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Who Is James Bond?
The latest Bond film is an enormous box-office（票房）hit. But who is James Bond?Where does he come from? Author lan Flemitig, the creator of James Bond, told us something about the origins of the world's most famous secret agent.
In the first Bond novel, lan Fleming told us that James Bond was the son of a Scottish father and an Asian mother. But perhaps thiswas not really true. The title of the 19th Bond film,"The World Is Not Enough," was based on the Latin motto of the Bond family, which is mentioned in one of the early novels. However, it now appears that the motto is not that of the Scottish Bonds, but that of a different Bond family, who came from England. So perhaps Bond is English, not Scottish.
Bond went to Eton College, the same school as his creator lan Fleming. This is a school where young people learn how to move in high society,like Bond does so well.
After leaving school, Bond did not go to university. He joined the British Secret Service. He soon got promoted to the top. From then orhe was 007, "licensed to kill", and so began a career which would take him to all the corners of the earth.
In the early days, Bond's role was quite clear. He was working for the West. His main enemies were men from the KGB and other dangerous organizations. Since the end of the Cold War, the role of the Service has changed,and Bond's job profile has changed with it. Now his main enemies are the big bosses of organized crime and international terrorism.
Unlike the Cold War,organized crime is unlikely to come to an end, We can therefore be sure that James Bond, the best-known English fictional hero of the 20th century, has many more adventures ahead of him.
1. The new Bond film made much money for its producer.
2. lan Fleming directed the latest film about James Bond.
3."The World Is Not Enough"is the name of a novel.