Ian Fleming in Modern Literature

The use of real life people in novels is common so it’s surprising how little Ian Fleming has turned up – that is until fairly recently. His most famous appearance was in Solo author William Boyd’s masterpiece, Any Human Heart – but is that it? Not quite, we did manage to find more: Any Human…

Anthony Burgess on Fleming’s Golden Words

Writer Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, provided an unlikely footnote to Bond lore. In 1975, he was commissioned by Albert R Broccoli to write a screenplay for The Spy Who Loved Me. Fleming’s original novel was considered unsuitable for adaptation but the title was retained with the aim of building a new story around it. Broccoli and…

Top 10 Literary James Bond Gifts

What to get the James Bond fan who has everything? Here are some gifts the discerning literary Bond fan may not have yet: 10. Ian Fleming’s Stamps by the Guernsey Post Office The life of James Bond’s creator, Ian Fleming, was celebrated in a set of stamps and limited edition items to be released by Guernsey Post, to…

Top 10 Literary James Bond Brands

Article by Fleming’sBond.com Even a cursory reading of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels reveals that the author enjoyed using brand placement within his work. Many of these reflected the writers own taste in various areas of life, but it also served to ground the series in reality. Readers could go out and in many cases…

Title Sequence for Sky’s ‘Fleming’

Broken Antler were asked by Brewery VFX to help develop the titles for the 4 part Sky Atlantic series ‘Fleming’. This is the process they went through, different versions and the different ideas they tried. Sky Atlantic ‘Fleming – The Man Who Would Be Bond’ Title Design Development. from Broken Antler on Vimeo.   They developed…

Bond’s Men: Ten Great British Spy Novels of the Early 20th Century

Article by Benjamin Welton The espionage novel is one part “imperial adventure story” and one part detective tale. The former, which is extensively examined by Dr. Caroline Reitz in her slim study entitled Detecting the Nation: Fictions of Detection and the Imperial Venture, often details the exploits of Englishmen abroad, specifically those educated Englishmen who…