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Goldeneye (1989)

Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy.

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Ed Devereaux ...
Sir William Stephenson
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Second admiral
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Wren Lieutenant
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Noel Coward
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Ernie Chang
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Lucky Luciano
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Lord Kemsley
David Quilter ...
Lord Rothermere
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Adm. Godfrey
Kim Kindersley ...
Naval lieutenant
Lisa Daniely ...
Wren Captain
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Fact-based biography of James Bond author, Ian Fleming. The film focuses on his wartime exploits and romantic adventures which ultimately led to his creation of the super-spy. Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

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The Man with the Golden Pen See more »

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27 August 1989 (UK)  »

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Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming  »

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One of the two biopics about James Bond creator Ian Fleming made during the very late 1980s. The other film was The Secret Life of Ian Fleming (1990). See more »

Quotes

Loelia: So, who will dear commander Bond's adversaries be?
Ian Fleming: Rich, dominant, sadistic tyrants.
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Follows James Bond: The First 21 Years (1983) See more »

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Gershwin Medley
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Music by George Gershwin
Arranged by Michael Berkeley
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Decent Time Passer/Quasi-Bond Film
28 February 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This film features the adventures of Ian Fleming, the real life spy who wrote the original James Bond novels.

This film plays vaguely like a Bond movie, though with more realism and less action. It does have the same sort of flirtatious attitude to it, though. This makes the film a rather interesting curiousity piece for Bond fans.

Lots of allusions to Bond, not just direct references, hinting that a number of things in Fleming's life got put into the novels. I'm not sure about the accuracy of these allusions, but they do enhance the film. And one death in the film affectedly more emotionally than the vast majority of Bond movie deaths.

It is a bit dry at times, and does have a bit of a TV movie feel to it. That said, overall I was pleasantly surprised, and this is certainly above average for a TV movie. Bond completists should definitely check this one out.


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