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Old August 13 2012, 05:12 PM   #1276
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Re: "James Bond 23" officially slated for 2012! 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,'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 the end, the two are together (and she's boarding in his apartment...).

The endings of Dr. No, Goldfinger, 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?"--it'll not be true to the spirit of the books.
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