As I’ve noted here before, I’ve long been an Ian Fleming aficionado. I read his James Bond thrillers as a teenager with joy and wonder, and I've reread the spy & crime thrillers many times over the years.
I'm also a huge fan of the James Bond films, especially
the Bond films from the 1960s with Sean Connery as Bond.
So I find of the idea of the British
Film Institute inserting a trigger warming on the Bond films to be ridiculous.
Dan Gainor at foxnews.com offers a piece
on the British Film Institute’s trigger warnings for the James Bond films.
Here’s the message you get if you queue up to watch the world’s
No. 1 spy.
"Please note that many of these films contain language,
images or other content that reflect views prevalent in its time, but will
cause offence today (as they did then). The titles are included here for
historical, cultural or aesthetic reasons and these views are in no way
endorsed by the BFI or its partners."
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my Washington Times On Crime column on Ian Fleming via the below link:
And you can read my online Crime Beat column on a look back at Ian Fleming's iconic James Bond character via the below link:
Note: Below are photos from Dr No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball and You Only Live Twice: