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Bond on Page and Screen after Fleming

Ian Fleming died suddenly from a heart attack in 1964. By then attention had already switched from his James Bond novels to the films, of which the first full-length one, Dr No, appeared in 1962. The standard approach is to counterpoint the novels and films, asking how far the latter departed from the former, why, and what this can show us. Ranging from parlour game to serious study, this is a fascinating approach but it leaves out an important element of the Bond story, namely the novels published since Fleming wrote that have Bond as the protagonist. These novels show…

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