Tag: Ian Fleming

Origins Of Bond

The “real James Bond” was only 5ft 6ins tall but his exploits included stealing an Enigma decoding machine and smuggling himself into communist Russia dressed in his old school uniform, according to a new book. The smoking room tales of Wilfred “Biffy” Dunderdale are said to be one of the sources Ian Fleming used for […]

The Other GoldenEye

During the 1988-1994 production gap of James Bond films, between Timothy Dalton’s License to Kill and Pierce Brosnan’s GoldenEye, there was still some “new” James Bond material to be screened in 2 made-for-TV movies: Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming – the Real James Bond (1989) Taking its title from Ian Fleming’s home in […]

The Real James Bond

Even though most Bond enthusiast know that James Bond is loosely based on Ian Fleming’s own stint in the Naval Intelligence Division as a commander with the codename 17F, he also decided to include some of the exploits of the first well known super-spy Sidney Reilly. Sidney G. Reilly 1873-1925, also known as the “Ace […]

James Bond’s Blaxploitation Movie

While filming Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die was chosen as the next Ian Fleming novel to be adapted because screenwriter Tom Mackiewitz thought it would be daring to use black villains, as the Black Panthers and other racial movements were active at this time. Sean Connery was originally slated to reprise his starring […]