Cinema: Pilgrimage

Agent 007 has left a great many offspring in his wake. Two currently celebrated black superheroes share Bond's same consuming devotion to life-style and interracial violence. Although it might deal their identity a severe blow, both would have to acknowledge Bond as their spiritual father. They are less likely ever to bump into him, however, than into each other, for in their latest appearances they follow more or less the same route to Africa. There the harsh cynicism that was ground into them by the city streets suddenly evaporates. By returning to their roots, their pride is rekindled, their racial...

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