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    Doing a project for A Level Media Studies



    What do people think about the representation of women in bond films?



    Can you think of any really good positive representations of women in Bond movies or any really horrible sexist representations?



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    name='saphiremoon']Can you think of any really horrible sexist representations?
    What's horrible about sexist representations?




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    Personally, I don`t think they are any positive reps of women in bond movies. Saying that, I can look at it with tounge in cheek as I can with the carry on movies. I can`t take these films seriously but we can`t deny that sexism is part of our society although there doesnt seem to be as heavy as it was in the 1970`s. To me its just a touch of historical attitude still on our screens and should just be taken as such.



    You may want to research into feminist books and articles about the `male gaze` to look at how they use camera angles to portray women as objects of desire. They go a bit far with their conclusions in my opinion but still, Its quite enlightening and may help with your research.



    If you want any more help pm me and I will see if I can help (see my post on women in Gothic film) on this forum.



    FG xx

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    I'f I'm not mistaken my partner did A level media studies....I'll ask her when she's finished doing the washing up.....before she starts the ironing...after she's made me a cuppa....& put some clothes on.

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    name='faginsgirl']Personally, I don`t think they are any positive reps of women in bond movies.


    Not even Judi Dench's 'M'. I think the original gender in the novels was for a male head of MI5 but they obviously drew influence from the appointment of Stella Rimington. She tolerates rather than admires Bond, and sees him as fairly disposable.

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    name='DB7']Not even Judi Dench's 'M'. I think the original gender in the novels was for a male head of MI5 but they obviously drew influence from the appointment of Stella Rimington. She tolerates rather than admires Bond, and sees him as fairly disposable.


    This was one I debated about I must admit. But what struck me most on the screen with this character is the image of the sexy dominate older woman.



    You are right though DB7, I am sure there are positive elements to her character if you analyse long enough, and its best to be objective in research so different people will come to different conclusions.



    This is an interesting post



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    I think you only need to look at the names that were given to females in Bond movies to tell really.......



    Honey Ryder

    Pussy Galore (portrayed as a lesbian and turned straight by James Bond )

    Plenty O'Toole

    Holly Goodhead

    Octopussy

    Xenia Onatopp



    They were really tongue in cheek (were the very same names given in the Ian Fleming novels I ask ? ) although some of the names in the 60's/70's were not all bad though.



    Sylvia Trench

    Tatiana Romanova

    Jill Masterson

    Tilly Masterson

    Domino Derval

    Patricia Fearing

    Paula Caplan

    Fiona Volpe

    Kissy Suzuki

    Aki

    Helga Brandt

    Tracy Draco

    Ruby Bartlett

    Tiffany Case

    Solitaire

    Rosie Carver

    Mary Goodnight

    Andrea Anders

    Anya Amasova

    Naomi

    Corinne Dufour.

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/15/mo...es/15bond.html

    According to several executives involved in the project, Ms. Broccoli had already settled on Mr. Craig by April. But by the summer, Ms. Pascal wanted to begin a more exhaustive search that would include other, younger actors.



    It was only after all these ruminations that the producers and Sony finally settled on Mr. Craig. "I think that he has a kind of intensity, and a sexuality, and a roguishness," Ms. Pascal said. "And he seems like he could be a spy."



    For both Ms. Broccoli and Sony, executives said, the model was Jason Bourne,






    Looks like the women only have each other to blame.........

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    James Bond is the "machiest" type, of course....we, girls, know it !!...but we also know he is so funny (....as in "Kill Bill", Umma Thurmann(it's not the good orthographe, I know) escapes from 50 killers, a shout of salt, her funeral, duel in samoura� codes.....she is the real JB's girl !! (but she doesn't care !)



    Moon.

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    name='Caine']I'f I'm not mistaken my partner did A level media studies....I'll ask her when she's finished doing the washing up.....before she starts the ironing...after she's made me a cuppa....& put some clothes on.






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    does grace jones in 'a view to a kill' count as a bond girl?

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    name='jaycad']does grace jones in 'a view to a kill' count as a bond girl?


    I always think she looks like a robot rather than a woman!



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    I rest my case!



    Thanks Bats



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    Q: Do you know why women get married in white?















    A: Nearly all kitchen appliances come in white !



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    Run for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    name='faginsgirl']I always think she looks like a robot rather than a woman!



    xx


    that's cos of that car advert where the car drives into her mouth!

    she scares me s***less!

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    Roger seemed to like her in the end




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