WashU Expert: A more inclusive Bond?

WashU Expert: A more inclusive Bond?

“Women of color, Black and Asian women in particular, have rarely been treated with dignity or nuance in the Bond series,” writes film scholar Colin Burnett. Whether that changes, with the Oct. 8 release of “No Time to Die,” the 25th Bond installment from Eon Productions, remains to be seen. But the films’ poor collective record belies how “writers in other official Bond media, especially comics and novels, have been tipping the gender and racial imbalance for some time.”
Tear Down the Walls

Tear Down the Walls

White Radicalism and Black Power in 1960s Rock

From the earliest days of rock and roll, white artists regularly achieved fame, wealth, and success that eluded the Black artists whose work had preceded and inspired them. This dynamic continued into the 1960s, even as the music and its fans grew to be more engaged with political issues regarding race. In Tear Down the Walls, […]
Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

Now playing: Propaganda at the movies

As China prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party, thousands of theaters have been instructed to screen at least two propaganda films each week. But political jargon and ideological mandates may not sit well with 21st-century moviegoers, argues Zhao Ma, associate professor of modern Chinese history and culture in Arts & Sciences.
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