could it be used here as a sign that this
Is really a place of evil ?
One theme which runs throughout the movies is one preservation and resistance toward change.
With a ministry of defense and a secret agent sworn to protect Britain, there's an emphasis on keeping things the way they are. Industrialists who use technology with a vision dramatically change the world are the villains. Noble intentions (like solar power, sea/space exploration, satellite systems) are shown to be more corruptible than the tried and true. With the Cold War, missions have become more clandestine but the goal remains the same for MI6. James Bond, despite all the technology and cultural/socio-economic changes, is still James Bond.
One theme in the books, ( not so much in the movies) was how many times
Bond depended on his own reserves of strength, Intelligence and guile.
Many times Bond is issued with a gadget or special equipment, which later in
The story. Is removed from him, leaving him vulnerable, so he must dig into those
Reserves, to win through.
I guess Fleming had worked with many agents and soldiers who had had to do the
Same thing during the war.
DR NO-ah wrote:
I see a theme of loyalty in From Russia With Love. Both struggles to stay loyal and demonstrations of loyalty. Kerim Bey is a big believer in family and is loyal to his sons that he employs. Tania is chosen for her strict loyalty to mother Russia and struggles with that when she falls in love with Bond. Klebb's loyalty to get the job done after Kronsteens death, perhaps in fear. Spectres loyalty to avenge the death of Dr No. Bond's failure to stay loyal with Sylvia Trench always leaving her for the mission and another girl. Vavra's undying loyalty to Bond after the gypsy camp fight and to Kerim for allowing them to hide out in the camp. M perhaps being unloyal to his wife when him and Bond were in Tokyo, a scene we were robbed (saved?) of seeing!
I would love to see if anyone else can think of more examples that fit the theme in FRWL.
In many of the Craig Bonds ( Including spectre ) seem to deal with the idea,
of old ways being obsolete, The old mi6 building being replaced by a new high
tech building. Technology being superior to the human element.
In CR ans SP, similar statements are made about knowing when and when not