Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

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Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming  »

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"Goldeneye" was also the code name of a contingency plan that the Allies devised in the event of a Nazi invasion of Spain. This plan was concocted in part by Ian Fleming himself, as an SIS agent. See more »

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Ian Fleming: It's very hard work killing someone with a sandbag.
Ann Fleming: Noel always said being killed by a sandbag is like adultery. You see it coming, can't avoid it, and it leaves one with a dreadful headache.
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References The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) See more »

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Let's Face the Music and Dance
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Written by Irving Berlin
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Decent Time Passer/Quasi-Bond Film
28 February 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film features the adventures of Ian Fleming, the real life spy who wrote the original James Bond novels.

This film plays vaguely like a Bond movie, though with more realism and less action. It does have the same sort of flirtatious attitude to it, though. This makes the film a rather interesting curiousity piece for Bond fans.

Lots of allusions to Bond, not just direct references, hinting that a number of things in Fleming's life got put into the novels. I'm not sure about the accuracy of these allusions, but they do enhance the film. And one death in the film affectedly more emotionally than the vast majority of Bond movie deaths.

It is a bit dry at times, and does have a bit of a TV movie feel to it. That said, overall I was pleasantly surprised, and this is certainly above average for a TV movie. Bond completists should definitely check this one out.


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