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“A Golden Girl Knows”: The Ballads of James Bond

Adrian Daub and Charles Kronengold

in The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780190234522
eISBN:
9780190234553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190234522.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

John Barry composed what would go on to become the most influential Bond-song of them all, “Goldfinger,” in 1963. “Goldfinger” was the first Bond-song to feature Shirley Bassey, and it put her ... More


Critique as the Unworking of Theater

Willy Thayer

in Technologies of Critique

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286744
eISBN:
9780823288878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286744.003.0029
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on “The Author as Producer,” where Walter Benjamin sets out the demand, the artistic, or political coefficient that Bertold Brecht made of author-actors and of critics. It looks ... More


Curtain

Gundula Kreuzer

in Curtain, Gong, Steam: Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520279681
eISBN:
9780520966550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520279681.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores how the proscenium curtain, previously simply a spatial and temporal frame for the performance, increasingly mediated between sound and sight. In the late eighteenth century, ... More


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