Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.
Did You Know?
In January 2017, co-screenwriter Neal Purvis
told the Telegraph newspaper that they did not know how to place the character of James Bond in a world where Donald Trump
is the US President. Purvis said: "I'm just not sure how you would go about writing a James Bond film now," and, "each time, you've got to say something about Bond's place in the world, which is Britain's place in the world. But things are moving so quickly now, that becomes tricky. With people like Trump, the Bond villain has become a reality. So when they do another one, it will be interesting to see how they deal with the fact that the world has become a fantasy." Previously, Democrat American President John F. Kennedy
had been a big fan of James Bond, particularly the novel "From Russia With Love". JFK listed Ian Fleming
's 1957 book as among his top ten favorite novels of all time. That list was published in Life Magazine on 17th March 1961. Possibly as a result, the then Bond producers decided to make the second James Bond movie From Russia with Love
(1963). According to the book "Death of a President" (1964) by William Raymond Manchester
, this was the last motion picture JFK ever saw, which was at a private screening at the White House on 20th November 1963. See more
Referenced in Honest Trailers: Spectre