At the back entrance to a friend’s restaurant, I met a single mom who struggled to hold down three jobs to support her kids. “I don’t think this is going to last,” she said. “To be honest, I think that was my final act.” (Photo by Donato DiCamillo)
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In 2023, the Bond franchise celebrates its 70th anniversary. Very few franchises, with the exception of the Universal Classic Monsters and Godzilla series have enjoyed such a long life in popular media like film. Like them, the Bond franchise has seen many new beginnings which continually restart the property, which perpetually reset it, and which are bound to do so again.