of the Real: Diamonds Are Forever as a Hollywood Novel”
Chapter Ten: Edward Biddulph, “Brizzola, Brandy and Bond: Representations of food and drink in the book and film of Diamonds Are Forever”
About the Editor
About the Contributors
What joy! A collection on my favorite Bond book, the one with most wit. This sparkling collection offers interesting perspectives both on the film and on the more lackluster but still worthwhile novel of that title. Both novel and film focus on America during its age of unrivaled power.— Jeremy Black, University of Exeter, author of The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007
The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever offers an abundance of riches for both Fleming scholars and fans. In particular, Guy Hamilton's 1971 adaptation of Fleming's novel receives considerable attention and, in the phrasing of one of the volume's fine contributors, proves to be a 'key transitional film for the Bond series.' Readers and viewers alike will find much of value in this anthology.— Stephen Watt, Indiana University
Countless books have been written about the James Bond franchise over the years, but only a small handful have focused exclusively on one individual title in the series. Instead, most tend to approach the Bond phenomenon from an all-inclusive perspective. In fact, other than Charles Helfenstein’s exhaustively researched making-of volumes about “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” and “The Living Daylights,” and Andrew McNess’s superb book-length analysis of “A View to a Kill,” it’s difficult to think of another example where an author delves deeply into one particular entry in the series rather than covering the entire 007 filmography as a whole.
Well, it’s time to add an intriguing new title to that short list.
(Excerpted from interview with the author, available at https://jamesbondradio.com/inside-oliver-bucktons-new-book-the-many-facets-of-diamonds-are-forever/)— James Bond Radio
Editor Oliver Buckton discusses his book The Many Facets of Diamonds Are Forever: James Bond on Page and Screen on the SpyHards podcast. Listen here.