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Selling James Bond : product placement in the James Bond films

Nitins, Tanya (2011) Selling James Bond : product placement in the James Bond films. Cambridge Scholars Publishing , Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.

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    Abstract

    The character of James Bond for many people is intrinsically linked in their minds with particular brands – Aston Martin, Bollinger, Omega, Smirnoff vodka, and so on. This direct association between character and brand highlights the intrinsic role of product placement in the film industry, and in the James Bond films in particular. Selling James Bond: Product Placement in the James Bond Films provides a comprehensive overview of the history of product placement in the James Bond series – charting the progression of the practice and drawing direct correlations to significant cultural and historical events that impacted upon the number and types of products incorporated into the series. While primarily a financial arrangement, it is also important that the practice of product placement be examined and understood in relation to these cultural contexts, an area of research so far largely ignored by academic study.

    Through extensive content analysis of the official James Bond film series, as well as utilising directors’ commentary and industry reports, this book illustrates the strong impact specific cultural and historical events have had on the practice of product placement in the series. In doing so, it provides an exciting and in-depth “behind the scenes” look at the James Bond film series, and its complicated and sometimes contentious history of product placement. In the process, it charts the gradual emergence of product placement from the more traditional background shot to becoming so embedded in the actual film narrative that they have become simply yet another method for filmmakers to produce cultural meaning.

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    ID Code: 49951
    Item Type: Book
    Keywords: Product Placement, Brands, James Bond, Films, Entertainment
    ISBN: 9781443833059
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
    Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
    Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
    Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Tanya Nitins
    Deposited On: 30 Apr 2012 13:56
    Last Modified: 02 May 2012 01:57

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