#Bond_age_ : The James Bond Social Media Project was a project conceived on and for social media. A few Twitter acquaintances and I were discussing our anticipation of the new James Bond movie SKYFALL. From this conversation, @SundogLit floated the idea that I should do a review/essay series, one essay for each Bond movie. Curiosity got the better of me. How would my perception of the individual Bond films change when viewed in chronological order? What patterns would emerge in the series that I had not previously noticed? I decided to invite more people along on this journey through 50 years of Bond so I began the weekly Live Tweet segment of the project. Each week I host another Live Tweet session and from those conversations I pull ideas for my next essay and/or commentary. Thus #Bond_age_ was born.
James David Patrick has a B.A. in film studies from Emory University, an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine, and an honorary Ph.D. in bullshitting about literature and cinema from the College of Multiple Pints. His writing has appeared in PANK, Monkeybicycle, Specter Literary Magazine, Squalorly and P.Q. Leer. While he does not like to brag (much), he has interviewed Tom Hanks and Daniel Craig and is pretty sure you haven’t.
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The Annals of the Official James Bond Social Media Project
Here lies the springboard for the official project known as Of [In]human #Bond_age_: The James Bond Social Media Project. Progress is ongoing. Follow the links to the essays and live tweet digests for each Bond film (and the Bond impostors!). You’ll nice the nicely crossed out
Tweet Digests. These live tweets pre-dated heavy participation and contained no more than 1 or 2 twatterers. We’ve replaced these with the “Wraparound” digests at the end of the schedule for the sake of completeness. The first and official round of the project began on December 12, 2012 with Dr. No and concluded on May 29th, 2013 with Skyfall. The Wraparound is a victory lap (more #Bond_age_ for everybody!) with the James Bond impostors scattered throughout to inject new blood into the festivities. I’ll also add the IMPOSTORS to the official list of movies for which we’ve given good #Bond_age_.
#Bond_age_ Series Introduction: Skyfall and the Question of Spacetime – Essay
June 19th, 2013: Dr. No – Tweet Digest
June 26th, 2013: From Russia With Love – Tweet Digest
July 10th, 2013: Goldfinger – Tweet Digest
July 17th, 2013: Thunderball – Tweet Digest
July 31st, 2013: You Only Live Twice – Tweet Digest
August 7th, 2013: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – Tweet Digest
August 14th, 2013: Diamonds Are Forever – Tweet Digest
August 28th, 2013: Live and Let Die – Tweet Digest
September 4th, 2013: The Man with the Golden Gun – Tweet Digest
September 18th, 2013: The Spy Who Loved Me – Tweet Digest
October 16th, 2013: Octopussy – Tweet Digest
October 23rd, 2013: A View to a Kill – Tweet Digest
November 6th, 2013: The Living Daylights – Tweet Digest
December 4th, 2013: GoldenEye – Tweet Digest
December 11th, 2013: Tomorrow Never Dies – Tweet Digest
January 8th, 2014: The World Is Not Enough – Tweet Digest
January 15th, 2014: Die Another Day – Tweet Digest
January 29th, 2014: Casino Royale – Tweet Digest
February 5th, 2014: Quantum of Solace – Tweet Digest
June 5th, 2013: Never Say Never Again: THE IMPOSTER EDITION #1 – Tweet Digest
July 24th, 2013: Casino Royale (1967): THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #2 – Tweet Digest
August 21st, 2013: Our Man Flint (1966) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #3 – Tweet Digest
September 25th, 2013: Murderer’s Row (1966) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #4 – Tweet Digest
October 30th, 2013: Deadlier Than the Male (1967) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #5 – Tweet Digest
December 18th, 2013: Ffolkes (1979) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #7 – Tweet Digest
January 22nd, 2014: Modesty Blaise (1966) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #8 – Tweet Digest
February 12th, 2014: OSS117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #9 – Tweet Digest
March 5th, 2014: Wild Geese (1978) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #10 – Tweet Digest
April 2nd, 2014: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) THE IMPOSTOR EDITION #11 – Tweet Digest
March 17th, 2014: The Falcon Double Feature: The Falcon in Danger & The Falcon and the Co-Eds – Essay / FiD Tweet Digest / F&tCoEds Tweet Digest
CLIMAX! Casino Royale (1954) – Live Tweet
The Man From UNCLE: Vol. 1 (Pilots) – The Pilot Double Shot – “Solo” and “The Man From UNCLE” – Live Tweet