James Bond takes flak over ‘cynical’ funeral scenes [Telegraph]

We recently reported on funeral scenes shot at Greenwich, which featured a number of hearses. However, the Royal British Legion has accused the film makers of being cynical. According to the Telegraph:

The scenes, which feature the bodies of eight servicemen killed overseas being repatriated and driven in a funeral cortege past hundreds of mourners lining the streets, worry the Royal British Legion.

“The last thing we want is a glitzy film,” says its Royal Wootton Bassett spokesman. “Attending the repatriations started as a pure and simple tribute. How are the mothers and fathers of the fallen soldiers going to feel when they see this on the big screen? It is cashing in on people’s grief and is just cynical.”

While such scenes do need to be handled sensitively, it seems a bit early to make any judgement.

Read “James Bond takes flak over ‘cynical’ funeral scenes” at the Telegraph

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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