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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house [[note]]and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]][[/note]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor).

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During UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house [[note]]and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]][[/note]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando Creator/MarlonBrando and Liz Taylor).
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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also|Did}} wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.

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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also|Did}} wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'' and two non-fiction works - ''The Diamond Smugglers'' (about ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin) and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.


Born in 1908, Ian Lancaster Fleming was a British author who radically altered SpyFiction when he started writing.

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Born in 1908, Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 12 August 1964) was a British author who radically altered SpyFiction when he started writing.


Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also |Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.

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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also |Did}}wrote also|Did}} wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.


Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also|Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.

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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also|Did}}wrote also |Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.


Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also |Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.

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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. {{He also |Did}}wrote also|Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.


Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. He also wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.

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Fleming wrote 12 ''Bond'' novels and 9 short stories, one of the latter being the source of the title for ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''. He {{He also wrote |Did}}wrote ''Film/ChittyChittyBangBang'', a book about diamond smuggling and a travel guide called ''Thrilling Cities'' (which included one of the Bond short stories). [[ShownTheirWork The level of research is clear in his Bond novels]]. People mainly familiar with the films (which are defined by TheSixties) may be surprised at the level of TheFifties present in the books, the decade in which most of them were written, which covers things like technology level, social attitudes and a more straightforwardly hostile view of the Soviet Union - the films retconned most stories with Soviet villains, forming the UrExample of the RenegadeRussian trope or having them manipulated by Blofeld's apolitical SPECTRE.


During WorldWarTwo, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house [[note]]and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]][[/note]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor).

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During WorldWarTwo, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house [[note]]and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]][[/note]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor).


Who precisely inspired Bond is a matter of debate. Fleming almost certainly included idealized aspects of himself. Somewhat of a self-loathing insecure fellow, he also included several 'bad' aspects of himself in his memorable over-the-top [[DiabolicalMastermind Bond Villains]], especially (it's inferred) the perceived sadism toward {{Bond Girl}}s (which, aptly, are tyrannized by the 'bad' Fleming -the villain- and cruelly humiliated/abused, before being rescued by the 'good' Fleming, i.e. James Bond). However, his wartime experience and contacts certainly provided a lot of ripe material for his stories several sources suggest his cousin and SOE mate sir Creator/ChristopherLee as another possible prototype.

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Who precisely inspired Bond is a matter of debate. Fleming almost certainly included idealized aspects of himself. Somewhat of a self-loathing insecure fellow, he also included several 'bad' aspects of himself in his memorable over-the-top [[DiabolicalMastermind Bond Villains]], especially (it's inferred) the perceived sadism toward {{Bond Girl}}s (which, aptly, are tyrannized by the 'bad' Fleming -the villain- and cruelly humiliated/abused, before being rescued by the 'good' Fleming, i.e. James Bond). However, his wartime experience and contacts certainly provided a lot of ripe material for his stories several sources suggest his cousin and SOE mate sir Sir Creator/ChristopherLee as another possible prototype.


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During WorldWarTwo, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor).

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During WorldWarTwo, he served in an intelligence planning role with the Royal Navy, planning some very successful and some very odd covert operations (one, involving getting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Rudolf Hess]] to come to Britain via an occultist, was cancelled when Hess defected to Britain anyway via his manic hallucinations). He planned an operation called Operation Goldeneye, the later name of his house and [[note]]and [[Film/GoldenEye a movie in the franchise he created]] created]][[/note]] (the name was lifted from the book ''Reflections in a Golden Eye'', which he loved and which was later made in a film with Marlon Brando and Liz Taylor).


It used to be believed that Fleming never went on active service undercover, and some attributed his Bond stories to being the product of frustrated fantasy, Bond living the secret agent's life that Fleming had had stolen from him. (Fleming was not unfit for field work; the fact was he was too highly-placed and knew too many secrets to risk capture, since he was employed as an intelligence analyst and controller/coordinator of field agents.). However it is now known that he did in fact actually go on at least [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8913384/Ian-Flemings-Commandos-The-Story-of-30-Assault-Unit-in-WWII-by-Nicholas-Rankin-review.html one mission]] to occupied France in 1940, and actively served alongside Creator/JonPertwee. It is also believed that he masterminded an unsuccessful "pinch mission" in 1942 for an German Engima coding machine and related material using the infamous Dieppe Raid as cover. He also stayed in Portugal for a while during the War, since it was a [[WorldWarII/TheNeutralNations neutral nation]] and there were great needs for information from both the Allies and the Axis' spies.

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It used to be believed that Fleming never went on active service undercover, and some attributed his Bond stories to being the product of frustrated fantasy, Bond living the secret agent's life that Fleming had had stolen from him. (Fleming was not unfit for field work; the fact was he was too highly-placed and knew too many secrets to risk capture, since he was employed as an intelligence analyst and controller/coordinator of field agents.). However it is now known that he did in fact actually go on at least [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/8913384/Ian-Flemings-Commandos-The-Story-of-30-Assault-Unit-in-WWII-by-Nicholas-Rankin-review.html one mission]] to occupied France in 1940, and actively served alongside Creator/JonPertwee. It is also believed that he masterminded an unsuccessful "pinch mission" in 1942 for an a German Engima coding machine and related material using the infamous Dieppe Raid as cover. He also stayed in Portugal for a while during the War, since it was a [[WorldWarII/TheNeutralNations neutral nation]] and there were great needs for information from both the Allies and the Axis' spies.


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Born in 1908, '''Ian Lancaster Fleming''' was a British author who radically altered SpyFiction when he started writing.

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Born in 1908, '''Ian Ian Lancaster Fleming''' Fleming was a British author who radically altered SpyFiction when he started writing.


That novel was ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. With it, Literature/JamesBond's literary career began and Fleming made a lot of money. He sold the rights to everything bar ''Royale'' (the rights for which were already tied up) to CubbyBroccoli in 1961 and the rest is history.

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That novel was ''Literature/CasinoRoyale''. With it, Literature/JamesBond's literary career began and Fleming made a lot of money. He sold the rights to everything bar ''Royale'' (the rights for which were already tied up) to CubbyBroccoli Creator/AlbertRBroccoli in 1961 and the rest is history.

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