Friday, October 31, 2008

Die Hard Soviets Oblivious to Fictional Nature of Bond

Communists have always taken art very seriously. But this is farcical.

The TimesOnline (thanks for the picture) is reporting that the latest Bond Girl, Ukrainian Olga Kurylenko has been called a traitor, guilty of an act of "intellectual and moral betryal" for, ahem, consorting with James Bond, "the killer of hundreds of Soviet people and their allies," by the Communist Party of St. Petersburg.

Though the novels were written by Ian Fleming, the statement claims that James Bond took orders from "Thatcher and Reagan." An examination of the Internet Movie Database does not yield any screenplay or production credits for the cold war politicians, either. Perhaps they were controlling Bond from behind the scenes, if you will.

Similar outrage over the portrayal of Soviet forces in the latest Indiana Jones movie compelled the same body to call Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett "capitalist puppets." The condemnation failed to prevent the film from setting records in Russian cinemas.