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23 and me: The complete James Bond — Medium
“The best drink in the day is just before the first one.”
jamesbond  film  ianfleming 
october 2014 by rodcorp
The Inner Life of James Bond - James Parker - The Atlantic
"I, Ian Fleming, give you a hero almost without psychology: a bleak circuit of appetites, sensations, and prejudices, driven by a mechanical imperative called “duty.” In Jungian-alchemical terms, 007 is like lead" -- good piece
jamesbond  ianfleming 
september 2013 by rodcorp
Letters of Note: Hitchcock for Bond?
"HAVE WRITTEN BOND MOVIE TREATMENT FEATURING MAFIA STOLEN ATOMIC BOMBER BLACKMAIL OF ENGLAND CULMINATING NASSAU WITH EXTENSIVE UNDERWATER DRAMATICS STOP"
ianfleming  jamesbond  telegram 
february 2013 by rodcorp
Ian Fleming's Commandos by Nicholas Rankin – review | Books | The Guardian
""Ian's idea of giving up smoking on doctor's orders was to cut down from sixty a day to thirty … and on instruction he reduced his intake of Vodka Martini from three lethal doses to one. He was very shaky, his normally brick-red complexion the dry mauve of a paper flower." Fleming was 56 and indifferent about living longer. He once revealingly described his own character thus: "I've always had one foot not wanting to leave the cradle and the other in a hurry to get to the grave.""
- Fleming's own death wish.
ianfleming  books  jamesbond  death 
october 2012 by rodcorp
James Bond – a ticket to distant joys | Books | The Guardian
Yes: "But Fleming also knows that the muscles of empire are atrophying by the time Bond gets to work."
Not really: "But Bond appeals partly because he, and therefore we, dwell so rarely on his inner life (though the seventh novel, Goldfinger, introduces a more introspective 007)."
jamesbond  ianfleming  books 
october 2012 by rodcorp
Ian Fleming's Thrilling Inspiration for You Only Live Twice '67 - Ian Fleming (1953-1966) - CBn Forums
"Half of the novel is a travelogue around Japan and the customs and traditions of its evaporating culture [...] A large part of one chapter of You Only Live Twice simply listed, in botanical textbook-like fashion, no less than twenty-two different types of poisonous flowers, plants and trees" - 1. nostalgia for the other culture even while sickened by it; 2. Ballardian; 3. Bond/Blofeld mirroring Fleming's own sickness.
ianfleming  books  jamesbond 
may 2012 by rodcorp
James Bond's words live twice in plagiarised novel | Books | guardian.co.uk
Copied from the post-Fleming novels. (Never forget, on every possible topic, it's probable that someone on the internet cares more about it than you do.)
books  ianfleming  jamesbond  spying  plagiarism 
november 2011 by rodcorp
Letters of Note: May I suggest that Mr. Bond be armed with a revolver?
"[Bond] is inclined to favour something a little more casual and less bulky. The well-worn chamois leather pouch under his left arm has become almost a part of his clothes [...] I am most anxious to see that he lives as long as possible and I shall be most grateful for any further technical advices you might like me to pass on to him."
jamesbond  ianfleming  via:schulze 
june 2011 by rodcorp
The Bourne Infrastructure « Magical Nihilism
V.G: "Rather than Bond’s private infrastructure expensive cars and toys, Bourne uses public infrastructure as a superpower [...] But in addition, Bourne wraps cities, autobahns, ferries and train terminuses around him as the ultimate body-armour, in ways that Old Etonians could never even dream of"
books  jamesbond  ianfleming  film  mattjones  jasonbourne 
december 2008 by rodcorp
Simon Winder: The Man Who Saved Britain: A Personal Journey Into the Disturbing World of James Bond (2006)
Good and funny, convincingly argues that Bond is escapism for the UK's post-war post-empire slump, and deeply nostalgic.
books  booksreadin2008  jamesbond  ianfleming  simonwinder 
september 2008 by rodcorp
For Your Eyes Only
Irritating highlights package for the Bond/Fleming exhibition at IWM makes it unclear whether it's worth attending.
ianfleming  jamesbond  war  history  books 
august 2008 by rodcorp

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