Reality Check: Ian Fleming and James Bond

Reality Check: Ian Fleming and James Bond
Originally podcast on Sci-Fi London

Alex Fitch talks to James Taylor, head researcher at the Imperial War Museum about the museum’s new exhibition For your eyes only: Ian Fleming and James Bond. The exhibition puts Fleming’s writing into a historic perspective, from his days working for Naval Intelligence to his later life living the life of Bond in far flung locations from Las Vegas to Jamaica. Alex & James talk about Fleming’s career and legacy plus the public’s fascination with the glam and the gadgets of the Bond movies, some of which are represented in the exhibition such as beloved mini-copter Little Nellie and props from Thunderball.

Links: IWM Fleming mini-site
Wikipedia entries on Ian Fleming and James Bond
Times Online feature on the exhibition

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