Book used by Michael Wilson to research Florida crime whilst writing LTK screenplay.

edited September 2020 in Literary 007 Posts: 824
Does anybody know the title of the book on Florida crime that Wilson used to inform his LTK screenplay? I saw it mentioned somewhere a while ago but didn't take note of the details. Any help appreciated. Thanks

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  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited March 2021 Posts: 17,777
    I meant to reply to this thread at the time but it slipped through my fingers. I thought I'd taken a screenshot of the thread conversion where this book (and a photo of it) was discussed. As I recall the book had a silver cover but I can't remember the title nor who the author was unfortunately. I did look through my new phone for the screenshot but couldn't find it. I may have missed it. I'll try looking through the photos on my old phone to see if I can find it. Like yourself, @petergreenhill5, I forgot to make a note of it myself. I forgot the old saying that the best time to cut a hawthorn stick is when you see it!

    I'd love to know the name of the book myself as I'd like to purchase a copy for research purposes. I find anything like this concerning the sources of the Bond films or the novels deeply fascinating.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 17,777
    Does anybody know the title of the book on Florida crime that Wilson used to inform his LTK screenplay? I saw it mentioned somewhere a while ago but didn't take note of the details. Any help appreciated. Thanks

    So I was watching an interview with Robert Davi on the following Bond channel on YouTube and at around 06.40 minutes Davi mentions the name of the book I think you are looking for:



    He says that LTK co-scriptwriter Michael G. Wilson told him to read a book called The Underground Empire: Where Crime and Government Embrace (Doubleday, 1986) by James Mills. This is on the drug trade at the time and the corruption of government officials which enabled it, so very topical reading for the Franz Sanchez role and the plot of LTK in general.
  • echoecho 007 in New York
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    This guy cracks me up.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    echo wrote: »
    This guy cracks me up.

    Yes, Robert Davi is very entertaining and he clearly knows his stuff as regards Ian Fleming and James Bond. He's one of the best Bond villains in my book.
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