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James Bond and the 'Spectre' of global surveillance

Worldview film contributor Milos Stehlik has long seen James Bond films as a great barometer of our times. The latest installment in the Bond series, 'Spectre' opened to mixed reviews, but a pretty decent box office. With a global surveillance operation at the heart of the story reviews have drawn analogies and conclusions about what “Spectre” says about today’s surveillance controversies. Spectre’s also been called the most feminist Bond film ever, and has something to say about sadism and torture. The film has also received rave reviews in Great Britain. Film contributor Milos Stehlik and British Bond expert James Chapman from the University of Leicester, join us to dissect the messages in the latest Bond flick. (Photo: Flickr/Claire)

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