Re: RARA-AVIS: Casino Royale

From: jimdohertyjr (
Date: 10 Dec 2006


Re your comment below:

> I still can't understand why the producers of this
> rediculously successful franchise don't do these
> stories in historical perspective. Set during the cold
> war in the 1950s and early 60s, as they were written,
> would add such a sense of class to a franchise which
> has become, let's face it, a parody of itself.

Interesting that you should say so. Raymond Benson, who wrote nine Bond pastiches for the Fleming estate after John Gardner gave the gig up, has suggested that Bond is as tied to the Cold War era as Sherlock Holmes is to the Victorian era, and he would have liked to do his novels as historicals had the owners of the property allowed him to.


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