Skyfall, James Bond's Resurrection, and 21st-Century Anglo-American Imperial Nostalgia

  title={Skyfall, James Bond's Resurrection, and 21st-Century Anglo-American Imperial Nostalgia},
  author={Marouf Arif Hasian},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={569 - 588}
  • M. Hasian
  • Published 2 October 2014
  • Sociology
  • Communication Quarterly
This article provides readers with an ideological critique of the latest James Bond installment, Skyfall. The author argues that the director of the film, Sam Mendes, has succeeded in creating a highly popular movie by tapping into societal desires for Anglo-American imperial nostalgia. Several characters in the movie, including Bond and M, suffer falls from grace that parallel the loss of British imperial power, but in the end, both Bond and the empire are resurrected when they return to the… Expand
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