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25th Sep '16 1:07:19 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* Maybe not in the film itself, but Tom Jones' IncrediblyLongNote at the end of the theme song, which only ends because he ''fainted''.

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* Maybe not in the film itself, but Tom Jones' Music/TomJones' IncrediblyLongNote at the end of the theme song, which only ends because he ''fainted''.



** And this was 'before' The Dark Knight did almost the exact same thing
* Bond shooting a guy attempting to sneak up on him with a harpoon gun.

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** And this was 'before' The Dark Knight ''Film/TheDarkKnight'' did almost the exact same thing
* Bond shooting a guy Vargas attempting to sneak up on him with a harpoon gun.
28th Aug '16 1:16:17 PM CynicalBastardo
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* Bond shooting a guy attempting to sneak up on him with a harpoon gun.
-->'''Bond:''' [[BondOneLiner I think he got the point]].
7th Aug '16 5:05:45 PM MrReviser121
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* Ending (which averts the usual "Bond kissing the girl" shtick), where Bond and Domino get rescued by being lifted up by a balloon, which gets hooked by a plane. Cue the James Bond theme.
** And this was 'before' The Dark Knight did almost the exact same thing
25th Jun '16 1:56:28 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** Keep in mind that she's been violently tortured by Largo beforehand, tied to a bed naked and burned/freezed for hours. It's revealed later that despite the pain she was in, Domino somehow managed to break out, possibly even fought her way through the ship's guards, then stole diving equipment and a harpoon gun and saved Bond's ass.

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** Keep in mind that she's been violently tortured by Largo beforehand, tied to a bed naked and burned/freezed for hours. It's revealed later that despite the pain she was in, Domino somehow managed to break out, possibly even fought her way through the ship's guards, guards or stealthily snuck past all of them, then stole diving equipment and a harpoon gun and saved Bond's ass.
29th May '16 6:43:42 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** Keep in mind that she's been violently tortured by Largo beforehand, tied to a bed naked and burned/freezed for hours. And as Leiter reveals later, she somehow managed to break out, possibly even fought her way through the ship's guards, then stole diving equipment and a harpoon gun and saved Bond's ass.

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** Keep in mind that she's been violently tortured by Largo beforehand, tied to a bed naked and burned/freezed for hours. And as Leiter reveals later, It's revealed later that despite the pain she was in, Domino somehow managed to break out, possibly even fought her way through the ship's guards, then stole diving equipment and a harpoon gun and saved Bond's ass.ass.
-->'''Leiter:''' Maybe you'd care to take that girl along? Hell, she's the one that rates the medals! The guts! They cottoned on to her Geiger counter. God knows what that bastard Largo did to her. But she didn't sing-not a damned word! Then, when the team was under way, she somehow got herself out of the cabin porthole, with the gun and aqualung and went to get him. Got him, and saved your life into the bargain! I swear I'll never call a girl "frail" again-not an Italian girl anyway.
26th May '16 11:57:34 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* How [[BiggerBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] [[SelfMadeMan climbed his way up]]. During the 1930s, as a young man working a low-ranking job in the Polish Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, he built up a huge global spy network by secretly copying ciphers and sending them to mundane agents, often accountants or secretaries. He then predicted World War II and sent secret ciphers to Nazi Germany. When the war began, Blofeld [[UnPerson wiped out all records of him existing]], moved to Turkey, set up another intelligence organization then double-crossed both the Axis and the Allies by selling info to both sides. When Rommel is finally defeated in North Africa, Blofeld pours all his support into the Allies, ending up being decorated by all Allied countries at the end of the war. Now, he's in charge of fiction's most famous NebulousEvilOrganization, and cooks up a grand heist which nearly wrecks the world.

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* How [[BiggerBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] [[SelfMadeMan climbed his way up]]. During the 1930s, as a young man working a low-ranking job in the Polish Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, he built up a huge global spy network by secretly copying ciphers and sending them to mundane agents, often accountants or secretaries. He then predicted World War II and sent secret ciphers to Nazi Germany. When the war began, Blofeld [[UnPerson wiped out all records of him existing]], moved to Turkey, set up another intelligence organization then double-crossed both the Axis and the Allies by selling info to both sides. When Rommel is finally defeated in North Africa, Blofeld pours all his support into the Allies, ending up being decorated by all Allied countries at the end of the war. Now, he's in charge of fiction's most famous NebulousEvilOrganization, NebulousEvilOrganization and cooks up a grand heist which nearly wrecks ''still'' manages to convince the world.outside world that he's running a peacekeeping organization for years.
* Leiter's cable to the US Government, although it frustrates him, gets him the support of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force and a cutting-edge nuclear submarine to take on Largo with. Yes, it may be kind of ridiculous that they're sending tons of ordnance to a guy working out of a hotel room, but it shows that they take the threat damn seriously.
26th May '16 11:54:32 PM TheWildWestPyro
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** Domino's scene is even better in the original novel, where the moment takes place underwater, with light framing her (and her hair) almost angelically as she saves Bond. There's no dialogue, of course, but it more than makes up for it by actually portraying the massive trauma and exhaustion she had to overcome in the process.



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!!The NovelNovel
* Domino's underwater rescue of Bond, with light framing her (and her hair) almost angelically as she saves Bond. There's no dialogue, of course, but it more than makes up for it by actually portraying the massive trauma and exhaustion she had to overcome in the process.
** Keep in mind that she's been violently tortured by Largo beforehand, tied to a bed naked and burned/freezed for hours. And as Leiter reveals later, she somehow managed to break out, possibly even fought her way through the ship's guards, then stole diving equipment and a harpoon gun and saved Bond's ass.
* The moment where Domino swears bloody vengeance on Largo for murdering her brother and [[HeelFaceTurn joins Bond]].
* Bond opening fire at a bunch of friggin' ''sharks'' with his PPK and managing to scare them off from the wreck of the plane.
* How [[BiggerBad Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] [[SelfMadeMan climbed his way up]]. During the 1930s, as a young man working a low-ranking job in the Polish Ministry of Posts and Telegraphs, he built up a huge global spy network by secretly copying ciphers and sending them to mundane agents, often accountants or secretaries. He then predicted World War II and sent secret ciphers to Nazi Germany. When the war began, Blofeld [[UnPerson wiped out all records of him existing]], moved to Turkey, set up another intelligence organization then double-crossed both the Axis and the Allies by selling info to both sides. When Rommel is finally defeated in North Africa, Blofeld pours all his support into the Allies, ending up being decorated by all Allied countries at the end of the war. Now, he's in charge of fiction's most famous NebulousEvilOrganization, and cooks up a grand heist which nearly wrecks the world.
23rd Apr '16 6:01:32 AM TheWildWestPyro
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[[AC: The Film]]

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[[AC: The Film]]!!The Film



[[AC: The Novel]]

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[[AC: The Novel]]!!The Novel
23rd Apr '16 5:58:37 AM TheWildWestPyro
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[[AC: The Film]]



* Nasty girl [[EvilRedhead Fiona]] {{Lampshading}} and gleefully mocking the SexFaceTurn:

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* Nasty girl [[EvilRedhead Fiona]] Volpe {{Lampshading}} and gleefully mocking the SexFaceTurn:



* Bond's jetpack-powered escape? Not an effect. It was the Bell/Textron Rocket Belt, tested for the Army and Air Force, but ultimately proved AwesomeButImpractical for actual flight.

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* Bond's jetpack-powered escape? Not an effect. It was the Bell/Textron Rocket Belt, tested for the Army and Air Force, but ultimately proved AwesomeButImpractical for actual flight.flight.

[[AC: The Novel]]
11th Nov '15 3:52:36 AM erforce
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* As Blofeld has one treacherous lackey killed during the SPECTRE meeting, Largo just looks at results with amused look on him. For him, this is just another day at the office.

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* As Blofeld has one treacherous lackey killed during the SPECTRE meeting, Largo just looks at the results with an amused look on him.his face. For him, this is just another day at the office.
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