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  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    Another new Revised Topic List with a few more changes to try and improve things. This is the final edit now. I'd love to hear your views on the article titles, some of which have changed.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    1. Kingsley Amis, Drax’s Gambit and the Future Direction of the James Bond Films [Posted: Tuesday 29 January 2013]

    2. The Strange Death of Colonel Sun

    3. A Very Nasty Little Film Indeed – An Alternative Review of Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

    4. The influence of Mussolini’s Fascist Italy on the James Bond Novels and Films

    5. The Deathly Symbolism of Flowers, Skulls and Coffins in the James Bond novels and films (part of the ‘Flowers of Evil’ series)

    6. The Global Destruction Will Be Televised – An Alternative Review of You Only Live Twice (1967)

    7. The Spy Who Went Up Against COLD – A Review of Cold/Cold Fall (1996) by John Gardner

    8. James Bond in the Snake Pit Situation – An analysis of the set pieces in the James Bond Films (1962-2012)

    9. "Black Russians" - An Analysis of the Black Villains in Ian Fleming's Live and Let Die (1954)

    10. Daughters of the Regiment – For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner

    11. Holy Terror – The Untold History of Scorpius (1988) by John Gardner (Exclusive to The Bondologist Blog!)

    12. James Bond Meets Reality - An Alternative Review of Licence to Kill (1989)

    13. Totems and Taboos – Brokenclaw (1990) by John Gardner

    14. The Man From Barbarossa (1991) by John Gardner - How does it weigh up in ‘The Scales of Literary Criticism’?

    15. The influence of Ian Fleming’s Moonraker (1955) on “The Prisoner” episode ‘The Girl Who Was Death’

    16. John Gardner’s EuroDisneyland of Death – A Comparative Analysis of Never Send Flowers (1993) and You Only Live Twice (1964) – A 20th Anniversary Monograph (Part of the ‘Flowers of Evil’ series)

    17. Lost the Plot? The Complex Plot of Octopussy (1983) Explained

    18. “The Nazis Are Always With Us” – The Fourth Reich Thriller Resort - Icebreaker (1983) by John Gardner

    19. “Elvis Has Left The Building…but nobody noticed” – A Defence of Quantum of Solace’s Henchman

    20. Stranger in a Strange Land – An Alternative Review of Live and Let Die (1973)

    21. “One Golden Shot” – An Alternative Review of The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

    22. The Waxy Wings of Icarus – An Alternative Review of Die Another Day (2002)

    23. James Bond versus The Laws of Cricket (sub-title: Early Critical Reactions to the James Bond Novels and Films)

    24. “All the world’s an ocean” – An Alternative Review of The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

    25. The Earth’s Holocaust by a Space-Age Hitler – An Alternative Review of Moonraker (1979)

    26. The Last of the Gentleman Spies – An Alternative Review of A View to A Kill (1985)

    27. Where Have All The Private Armies Gone? – An Alternative Review of The Living Daylights (1987) (sub-title The Living Daylights and the Tomorrow Never Dies Continuum)

    28. Beyond the tip of the tentacle: ‘Octopussy’ (1962) by Ian Fleming: Its True Meaning Revealed?

    29. “There’s no news like bad news” – An Alternative Review of Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

    30. Cold Warrior - No Deals, Mr Bond (1987) by John Gardner

    31. The Lack of Character Motivation in GoldenEye (1995)

    32. The Project for the Destruction of Monsieur Le Chiffre – An Alternative 60th Anniversary Review of Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming (1953-2013)

    33. The influence of F. Scott Fitzgerald on Ian Fleming's Oeuvre

    34. James Bond in the Daniel Craig Era (2005-2013): Reviews of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace and Skyfall

    35. Ian Fleming and James Bond: their combined views on fishing, shooting and hunting

    36. The Many Faces and Deaths of SPECTRE leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld (1961-1983)

    37. Reflections in a Critical Mirror – A Review of Doubleshot (2000) by Raymond Benson

    38. Waking Nightmare – A Review of Never Dream of Dying (2001) by Raymond Benson

    39. All inked up – A Review of The Man with the Red Tattoo (2002) by Raymond Benson

    40. The Universal Bond TM – James Bond in the Popular Consciousness

    41. iBond – A Review of Carte Blanche (2011) by Jeffrey Deaver

    42. Sympathy for the Devil – A Review of Devil May Care (2008) by Sebastian Faulks (Part of the ‘Flowers of Evil’ Series)

    43. The Historical Footnotes in Ian Fleming's 'Quantum of Solace' and 'The Hildebrand Rarity' (1960)

    44. “In Greece you never know” – An Examination of the Role of Politics in Robert Markham's Colonel Sun (1968)

    45. The Man with the Golden Gun (1965) – The Hard Evidence that Ian Fleming alone wrote the complete novel

    46. Ian Fleming's Midas touch on Tom Mankiewicz's Live and Let Die (1973)

    47. Ian Fleming's Surprising Anti-Gambling Message in Diamonds Are Forever (1956)

    48. James Bond, William Tell and the apple-shot Act

    49. Going through Changes – James Bond and the October 1964 British General Election Result

    50. The influence of Christopher Wood's James Bond, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) on the TV episode Columbo: Ashes to Ashes (1998)

    51. Roger Moore's Quotient of Toughness - An Analysis of the Flemingesque Elements of the Lighter Moore Bond Era (1973-1985)

    52. Christopher Wood’s Moonraker (1979) – The Mystery of the Missing Soviet Factor

    53. The Banality of Evil – An Examination of the lesser-known James Bond Villains in Print and Film

    54. Long runs the fox - the fox-hunting subtext in Ian Fleming's 'From A View to A Kill' (1960)

    55. Like Toy Soldiers - Role of Honour (1984) by John Gardner

    56. The Genesis of James Bond in World War II and Early Cold War History

    57. Amis' Thing with James Bond

    58. James Bond on Paperwork, Homosexuals and Security Leaks in 1950s British Intelligence

    59. "In an evil country garden" - An Analysis of the Gothic influences on display in Ian Fleming's You Only Live Twice (1964)

    60. First Class Thriller Conventions - Licence Renewed (1981) by John Gardner

    61. Cold War Dinosaurs - Death is Forever (1992) by John Gardner

    62. Head Hunting - Nobody Lives Forever (1986) by John Gardner

    64. Anarchy at the UK - Win, Lose or Die (1989) by John Gardner

    65. Ian Fleming's Journalistic Background as evidenced in the James Bond Novels and Short Stories

    66. Neo-Nazis and Other Unnatural Disasters - SeaFire (1994) by John Gardner

    67. The Tears of a Clown – An Alternative Review of Octopussy (1983)

    68. The Morphology of Roger Moore as James Bond (1973-1985)

    69. The Ancient Roman and Greek Lineage of Elements of the James Bond Novels and Films

    70. Oilfinger – An Alternative review of The World Is Not Enough (1999)

    71. James Bond in the role of a policeman

    72. Back to the Drawing board - A Study of the Ideas Gaffes in the James Bond Films

    73. The Circus Connection of James Bond's Allies, Girls and Villains
    I want it. Can you furnish a link?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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  • edited August 2013 Posts: 78
    17. Lost the Plot? The Complex Plot of Octopussy (1983) Explained - I want this one?

    67. The Tears of a Clown – An Alternative Review of Octopussy (1983) - I need this one!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
    edited August 2013 Posts: 12,793
    17. Lost the Plot? The Complex Plot of Octopussy (1983) Explained - I want this one?

    67. The Tears of a Clown – An Alternative Review of Octopussy (1983) - I need this one!

    Those two articles are still to appear on The Bondologist Blog in due course. Only the first article has been published on the site out of the 80 upcoming titles. I can see you are a big fan of the film there, @VijayGalore!

  • edited August 2013 Posts: 78
    Get writing, then?

    \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
  • Is there a timetable for the release of the next essay?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    Get writing, then?

    \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

    That I will, I assure you.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
    edited October 2013 Posts: 12,793
    Is there a timetable for the release of the next essay?

    The next one should be the following article:

    2. The Strange Death of Colonel Sun

    I'm afraid the numbers are no real indication of what's coming up next. I'm also working on several others. I know it's been a long wait since January and I'm very eager to get my new content out there again but these things take time to ferment, shall we say. It's no mean feat to try to deliver 79 new articles on a blog, most of them being of considerable length.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    Nice!!! I don't care what order you write the articles in, I am just really happy to have a new one to read, @Dragonpol. And we are discussing MR now on the Originals thread, so great timing. :) Thanks again for your thoughtful writing and wonderful blog.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    Nice!!! I don't care what order you write the articles in, I am just really happy to have a new one to read, @Dragonpol. And we are discussing MR now on the Originals thread, so great timing. :) Thanks again for your thoughtful writing and wonderful blog.

    Thank you, @4EverBonded. I always value your input. A new comeback article on The Bondologist Blog has sure been a long time coming, but I just hope that the wait will have been worth it. And yes, good timing!
  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded Dancing at midnight under the BeBop Moon
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    I'm having some difficulty actually getting to the article on your blog; can you post a direct link, please? I'm sure I'm doing something wrong in my navigation.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
    edited August 2013 Posts: 12,793
    No. It's not been published there just yet, @4EverBonded. It will be up this week though. Sorry if I didn't make that clear above. I've just announced it as the next blog article to appear after number 1 on the list!
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    Dragonpol wrote:
    No. It's not been published there just yet, @4EverBonded. It will be up this week though. Sorry if I didn't make that clear above. I've just announced it as the next blog article to appear after number 1 on the list!

    So, have I changed your opinion yet on the article I am working on? I am still adding to it. I am not sure how it would go over here. I think a lot of faithful would buy me a one way ticket to Ivry-Sur-Seine for 6am appointment. But Amis said what is the point in writing if you cannot make any one angry. ;)
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    Perdogg wrote:
    Dragonpol wrote:
    No. It's not been published there just yet, @4EverBonded. It will be up this week though. Sorry if I didn't make that clear above. I've just announced it as the next blog article to appear after number 1 on the list!

    So, have I changed your opinion yet on the article I am working on? I am still adding to it. I am not sure how it would go over here. I think a lot of faithful would buy me a one way ticket to Ivry-Sur-Seine for 6am appointment. But Amis said what is the point in writing if you cannot make any one angry. ;)

    Well, I write on controversial or offbeat topics too. I think you have to get your ideas out there more in-depth and a blog is a great way of doing just that. I write to make people happy, but only when I am happy with the piece of work myself will I give it up.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    I hope to add to this thread with my Series Links titles as some of the articles are connected to each other.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
    edited September 2013 Posts: 12,793
    Today, the last day of the summer, sees my (hopefully) final update of the titles for my The Bondologist Blog pieces. there are some new article titles there. Hope you all find them interesting...
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
    edited September 2013 Posts: 12,793
    Any interest in the Revised Topic List?

    I hope to add some of these to the blog in the near future!
  • I'm eagerly awaiting the one on Elvis.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    I'm eagerly awaiting the one on Elvis.

    Yes, that will be a fun article; most of the others will be more serious in nature, of course.
  • What a imppresive resumé you got here !
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    What a imppresive resumé you got here !

    Thank you. New content is on its way soon.

    I'd love to hear which article titles interest you most.
  • It's so hard to pick you know ?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    I've cut out some of the deadwood for the finalised Revised Topic List on The Bondologist Blog and added a few more article titles that I hope will be of some interest to members here when they appear in time on the blog.
  • oo7oo7
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    where are the summer releases?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Schloss Drache ~ Defender of the Continuation.
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    oo7 wrote:
    where are the summer releases?

    Why you...but good point. We're now in Autumn, so the Summer releases never got off the ground, I'm afraid to say. I really need to be much more prolific and quickly. But there are a few new things coming up in the autumn/winter of 2013 that I hope will make up for this! Amongst these is 'The Strange Death of Colonel Sun', something of a cornerstone of the new blog content starting this autumn.
  • oo7oo7
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    stop posting deadlines, return to your thread when you have an article
  • oo7 wrote:
    stop posting deadlines, return to your thread when you have an article

    Is there any need for that tone?
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