Changing fiction for dramatic effect

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 30 18:10:33 UTC 2014

I watched the first episode. The series is not based on fiction. It is the
life of Ian Fleming.

In that context, " "Some names, places and incidents" presented are
" fictitious and have been changed" from his real life story "for dramatic
effect" in the 4-part mini-series presenting decades of a man's life.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 10:53 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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> The disclaimer for the 4-part mini-series "Fleming: The Man Who Would
> be Bond", beginning tonight on BBC America:  "Some names, places and
> incidents are fictitious and have been changed for dramatic
> effect."  (Presumably by the rewrite editor.  Perhaps Fleming needed
> to try harder.)
> Joel
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