Wednesday, April 16, 2008

James Bond in the Musuem

Ian Fleming's James Bond: what links WW2 with the character 007 - Times Online: "The link between creator, character and military history is the subject of For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond, a new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum, London. James Taylor, the exhibition’s curator, acknowledges that the link between a fictional character and real history can seem tenuous, but is adamant that both Fleming and Bond belong."

2 comments:

Fred Blosser said...

Funny, that proposed wartime mission sounds more like Aleister McLean or Jack Higgins than James Bond.

The WWII references are interesting. I remember that in "Thunderball," Blofeld's ruthlessness was compared to Himmler's. When I first read the novel as a teen in the mid-'60s, the analogy didn't mean much to me: the Nazi thugs were history by the time I was born.

Bill Crider said...

I wonder if that reference has been updated in recent reprints.