You know, sometimes people say to me, Why do you choose to write that creepy stuff? And I usually say, What makes you think I have a choice?
Im not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.
Ive argued before that the film series had a tendency to portray Bonds bad guys as little more than spoilt children with expensive toys, allowing Bond to show up and smack them back into line. I suspect that this shift of emphasis from the books allowed Bond to play up what Julius No referred to as the habits of empire, affording the British secret agent the illusion of importance. Representing one of the worlds oldest imperial powers, the film series presented Bond as a man to effectively sort out all these young upstarts getting ideas in the wake of the Second World War.