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James Bond & Friends - Episode 0035

13th December 2019

Could Fleming's second novel be adapted faithfully in the 21st century?

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Could Fleming's second novel be adapted faithfully in the 21st century?

This episode of 'James Bond & Friends' is hosted by James Page with Joseph Darlington and Bill Koenig.

This episode we consider how Daniel Craig's reboot of the series could have continued with a faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming's second novel Live And Let Die to follow up the modern update of Casino Royale. Often easily waved away as an outdated story with race issues and bygone attitudes, we take a close look at how the essence of the book could have been kept for a 2008 adventure. What other problems would arise from making another film based on the book? What shadow would Roger Moore's 1973 outing cast?

You can contact the show via the Twitter hashtag #askbond

The recording took place on November 22nd in the USA.

James Page is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Joseph Darlington is Head of Section at beingjamesbond.com

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2019

Music credit 'Spy & Die' by Jay Man

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