Re: RARA-AVIS: Casino Royale

Date: 10 Dec 2006

> 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.

you're preaching to the choir here. but sadly, movie studio decisions are driven by marketing departments, and those people believe that making a story period limits its mass appeal. and if the Bond movie franchise is about anything, it is about mass appeal

John Lau

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