The Unlovable James Bond [BFI Video]

The British Film Institute has put out a short video documentary looking at James Bond’s relationship with women and how it has developed over the film series.

You can watch the 11 minute video by clicking the play button above, and it can be watched in full screen mode by clicking the square in the bottom right hand corner of the video.

What do you think of the points made?

Let me know in the comments below.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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2 Responses to “The Unlovable James Bond [BFI Video]”

  • Brian

    Good analysis and insightful. Although the end credits reveal You Only Live Twice’s director as Martin Campbell. It isn’t. That honour belongs to Lewis Gilbert. Also the two recent Daniel Craig outing’s as directed by Sam Mendez. It’s Mendes. Come along now 007!

  • James Gioielli

    I am tired of this issue. James Bond “used” women the same way he drank, ate and indulged in finery—as compensation for the fact that the next mission would be the last. If you knew that next week your boss could send you on a “one way mission,” would you worry about a fatty piece of meat or too much alcohol? So why would you worry about one of these women? Will they come to my memorial service and say a few kind words?

    The misogyny comes not as a hatred of women but as his lack of thought toward them. If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I am not sure I would be thinking that much of others either.