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Jonathan Bignell, “Adventures between TV and film, and between Britain and America”

Jonathan_resizedJonathan Bignell (University of Reading) était le conférencier invité à la Journée Thématique GUEST-Normandie le 21 novembre à l’UCBN, consacrée aux « Interactions séries/cinéma: innovations narratologiques réciproques » (voir le post ici). Pour en savoir plus sur les recherches de Jonathan Bignell : Staff Profile:Professor Jonathan Bignell

Son intervention était intitulée “Adventures between TV and film, and between Britain and America”. Voici un « preview » du compte rendu de sa conférence par Shannon Wells-Lassagne, à paraître dans le numéro de décembre de TV/Series.

Jonathan Bignell, “Adventures between TV and film, and between Britain and America”
Jonathan Bignell’s keynote address broached the central topic of the relationship between film and television by focusing on the link between Ian Fleming’s iconic character James Bond and the adventure series of the 1960s. As his talk made perfectly clear, the topic is a very rich one, as it reveals largely unknown affiliations both between television and film and between British and American productions.
To a large extent, the overlap was due to practical circumstances. Though Ian Fleming’s character has come to represent the height of Britishness, and at the time participated in the “cool Britannia” concept so popular in the 1960s, it turns out that transatlantic concerns have always had an important role in bringing Bond to the screen. In fact, his first screen appearance was not in film, but in a live TV broadcast in the US, where “Jimmy Bond” faced off against Peter Lorre playing “Le Chiffre”; the first film adaptation of the Bond novels, Dr. No, was originally developed as a treatment (and a pilot episode) for a new television series, called James Gunn – Secret Agent, where the title character was in fact an American …

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