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Month: October 2017

Manners Maketh Man when Bond Girls Aren’t Bond Girls (Minor Spoilers- Kingsman- The Golden Circle)

Manners Maketh Man when Bond Girls Aren’t Bond Girls (Minor Spoilers- Kingsman- The Golden Circle)

“Manners Maketh Man.”  The proverb first appears in William Horman’s Vulgaria in 1519, but has found its contemporary articulation in Matthew Vaughn’s 2014 pulp-action spy romp: Kingsman: The Secret Service.  And this fall’s sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, takes manners beyond pressed pin-striped suites and polite conversational etiquette.  Manners means no more ‘Bond Girls.’ For decades, James Bond has been an archetype of refined, sophisticated masculinity. The well-dressed, articulate, and charismatic MI6 agent has dined with the highest of society,…

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