Ian Fleming Betrayed

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MDriver1981

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Ian Fleming Betrayed
« on: 22/02/2009 21:58:42 »

The great British author Ian Fleming (1908 - 1964) would be very disappointed with most James Bond films, Quantum of Solace, particularly.  Fleming only lived to see the first three bond films (Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger).  Fleming had the belief that we (The West: England, United States, NATO, ect.) were the good guys, and the bad guys were the East: Soviet Russia, Red China, ect.) Paul Haggis, who wrote the script for Quantum of Solace (the most recent James Bond film), represents much of what Fleming was against: socialism, cultural relativism and vilifying many aspect of the MI6 and the CIA. 

Fleming's popularity grew tremendously in 1960 when JFK mentioned him as his favorite fiction author.  Fleming responded to that by meeting JFK with on a few occasions and giving him foreign policy tips, such as that towards Red Cuba. 
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Re: Ian Fleming Betrayed
« Reply #1 on: 22/02/2009 22:10:31 »
Is there a question here?
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« Reply #2 on: 22/02/2009 22:22:01 »
What comes to mind is what MDriver1981 is doing posting this stuff on a science forum. This is merely a reactionary political point of view. If it is intended to promote debate it's difficult to see where it could go.
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Re: Ian Fleming Betrayed
« Reply #3 on: 22/02/2009 22:38:12 »
I did think Quantum Of Solace was...well...pants though !!
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« Reply #4 on: 23/02/2009 00:41:29 »
No direct question, just people's thoughts.  History is social science, thank you very much. 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/02/2009 02:11:08 »
Fleming was a fascinating man.
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« Reply #6 on: 23/02/2009 12:33:20 »
Fleming was a fascinating man.

Yes and James Bond was actually taken from a Jamaican ornothologist.

Fleming also wrote children's stories.
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