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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The 'Goldeneye' title has been used extensively in the James Bond filmed universe. It was used in the title of: the 1995 James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995); a 1989 television biopic of Ian Fleming, Goldeneye (1989); the James Bond video game GoldenEye (1997) and its remake GoldenEye 007 (2010) as well as another Bond video game, GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004), which used this name to take advantage of the popularity of the first game, but had a wholly different story. These all make 'Goldeneye' the most ever used phrase for a title in the filmed James Bond universe. See more »

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CBS interviewer: President Kennedy greatly admires your work. I understand From Russia With Love is one of his ten favourite novels.
Ian Fleming: He was good enough to tell me so in Washington, yes.
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Follows James Bond: The First 21 Years (1983) 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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