- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: December 5, 2004
See how the author's remarkable life is echoed in the deeds and manners of his most famed creation.
- Classified documents shed light on his wartime exploits.
- The definitive portrait of the man who gave the world James Bond.
- See how Bond's exploits echo Fleming's life.
The son of a conservative Member of Parliament, he courted disgrace by resigning from Eton before graduation. He did not pen his first novel until he was 43, by which point he had worked as a banker, stockbroker, reporter, newspaper manager and intelligence officer.
When Ian Fleming wrote Casino Royale in 1953, he created one of the most enduring characters in all of pop culture. The ultimate Cold-War action hero, James Bond was a suave spy who always foiled the bad guy and got the girl while the fate of the world hung in the balance. But while Bond lives on, Fleming succumbed to his excesses just a decade after introducing the super spy to the world. From his privileged childhood to his Jamaican idylls, BIOGRAPHY® examines Fleming's colorful life with the help of biographers and friends, while clips from the many Bond films illuminate his remarkable legacy.