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Who is James Bond? Show more Show less

From the beginning of the James Bond movie franchise in 1962, 007 has proved to be a long-lasting cultural icon. The spy for the U.K. Secret Service has now starred in 26 movies, accruing many high-tech gadgets and charming huge amounts of women as he goes. But who is James Bond? Is he a hero? A villain? A symbol of a time gone by? Or totally irrelevant?

James Bond is an amazing character Show more Show less

James Bond is a compelling character who has been popular for decades - with good reason.
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James Bond is a timeless icon

The immense cultural impact of Bond as a character shows his timelessness.
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Context

The Argument

There are few fictional characters as universally well-known as James Bond. Bond's catchphrase - "The name's Bond, James Bond" - has been voted the most loved motto in cinema.[1] There are countless videos and articles examining how individuals can capture Bond's charisma,[2] style[3] and charm.[4] James Bond's cultural impact cannot be overstated. Throughout the years, he has remained as popular with audiences as when he first appeared. This speaks to the significance and quality of the character.

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Premises

[P1] Bond has had an immeasurable cultural impact and is truly iconic. [P2] This speaks to the timelessness of the character.

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References

  1. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/1383350.stm
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THwTUsF0yQQ
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEWd-INcNKU
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-BivIRsgeM

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