FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Fifty Years of James Bond
 Taking the Dialogues to the Next Level
 Literature and Film
In 1962, a new spy hero appeared on the big screens in the person of James Bond – 007 – armed with a license to kill, a Beretta pistol, a vodka martini (“shaken, not stirred”) and numerous glamorous “Bond girls.” Based on Ian Fleming’s spy novels, few would have predicted that the first film, “Dr. No,” would launch the longest-running and most successful franchise in cinematic history. 50 years later, James Bond is as popular and thrilling as ever, and the critical and commercial success of “Skyfall” — starring Daniel Craig, the sixth actor to play Bond — shows the vitality of the character in the 21st century. This course will explore the history of James Bond films, featuring at least one film by each of the six actors to play Bond — Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. In addition to close analysis of the individual films, we will use the series as a barometer of shifting attitudes towards national identity, gender, sexuality and politics during and after the Cold War era.

Eight Lectures
  1. Dr. No (1962) — Resident Bond: Sean Connery
  2. Goldfinger (1964) — Resident Bond: Sean Connery
  3. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) — Resident Bond: George Lazenby
  4. For Your Eyes Only (1981) — Resident Bond: Roger Moore
  5. The Living Daylights (1987) — Resident Bond: Timothy Dalton
  6. Golden Eye (1995) — Resident Bond: Pierce Brosnan
  7. Die Another Day (2002) — Resident Bond: Pierce Brosnan
  8. Casino Royale (2006) — Resident Bond: Daniel Craig
Course # W8R2 — Eight Weeks
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Thursdays — Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 27; March 13; NO CLASS ON FEB. 20 AND MARCH 6
  Time:11:15 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
  Fee:$68 / member; $98 / non-member