The chapters of this book explore how British society responded to cinematic and film representations of espionage from the early twentieth century to the present day.
Author: Laura Crossley
Publisher: Journal of British Cinema and Television
Explores how British society responded to cinematic and film representations of espionage from the early twentieth century to the present day. Interrogating themes like fear of fifth columns to representation of gender, nation, space and nostalgia.
Terrorism and International Political Analysis, Terrorism: An International Journal,
vol. 3, nos 1-2 ... Ulster: a 'switch-off TV Subject?, The Listener, vol. 103, no. 2651
, 28 ... The terrorist in fiction, Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 15, no. 3, July
MURDOCK, G and HALLORAN, J. (1979). Contexts of ... Spies and Gentlemen:
The Birth of the British Spy Novel, 1893-1914, Victorian Studies, vol. 24, no.
Author: Richard E Collins, M.D.
Media, Culture & Society has pioneered a unique approach to media analysis. Since 1979, it has published some of the finest theoretical and historical work in communication and cultural studies from Britain and Europe. The articles in this reader are grouped in three parts, representing a selection of the best work. Each part is preceded by an introductory essay which helps students understand the issues presented, and places the theoretical contributions in context.
Barry's title theme became his final pop hit, spending 15 weeks on the British
charts; it was covered by John Keating ... had been by far the most vibrant and
popular presence in 1969's Department S (see this book's companion volume),
so it ...
Author: Derrick Bang
Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme. Lalo Schifrin's Mission: Impossible theme. Isaac Hayes' theme from Shaft. These iconic melodies have remained a part of the pop culture landscape since their debuts back when movie studios and TV production companies employed full orchestral ensembles to provide a jazz backdrop for the suspenseful adventures of secret agents, private detectives, cops, spies and heist-minded criminals. Hundreds of additional films and television shows made from the mid-1950s and beyond have been propelled by similarly swinging title themes and underscores, many of which have (undeservedly) faded into obscurity. This meticulously researched book begins with Hayes' game-changing music for Shaft, and honors the careers of traditional jazz composers who--as the 1970s gave way to the '80s and beyond--resolutely battled against the pernicious influx of synth, jukebox scores and a growing corporate disinterest in lavish ensembles. Fans frustrated by the lack of attention paid to jazz soundtrack composers--including Mort Stevens, Laurie Johnson, Mike Post, Earle Hagen, David Shire, Elmer Bernstein and many, many others--will find solace in these pages (along with all the information needed to enhance one's music library). But this is only half the story; the saga's origins are discussed in this book's companion volume, Crime and Action Jazz on Screen: 1950-1970.
... group of Screen and the Author, Stephen Heath for his article 'Lessons from
Brecht' from Screen Vol 15, Summer 1974. ... Routledge for 'Licensed to Look by
Michael Denning from Cover Stories: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy ...
Author: Francis Mulhern
Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution of the subject. They include such notable Marxist critics as Tony Bennett, Terry Eagleton, Edward W. Said, Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson. A diverse range of subjects are analysed such as James Bond, Brecht, Jane Austen and the modern history of the aesthetic.
His films include : Country Dance , A Last l ' alley , The Trojan Women , 1971 : TV
: The Bristol Entertainment , Shirley ' s ... Born Britain . Address : The Coach
House , Loudwater Lane , Nr . Rickmansworth , Herts . Agent : William Morris ...
Trained at E . 15 Acting School . TV ... 1965 : The Spy Who Came In From The
Author: Peter Noble
Includes section "Who's who in British films and television" (varies)
Smith’s Spy School for Girls In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies—perfect for ...
Author: James Ponti
A New York Times bestseller! A GMA3 Summer Reading Squad Selection! “Ingeniously plotted, and a grin-inducing delight.” —People “Will keep young readers glued to the page…So when do I get the sequel?” —Beth McMullen, author of Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies—perfect for fans of Spy School and Mrs. Smith’s Spy School for Girls. Sara Martinez is a hacker. She recently broke into the New York City foster care system to expose her foster parents as cheats and lawbreakers. However, instead of being hailed as a hero, Sara finds herself facing years in a juvenile detention facility and banned from using computers for the same stretch of time. Enter Mother, a British spy who not only gets Sara released from jail but also offers her a chance to make a home for herself within a secret MI6 agency. Operating out of a base in Scotland, the City Spies are five kids from various parts of the world. When they’re not attending the local boarding school, they’re honing their unique skills, such as sleight of hand, breaking and entering, observation, and explosives. All of these allow them to go places in the world of espionage where adults can’t. Before she knows what she’s doing, Sara is heading to Paris for an international youth summit, hacking into a rival school’s computer to prevent them from winning a million euros, dangling thirty feet off the side of a building, and trying to stop a villain…all while navigating the complex dynamics of her new team. No one said saving the world was easy…
A brave ex-slave sent information to the Union Army during the American Civil war by hanging up her washing. If you think these stories are way out, wait till you decode the rest of the top-secret information.
Author: Sue Bursztynski
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pssst! It's true! This is the best book on spies you'll ever read! Spy on the spies and go undercover in history! Did you know that the creator of fictional spy James Bond was a secret agent himself? One Saxon king got information while singing love songs in the enemy camp. An Australian spy (a man) steered a ship through a storm wearing only a pink negligee. The CIA plotted against Cuban dictator Castro's beard. A brave ex-slave sent information to the Union Army during the American Civil war by hanging up her washing. If you think these stories are way out, wait till you decode the rest of the top-secret information...
Praise for Ring of Spies 'A spy character to rival those of John le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst' David Young, author of Stasi Child
Author: Alex Gerlis
As the war approaches its end, Prince once more has to risk everything. Berlin, 1939: A German intelligence officer learns a top agent is quickly moving up the British Army ranks. He bides his time. Arnhem, 1944: British paratroopers have been slaughtered in one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War. A shell shocked officer is convinced: the Germans knew they were coming. But who betrayed them? Back in London, Richard Prince, detective and spy, is approached by MI5 about a counterintelligence operation. Information is leaking and British troops are dying. Prince has to stop it, and crack the suspected spy ring at all costs. But in the world of espionage nothing is as it seems... The latest WWII espionage thriller from Alex Gerlis is perfect for readers of Robert Harris, John le Carré and Alan Furst. Praise for Ring of Spies 'A spy character to rival those of John le Carré, Philip Kerr and Alan Furst' David Young, author of Stasi Child
Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity.
Author: Jeffery T. Richelson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Here is the ultimate inside history of twentieth-century intelligence gathering and covert activity. Unrivalled in its scope and as readable as any spy novel, A Century of Spies travels from tsarist Russia and the earliest days of the British Secret Service to the crises and uncertainties of today's post-Cold War world, offering an unsurpassed overview of the role of modern intelligence in every part of the globe. From spies and secret agents to the latest high-tech wizardry in signals and imagery surveillance, it provides fascinating, in-depth coverage of important operations of United States, British, Russian, Israeli, Chinese, German, and French intelligence services, and much more. All the key elements of modern intelligence activity are here. An expert whose books have received high marks from the intelligence and military communities, Jeffrey Richelson covers the crucial role of spy technology from the days of Marconi and the Wright Brothers to today's dazzling array of Space Age satellites, aircraft, and ground stations. He provides vivid portraits of spymasters, spies, and defectors--including Sidney Reilly, Herbert Yardley, Kim Philby, James Angleton, Markus Wolf, Reinhard Gehlen, Vitaly Yurchenko, Jonathan Pollard, and many others. Richelson paints a colorful portrait of World War I's spies and sabateurs, and illuminates the secret maneuvering that helped determine the outcome of the war on land, at sea, and on the diplomatic front; he investigates the enormous importance of intelligence operations in both the European and Pacific theaters in World War II, from the work of Allied and Nazi agents to the "black magic" of U.S. and British code breakers; and he gives us a complete overview of intelligence during the length of the Cold War, from superpower espionage and spy scandals to covert action and secret wars. A final chapter probes the still-evolving role of intelligence work in the new world of disorder and ethnic conflict, from the high-tech wonders of the Gulf War to the surprising involvement of the French government in industrial espionage. Comprehensive, authoritative, and addictively readable, A Century of Spies is filled with new information on a variety of subjects--from the activities of the American Black Chamber in the 1920s to intelligence collection during the Cuban missile crisis to Soviet intelligence and covert action operations. It is an essential volume for anyone interested in military history, espionage and adventure, and world affairs.
The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama.
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The fifteenth installment in Patrick O'Brian's widely claimed series of Aubrey/Maturin novels is in equal parts mystery, adventure, and psychological drama. A British whaler has been captured by an ambitious chief in the sandwich islands at French instigation, and Captain Aubrey, R. N., Is dispatched with the Surprise to restore order. But stowed away in the cable-tier is an escaped female convict. To the officers, Clarissa Harvill is an object of awkward courtliness and dangerous jealousies. Aubrey himself is won over and indeed strongly attracted to this woman who will not speak of her past. But only Aubrey's friend, Dr. Stephen Maturin, can fathom Clarissa's secrets: her crime, her personality, and a clue identifying a highly placed English spy in the pay of Napoleon's intelligence service. In a thrilling finale, Patrick O'Brian delivers all the excitement his many readers expect: Aubrey and the crew of the Surprise impose a brutal pax Britannica upon the islanders in a pitched battle against a band of headhunting cannibals.