“00-Cinema: 50 Years of James Bond Films” @ PechaKucha Baltimore Vol. 2

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Last night, I spoke at PechaKucha Baltimore, where one has to make a presentation using 20 slides, each of which is on the screen for 20 seconds. It is similar to Ignite Baltimore, where I have presented three times, except that one gets just 15 seconds per slide at Ignite. Here is the online link to the talk: http://www.pechakucha.org/presentations/oo-cinema

And here is the synopsis for my talk:

Over the past 50 years, the 007 franchise – the longest running film series ever created – has evolved to fit changing times. Whether you like Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig; all of the above or none of the above; love the series or hate the series; find it fascinating or exploitative; you probably have an opinion about Bond. Regardless of where you stand, there is no question that a close study of the 23 films produced by EON Productions can teach us a lot about the growth and development of cultural and filmmaking aesthetics since 1962. 

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