History Film / DiamondsAreForever

4th Aug '17 9:14:02 PM Premonition45
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* RecycledSoundtrack: Several cues from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' get re-used in this film. In particular, the "Little Nellie" theme makes an appearance during the oil rig fight.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Several cues from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' get re-used in this film. In particular, the "Little Nellie" theme makes an appearance during the oil rig fight.
7th Jul '17 6:36:12 AM Arivne
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* BookSafe: Mrs. Whistler, the missionary teacher who's part of the diamond smuggling chain that Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd are killing off, hides the goods in a hollowed bible.

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* BookSafe: Mrs. Whistler, the missionary teacher who's part of the diamond smuggling chain that Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd are killing off, hides the goods in a hollowed bible.Bible.
10th Jun '17 12:31:11 AM erforce
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* AdaptationDyeJob: Tiffany was blonde in the book, as opposed to a redhead in the film. Lampshaded when Bond asks, "Weren't you a blonde when I came in?"
* AdaptationExpansion: The diamond smuggling pipeline is the entire EvilPlan in the book, and is run by comparatively mundane gangsters. In the film, it's just one arm in another of SPECTRE's grandiose schemes.



* AdaptationDyeJob: Tiffany was blonde in the book, as opposed to a redhead in the film. Lampshaded when Bond asks, "Weren't you a blonde when I came in?"
* AdaptationExpansion: The diamond smuggling pipeline is the entire EvilPlan in the book, and is run by comparatively mundane gangsters. In the film, it's just one arm in another of SPECTRE's grandiose schemes.



* AntiLoveSong: ''I don't need love/For what good will love do me?...''



* AntiLoveSong: ''I don't need love/For what good will love do me?...''



* ArtisticLicensePhysics[=/=]ConvectionSchmonvection: Shady Tree opens Bond's coffin without any problem, even though it would be hot as hell since it had just come out of a crematorium...
* AssShove: "Alimentary, my dear Leiter."

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics[=/=]ConvectionSchmonvection: Shady Tree opens Bond's coffin without any problem, even though it would be hot as hell since it had just come out of a crematorium...
* AssShove: When Felix Leiter questions Bond about where he managed to hide the diamonds on a dead body, Bond alludes to this trope by answering "Alimentary, my dear Leiter." "



* BavarianFireDrill: "Klaus Hergesheimer - G Section"
* TheBigBoard: Willard Whyte's financial holdings.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Bond is implied to be this, not surprisingly, when he strips down out of his tuxedo for Tiffany Case, who becomes progressively more aroused as she watches Bond (who she still thinks is Peter Franks at this point) relieve himself of his clothes for her - she even encourages him at one point to "keep going." Once Bond is standing completely naked in front of her a smiling Tiffany is so overwhelmed by the sight of his manhood that she affectionately compliments him by saying "I'm ''very'' impressed. There's a ''lot'' ''more'' to you than I had expected."

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* BavarianFireDrill: Bond pretends to be "Klaus Hergesheimer - G Section"
Section" to snoop around the facility where the KillSat is being built.
* TheBigBoard: Willard Whyte's Whyte has on his financial holdings.
holdings across US, which provides the location of Blofeld's engame operation.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: Bond is implied to be this, not surprisingly, when he strips down out of his tuxedo for Tiffany Case, who becomes progressively more aroused as she watches Bond (who she still thinks is Peter Franks at this point) relieve himself of his clothes for her - she even encourages him at one point to "keep going." Once Bond is standing completely naked in front of her a smiling Tiffany is so overwhelmed by the sight of his manhood that she affectionately compliments him by saying "I'm ''very'' impressed. There's a ''lot'' ''more'' to you than I had expected." "



* BookSafe: Mrs. Whistler, the missionary teacher who's part of the diamond smuggling chain that Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd are killing off, hides the goods in a hollowed bible.



* BuryYourGays: Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd
** Mr. Kidd's death doubles as a StealthPun: since he's [[KillItWithFire burned to death by shish kebab flambés]], he qualifies as a...(wait for it!)..."flaming homosexual."

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* BuryYourGays: As they are henchmen who try to kill Bond, Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd
** Mr. Kidd's death doubles as a StealthPun: since he's [[KillItWithFire burned to death by shish kebab flambés]], he qualifies as a...(wait for it!)..."flaming homosexual."
Kidd end up suffering from this.



* {{Camp}}: Lots of it.
* CampGay: Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.
* CampStraight: Charles Gray's portrayal of Blofeld is decidedly more Camp than in previous films. He's even in drag at one point in the film.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: Shady Tree rescues James Bond from Albert Wint and Charles Kidd's incineration attempt on him because he had passed phony diamonds on to Shady, and Shady wants the real stuff. Albert R. Saxby tries to rescue Shady Tree in the same manner, but as James soon finds out, Saxby had talked the two assassins down too late and Shady had already been shot in the head by Mr. Wint.

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* %%* {{Camp}}: Lots of it.
* %%* CampGay: Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd.
* CampStraight: Charles Gray's portrayal of Blofeld is decidedly more Camp {{Camp}} than in previous films. He's even in drag at one point in the film.
* CantKillYouStillNeedYou: CantKillYouStillNeedYou:
**
Shady Tree rescues James Bond from Albert Wint and Charles Kidd's incineration attempt on him because he had passed phony diamonds on to Shady, and Shady wants the real stuff. stuff.
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Albert R. Saxby tries to rescue Shady Tree in the same manner, but as James soon finds out, Saxby had talked the two assassins down too late and Shady had already been shot in the head by Mr. Wint.



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Shady Tree opens Bond's coffin without any problem, even though it would be hot as hell since it had just come out of a crematorium...



* CreepyMonotone: The guy counting down the satellite in the final scene

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* CreepyMonotone: The guy counting down the satellite in the final scenescene.
* CurseCutShort: Done to the sheriff who stops Bond in Las Vegas, only for Bond to back away to start a car chase between him and the local lawmen.
-->"Why, you dirty b--"



* DisneyVillainDeath: Peter Franks.

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* DisneyVillainDeath: Peter Franks.Franks falls to his doom after his brawl with Bond is out of the elevator.



* DressHitsFloor: When Bond decides to strip Plenty O'Toole down to her bare essentials the camera pans down her shapely body as Bond unzips her purple satin dress and we watch the dress fall, first showing us her bare ankles before pulling back to reveal Plenty in all her glory, clad in nothing but her pink sheer panties, purple high heels and gold and diamond necklace.



* DressHitsFloor: When Bond decides to strip Plenty O'Toole down to her bare essentials the camera pans down her shapely body as Bond unzips her purple satin dress and we watch the dress fall, first showing us her bare ankles before pulling back to reveal Plenty in all her glory, clad in nothing but her pink sheer panties, purple high heels and gold and diamond necklace.



* ElevatorActionSequence: Bond's lethal fight with smuggler Peter Franks.



* ElevatorActionSequence: Bond's lethal fight with smuggler Peter Franks.
* ExpospeakGag: Q demonstrated his slot machine tampering gizmo to Tiffany Case, that is until she got up and followed a lady holding a Persian cat.



* ExpospeakGag: Q demonstrated his slot machine tampering gizmo to Tiffany Case, that is until she got up and followed a lady holding a Persian cat.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several examples.

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* %%* {{Foreshadowing}}: Several examples.



* GrandFinale: Can be seen as this to the Sean Connery era as a whole. In addition to being Connery's last appearance in a main series Bond film, it also saw the last appearances of Blofeld and SPECTRE as primary antagonists, with future films mostly having Bond facing off against rich megalomaniacs and/or political renegades rather than a large criminal organization.



* GrandFinale: Can be seen as this to the Sean Connery era as a whole. In addition to being Connery's last appearance in a main series Bond film, it also saw the last appearances of Blofeld and SPECTRE as primary antagonists, with future films mostly having Bond facing off against rich megalomaniacs and/or political renegades rather than a large criminal organization.



* InNameOnly: Bond films have never been known for strict fidelity to the source material, but this movie takes it to a new level. Whatever changes the last six movies made to the corresponding books, they at least kept the names and general gimmicks of the BigBads. This one swaps out the novel's Spang brothers with Blofeld, who hadn't even been created when the former was published, and pretty much rewrites the entire plot to revolve around a KillSat.
* TheInfiltration



* ImprovisedWeapon: During the elevator brawl, Peter Franks tries kill Bond with a broken glass shard. After losing it, Franks picks up a crowbar, which then countered by Bond with a fire extinguisher.
* InNameOnly: ''Bond'' films have never been known for strict fidelity to the source material, but this movie takes it to a new level. Whatever changes the last six movies made to the corresponding books, they at least kept the names and general gimmicks of the {{Big Bad}}s. This one swaps out the novel's Spang brothers with Blofeld, who hadn't even been created when the former was published, and pretty much rewrites the entire plot to revolve around a KillSat.
%%* TheInfiltration



* ModestyTowel: A deleted scene had a soaking wet Plenty O'Toole returning to Bond wearing nothing but a white towel to protect her modesty.



* ModestyTowel: A deleted scene had a soaking wet Plenty O'Toole returning to Bond wearing nothing but a white towel to protect her modesty.



* PunchClockVillain: Dr. Metz.

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* %%* PunchClockVillain: Dr. Metz.



* SheFu: Bambi and Thumper

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* %%* SheFu: Bambi and Thumper



* StealthPun: Mr. Kidd's death: since he's [[KillItWithFire burned to death by shish kebab flambés]], he qualifies as a...(wait for it!)..."flaming homosexual."



* VivaLasVegas
* VoiceChangeling: Both Blofeld and James Bond use voice duplicating machines to fool other people.

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* %%* VivaLasVegas
* VoiceChangeling: Both Blofeld and James Bond use voice duplicating machines to fool other people.



* WholePlotReference: ''Film/DieAnotherDay'' pretty much takes the plot of this one lock, stock and barrel.



* WouldHitAGirl: Or at least choke one.
* WrongGenreSavvy:

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* WouldHitAGirl: Or Bond; or at least choke one.
one, as he demonsrates during his search for Blofeld's whereabouts during pre-credits sequence. He also slaps Tiffany once to get answers out of her.
* WrongGenreSavvy: WrongGenreSavvy:


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17th May '17 8:17:41 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SameLanguageDub: Lana Wood's Plenty O'Toole was dubbed.



* SimpleScoreOfSadness: Used whenever we see Mr. Wynn and Mr. Kidd.

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* SimpleScoreOfSadness: Used whenever we see Mr. Wynn Wint and Mr. Kidd.
7th May '17 11:43:12 AM bwatts92
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Added DiffLines:

* ItsPersonal: Perhaps the least satisfying version of this trope ever committed to film.
26th Mar '17 6:33:48 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Felix Leiter:''' I give up. I know the diamonds are in the body, but where?
-->'''Bond:''' Alimentary, Dr. Leiter...

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-->'''Felix --->'''Felix Leiter:''' I give up. I know the diamonds are in the body, but where?
-->'''Bond:''' --->'''Bond:''' Alimentary, Dr. Leiter...



* CreepyCrossdresser: [[BrainBleach Blofeld does this as a disguise to escape.]]

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* CreepyCrossdresser: [[BrainBleach Blofeld does this as a disguise to escape.]]



** Due to endless litigation between the producers and Kevin [=McClory=], this would be the last Eon Bond film where Blofeld and SPECTRE would appear as BigBad[=/=]GreaterScopeVillain and NebulousEvilOrganisation respectively until the 2015 movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
** It was also this for classic Bond, since Sean Connery only agreed to one additional movie with UA boss David Picker, and, minus [=McClory=]'s ''Never Say Never Again'', refused to deal with any part of the franchise ever again [[note]]or at least until the 2005 ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' video game, which bridged the gap between Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/DanielCraig. [[/note]] EON had to recast the role for the third time in a row, going with Roger Moore, who was considered originally.

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** Due to endless litigation between the producers and Kevin [=McClory=], this would be the last Eon Bond film where Blofeld and SPECTRE would appear as BigBad[=/=]GreaterScopeVillain BigBad and NebulousEvilOrganisation respectively until the 2015 movie ''Film/{{Spectre}}''.
** It was also this for classic Bond, since Sean Connery only agreed to one additional movie with UA boss David Picker, and, minus [=McClory=]'s ''Never Say Never Again'', refused to deal with any part of the franchise ever again [[note]]or at least until the 2005 ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'' video game, which bridged the gap between Creator/PierceBrosnan and Creator/DanielCraig. [[/note]] EON had to recast the role for the third time in a row, going with Roger Moore, who was considered originally.
26th Mar '17 6:30:45 PM maxwellsilver
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Of note, Sean Connery, who was done with the series after ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', was lured back to playing Bond [[MoneyDearBoy thanks to a massive paycheck.]] He used half of it to establish a charity to support deprived children in Edinburgh. When asked if he would ever play the character after this, Connery replied "Never again." This later served as [[HilariousInHindsight inspiration]] for the title of the unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.

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Of note, Sean Connery, who was done with the series after ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', was lured back to playing Bond [[MoneyDearBoy thanks to a massive paycheck.]] paycheck. He used half of it to establish a charity to support deprived children in Edinburgh. When asked if he would ever play the character after this, Connery replied "Never again." This later served as [[HilariousInHindsight inspiration]] inspiration for the title of the unofficial Bond film ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain''.
26th Feb '17 7:51:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''Diamonds Are Forever'' is the seventh ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring SeanConnery in his last (and least regarded) Eon series appearance. After Bond kills Blofeld in the opening sequence, he is assigned to an international diamond-smuggling case. A huge amount of diamonds have been stolen from the South African mines and two CampGay assassins are killing everyone in the smuggling ring ladder, rung by rung. Bond infiltrates the group by managing to kill smuggler Peter Franks and poses as him in an effort to find out what is going on. He discovers that the head of the smuggling ring is none other than a not-so-dead-after-all Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who found a way to create doubles of himself through plastic surgery. The diamond smuggling is revealed to be part of a plan by to build a KillSat and hold the world hostage.

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''Diamonds Are Forever'' is the seventh ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring SeanConnery Creator/SeanConnery in his last (and least regarded) Eon series appearance. After Bond kills Blofeld in the opening sequence, he is assigned to an international diamond-smuggling case. A huge amount of diamonds have been stolen from the South African mines and two CampGay assassins are killing everyone in the smuggling ring ladder, rung by rung. Bond infiltrates the group by managing to kill smuggler Peter Franks and poses as him in an effort to find out what is going on. He discovers that the head of the smuggling ring is none other than a not-so-dead-after-all Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who found a way to create doubles of himself through plastic surgery. The diamond smuggling is revealed to be part of a plan by to build a KillSat and hold the world hostage.
12th Jan '17 5:49:53 AM cg12345
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* RecycledSoundtrack: Several cues from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' get re-used in this film. In particular, the theme for SPECTRE's rocket in the former film is re-used for the KillSat's attacks in this one, while the "Little Nellie" theme makes an appearance during the oil rig fight.

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* RecycledSoundtrack: Several cues from ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'' get re-used in this film. In particular, the theme for SPECTRE's rocket in the former film is re-used for the KillSat's attacks in this one, while the "Little Nellie" theme makes an appearance during the oil rig fight.
26th Dec '16 12:20:13 PM Premonition45
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[[caption-width-right:350: ''They are all that need to please me, they can stimulate and tease me...'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''They ''[[Music/ShirleyBassey They are all that need to please me, they can stimulate and tease me...'']]
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