Well...at any rate--
BTW--to the point regarding the books being more "serious" than the films regarding Bond's relationships with women--well...that may be, but
...it's worth noting that even as far back as the second
book, Live And Let Die
, the final scene had Bond and Solitaire taking part in "passionate leave"....
After that--Diamonds Are Forever
, Bond's musings on not bringing himself to settle down and marry her notwithstanding...by the end, the two are together (and she's boarding in his apartment...).
The endings of Dr. No
, and Thunderball
are similarly "glam".
So...if this pattern in the Craig films of the Bond girls he "gets" all ending up dead continues for much longer (read: if it happens in Skyfall
)...other than eliciting groans and muttered "Can't this poor fellow get a break
be true to the spirit of the books.
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."