Well, we have finally made it after meeting both Dads Ian Fleming and Cubby Broccoli and even stepfather Albert Saltzman; breaking through the haze of book options, financing, and most importantly casting…stop telling me about the labor and just show me the baby – well here he is….Dr No.
Three years after publication and after more than one screen rewrite (including one with a pet monkey) the sixth Ian Fleming Bond novel would become the first James Bond movie!
What if I told you that when asked about the film Ian Fleming’s response was “Dreadful…Simply Dreadful?”
What if I also told you that on the same day that Dr. No premiered October 5th, 1962, at the London Pavilion in Piccadilly Circus down the street at Parlaphone Records the first single called “Love Me Do” from a little-known band out of Liverpool formerly known as ‘The Quarrymen’ and now renamed ‘The Beatles’ was released?
That’s right the two biggest cultural phenomena of the 1960’s and arguably the 20th century hit the streets on the same exact day just a few miles apart from one another – but if you been listening to this podcast series that should come as no surprise, as we have seen, if there is one thing predictable about the story of 007 it’s that the story is completely unpredictable.
So, buckle up because we are going to London, Jamaica, and back to London to revisit the one that started them all…albeit without his pet monkey!
So, Sit Back And Relax Mom & Dad Won’t Be Back For At Least An Hour….and welcome to The Latch Key Kids Present Breaking Bond Part Three: DR. NO!