In this episode, I examine one of the most infamous and protracted intellectual-property battles in entertainment history.
The war over the rights to James Bond—specifically, the story and script for Thunderball—took over half a century to resolve fully.
Luckily, this podcast isn’t nearly that long.
The conflict between Kevin McClory and Ian Fleming (and Fleming’s rights-holders) raged on for decades, while also creating a very unusual cinematic rivalry that I detail here.
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