Spy Fiction Spy Films and Real Intelligence

Spy Fiction  Spy Films and Real Intelligence

This book won the Canadian Crime Writers' Arthur Ellis Award for the Best Genre Criticism/Reference book of 1991.

Author: Wesley K. Wark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135186975

Category: History

Page: 232

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This book won the Canadian Crime Writers' Arthur Ellis Award for the Best Genre Criticism/Reference book of 1991. This collection of essays is an attempt to explore the history of spy fiction and spy films and investigate the significance of the ideas they contain. The volume offers new insights into the development and symbolism of British spy fiction.
Categories: History

Spy Fiction Spy Films and Real Intelligence

Spy Fiction  Spy Films and Real Intelligence

does so by arguing that spy fiction enjoys much room for experiment and change in plot and structure. Denning sees likely new directions for spy fiction in the production of documentary thrillers based on counterfactual premises; ...

Author: Wesley K. Wark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135186906

Category: History

Page: 232

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This book won the Canadian Crime Writers' Arthur Ellis Award for the Best Genre Criticism/Reference book of 1991. This collection of essays is an attempt to explore the history of spy fiction and spy films and investigate the significance of the ideas they contain. The volume offers new insights into the development and symbolism of British spy fiction.
Categories: History

Spies Wiretaps and Secret Operations A J

Spies  Wiretaps  and Secret Operations  A J

Spy Fiction, Spy Films, and Real Intelligence. Portland, OR: Frank Cass & Co., 1991. Booth, Nicholas. Zigzag: The Incredible Wartime Exploits of Double Agent Eddie Chapman. New York: Arcade Publication, 2007. Born, Hans, Loch Johnson, ...

Author: Glenn P. Hastedt

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098071

Category: History

Page: 900

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A comprehensive two-volume overview and analysis of all facets of espionage in the American historical experience, focusing on key individuals and technologies. * Includes over 750 entries in chronologically organized sections, covering important spies, spying technologies, and events * Written by an expert team of contributing scholars from a variety of fields within history and political science * Provides a chronology of key events related to the use of espionage by the United States or by enemies within our borders * A glossary of key espionage terms * An extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources for further reading * Photos of key individuals plus maps of geographical locations and military engagements where espionage played an important role
Categories: History

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

“Normative Attitudes of Spies in Fiction.” In Mass Culture Revisited, edited by Bernard Rosenberg and ... “Secret-Agent Fiction: A Survey of Its Critical Literature with a Bibliography. ... Spy Fiction, Spy Films and Real Intelligence.

Author: Alan Burton

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442255876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 532

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The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.
Categories: Performing Arts

Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900

Espionage in British Fiction and Film since 1900

Intelligence and National Security. Special Issue on “Spying in Film and Fiction.” Vol 23/1 (February 2008): 1–4. ... In Spy Fiction, Spy Films, and Real Intelligence, ed Wesley K. Wark. London: Frank Cass, 1991. 30–54. True Lies. Dir.

Author: Oliver Buckton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498504843

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900 traces the history and development of the British spy novel from its emergence in the early twentieth century, through its growth as a popular genre during the Cold War, to its resurgence in the early twenty-first century. Using an innovative structure, the chapters focus on specific categories of fictional spying (such as the accidental spy or the professional) and identify each type with a vital period in the evolution of the spy novel and film. A central section of the book considers how, with the creation of James Bond by Ian Fleming in the 1950s, the professional spy was launched on a new career of global popularity, enhanced by the Bond film franchise. In the realm of fiction, a glance at the fiction bestseller list will reveal the continuing appeal of novelists such as John le Carré, Frederick Forsyth, Charles Cumming, Stella Rimington, Daniel Silva, Alec Berenson, Christopher Reich—to name but a few—and illustrates the continued fascination with the spy novel into the twenty-first century, decades after the end of the Cold War. There is also a burgeoning critical interest in spy fiction, with a number of new studies appearing in recent years. A genre that many believed would falter and disappear after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet empire has shown, if anything, increased signs of vitality. While exploring the origins of the British spy, tracing it through cultural and historical events, Espionage in British Fiction and Film Since 1900 also keeps in focus the essential role of the “changing enemy”—the chief adversary of and threat to Britain and its allies—in the evolution of spy fiction and cinema. The book concludes by analyzing examples of the enduring vitality of the British spy novel and film in the decades since the end of the Cold War.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Spies in Arabia

Spies in Arabia

“The Politics of Adventure in the Early British Spy Novel.” In Spy Fiction, Spy Films, and Real Intelligence, ed. Wesley K. Wark, 30–54. London: Routledge, 1991. Tryphonopoulos, Demetres. “The History of the Occult Movement.

Author: Priya Satia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199887101

Category: History

Page: 472

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, British intelligence agents began to venture in increasing numbers to the Arab lands of the Ottoman Empire, a region of crucial geopolitical importance spanning present-day Iraq, Jordan, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. They were drawn by the twin objectives of securing the land route to India and finding adventure and spiritualism in a mysterious and ancient land. But these competing desires created a dilemma: how were they to discreetly and patriotically gather facts in a region they were drawn to for its legendary inscrutability and by the promise of fame and escape from Britain? In this groundbreaking book, Priya Satia tracks the intelligence community's tactical grappling with this problem and the myriad cultural, institutional, and political consequences of their methodological choices during and after the Great War. She tells the story of how an imperial state in thrall to the cultural notions of equivocal agents and beset by an equally captivated and increasingly assertive mass democracy invented a wholly new style of "covert empire" centered on the world's first brutal aerial surveillance regime in Iraq. Drawing on a wealth of archival sources--from the fictional to the recently declassified--this book explains how Britons reconciled genuine ethical scruples with the actual violence of their Middle Eastern empire. As it vividly demonstrates how imperialism was made fit for an increasingly democratic and anti-imperial world, what emerges is a new interpretation of the military, cultural, and political legacies of the Great War and of the British Empire in the twentieth century. Unpacking the romantic fascination with "Arabia" as the land of espionage, Spies in Arabia presents a stark tale of poetic ambition, war, terror, and failed redemption--and the prehistory of our present discontents.
Categories: History

Studies in Intelligence

Studies in Intelligence

The film Three Days of the Condor - starring Robert Redford as a CIA analyst whose job it is to read spy novels in order to extract plots for a giant CIA data base , and who turns into a " real " intelligence agent in order to uncover a ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132172532

Category: Intelligence service

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Categories: Intelligence service

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock

1 David Trotter , ' The Politics of Adventure in the Early British Spy Novel , in Wesley K. Wark , ed . , Spy Fiction , Spy Films , and Real Intelligence , London : Frank Cass , 1991 , p . 31 .

Author: Richard Allen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838714277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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This collection of essays displays the range and breadth of Hitchcock scholarship and assesses the significance of his body of work as a bridge between the fin de siecle culture of the 19th century and the 20th century. It engages with Hitchcock's characteristic formal and aesthetic preoccupations.
Categories: Performing Arts

Spyscreen

Spyscreen

Espionage on Film and TV from the 1930s to the 1960s Professor of Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy Department of Cinema ... Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : Movies and Politics . ... Spy Fiction , Spy Films and Real Intelligence .

Author: Professor of Cultural Studies and Cultural Policy Department of Cinema Studies Toby Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198159528

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 219

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This is a genre study of English-language spy fiction film and television between the 1930s and 1960s. Taking as his focus many well-known films and television series, such as James Bond, Gilda, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and The Avengers, Toby Miller uses a wide range of critical approaches, including textual interpretation, audience studies, and cultural history, to offer new insights into this popular genre.
Categories: Performing Arts