Appeared in: Volume 8, Number 3
Published on: December 12, 2012
Lost in Translation: James Bond’s Istanbul

The premiere of Skyfall marked Agent 007’s return to Istanbul, but which Istanbul? Certainly not Ian Fleming’s, whose contempt for the place drips from the pages of From Russia with Love.

Sean R. Singer is a student in Indiana University’s department of central Eurasian studies.

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