About James Bond fandom

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Over the decades, James Bond fans have gotten into spirited debates.

I’ve been on the receiving end of such debates. People I once thought were friends have unloaded on me.

That’s how it goes. I’ve been accused as rooting for James Bond films to perform badly at the box office.

Is that true? No. Still, it happens.

People like to think there’s a “James Bond Community.”

That’s a nice idea. It evokes how fans from many walks of life can come together.

Yet, it doesn’t always work out that way. There are fans representing many generations. Some of those fans believe they *know* more than others.

What’s more, some of those fans disagree. Their positions erupt into disagreements that are difficult to reconcile. What were once friendships are disrupted, never to come back together.

That’s life. That can occur with any long-running enterprise.