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From Russia With Love From Russia With Love, is a James Bond film created in 1963. It pits James Bond, the British secret agent at his best against the Russian organization SPECTRE. From Russia With Love is the second film in the long running Bond series of films. This film is the successor to Dr No, and many critics argue that these two are among the best of the Bond films, with memorable scenes, solid storyline, memorable villains and acting (Sean Connery as James Bond especially). James Bond was the creation of Ian Fleming, who began writing his first story 'Casino Royale' while on his Jamaican hideaway. After almost a decade, his stories were turned into a movie, Dr. No in 1962 which was directed by Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, although Ian Fleming still had an influence on the movies. Ian Fleming described Bond as "an interesting man to whom extraordinary things happen". This is why he chose the name James Bond, as it seems anonymous, even though James Bond is far from anonymous symbolizing a very upper class person with a good taste in cars, cigarettes and wines. ...read more.


Once Bond has obtained the decoding device from Tatiana, SPECTRE thug Red Grant is to take it from him, leaving behind him a corpse. This shows that the Russians will go to any lengths, even using their own people to achieve the end result - even when its just to get a decoder. This again makes them look evil and ruthless. The movie begins with a chess tournament, between one of SPECTRE's operatives - Kronsteen, a chess master who has meticulously plotted every move and weighed all alternatives. He plays a British opponenet, which shows that during the Cold War competition took many different forms, and that conflict wasn't through battles but rather each country proving themselves, as the Russians try to prove themselves superior in chess to establish credibility. So competition took the form of many things such as sports, however it also took the form of the technology or arms race. Both Russia and the allies wanted to prove that their technology was more advanced and were all trying to get ahead. ...read more.


When in the gypsy town, the Bulgars launch an attack simply to kill one man. This shows that the Russians don't care about them, as they simply use them to achieve one goal showing no morals. The Turks, and the gypsies are also a representation of satellite states. Although the movie seems to be full of propaganda, the movie was also made for the purpose of entertainment which can be seen from the eccentric villains and the exaggerated fight scenes, as well as the spy theme and all the gadgets on offer such as the suitcase. The movie is a classic Bond movie, with all the gadgets, the somewhat complex plot and of course the Bond girl - Tatiana, something no Bond movie would be without. Overall, the movie is a blend of entertainment and propaganda. From exaggerated fight scenes, to the British constantly foiling every Russian move. There is no doubt that the cold war had significance on this movie, as it is reflected throughout it in many ways. The film tries to legitimise the ideology of capitalism and democracy, trying to show communism as being bad or evil. Although the film is fantasy, fantasy can very easily be interpreted as reality. ...read more.

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Though somewhat lacking in detail, there is some very astute analysis in this essay. Without realising it, the student has neatly encapsulated a lot of current critical theory about the representation of conflict in cultural production, and I think many contemporary theorists would agree with their summation of the film.

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