History Film / DrNo

13th Jan '17 10:24:52 PM Premonition45
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* MythologyGag: Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond says "I prefer the '53, myself." This refers to the fact that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was first published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953. This gag gets echoed in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', as Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, with Nick Nack offering Dom Perignon '64, with Bond saying "I prefer the '62, myself.", which referenced the fact that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was released in 1964, while this film was released in 1962.

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* MythologyGag: Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond says "I prefer the '53, myself." This refers to the fact that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' the third Bond novel, ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'', was first published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953. This gag gets echoed in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', as Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, with Nick Nack offering Dom Perignon '64, with Bond saying "I prefer the '62, myself.", which referenced the fact that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' the third Bond film, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', was released in 1964, while this first Bond film was released in 1962.
9th Jan '17 8:52:56 AM hubakon1368
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** The opening in particular is weird compared to the later formula. There is no ColdOpen. The BondGunBarrel is scored with a weird space-age ditty, with the Bond theme starting after the shot. Then the circle becomes part of the still colorful and artistic credits. And given there's no theme song per se, at a certain point the music changes to a calypso rendition of "Three Blind Mice", culminating in the eponymous assassins changing from silhouettes to the movie characters.

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** The opening in particular is weird compared to the later formula. There is no ColdOpen. The BondGunBarrel is scored with a weird space-age ditty, with the Bond theme starting after the shot. Then the circle becomes part of the still colorful and artistic credits. And given there's no theme song per se, at a certain point the music changes to a calypso rendition of "Three Blind Mice", culminating in the eponymous assassins changing from silhouettes to the movie characters. Also no silhouettes of naked women.
31st Dec '16 12:22:18 PM Premonition45
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->'''Unseen man:''' I admire your courage, miss?\\
'''Sylvia Trench:''' Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, mister--?\\
'''Unseen man:''' Bond. ''[lights cigarette]'' James Bond.

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->'''Unseen man:''' Man:''' I admire your courage, miss?\\
Miss?\\
'''Sylvia Trench:''' Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, mister--?\\
Mister--?\\
'''Unseen man:''' Man:''' Bond. ''[lights cigarette]'' James Bond.
31st Dec '16 12:20:45 PM Premonition45
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* MythologyGag: Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond says "I prefer the '53, myself." This refers to the fact that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was first published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953. This gag gets echoed in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', as Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, with Nick Nack offering Dom Perignon '64, with Bond saying "I prefer the '62, myself.", which referenced the fact that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' was released in 1964, while this film was released in 1962.
17th Dec '16 11:21:42 AM maxwellsilver
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** The Beretta M forces Bond to surrender is the M1934 in .380 ACP. In the books, Bond carried a 418 in .25 ACP, which got caught on his holster when he attached a suppressor, allowing his enemy to shoot him (here, it's stated to have jammed). It's replaced by a Walther PP, in the same caliber, but is stated to be the shorter PPK in 7.65mm, which would in fact be inferior to the M1934. When he shoots Professor Dent, he is inexplicably using an FN 1910 in the calibre, with a (fake) suppressor mounted (the film's armourer could not find a suppressor that would fit the PP).

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** The Beretta M forces Bond to surrender is the M1934 in .380 ACP. In the books, Bond carried a 418 in .25 ACP, which got caught on his holster when he attached a suppressor, allowing his enemy to shoot stab him with a poisoned blade (here, it's stated to have jammed). It's replaced by a Walther PP, in the same caliber, but is stated to be the shorter PPK in 7.65mm, which would in fact be inferior to the M1934. When he shoots Professor Dent, he is inexplicably using an FN 1910 in the calibre, with a (fake) suppressor mounted (the film's armourer could not find a suppressor that would fit the PP). He also simply twists and yanks the suppressor, whereas the threads are too fine for such an action.
17th Dec '16 11:09:00 AM maxwellsilver
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They had just $1 million to spend, so it's rather subdued (it helps that the franchise loves SequelEscalation). Also, Q is only called by his name -- Major Boothroyd. There are no major "gadgets" here, either: Q Branch sends Bond an ordinary Geiger counter.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: They had just $1 million to spend, so it's rather subdued (it helps that the franchise loves SequelEscalation). Also, Q is only called by his name -- Major Boothroyd. There are no major "gadgets" here, either: Q Branch sends Bond an ordinary Geiger counter.counter and issues him a new pistol.



** Q is described as being the armorer, so technically the film's main gadget was the Walther PPK that Q gives Bond.
** Bond's killing of Dent qualifies. No such scene occurs in any of Fleming's novels, but because the film version of Bond was promoted as a character who "kills who he pleases, when he pleases, how he pleases", and [[Literature/DrNo the novel]] actually has very little in the way of Bond killing people, this scene, along with a later sequence in which Bond knifes a guard for no real reason other than to have Bond give some justification in dialogue for his actions when Honey acts shocked, were added. Connery's Bond never acted this way again, though Moore and Dalton had a few PayEvilUntoEvil moments, and it's become normal operating procedure for the Craig version.

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** Q is described as being the armorer, so technically the film's main gadget was the Walther PPK that Q gives Bond.
** Bond's killing of Dent qualifies.Dent. No such scene occurs in any of Fleming's novels, but because the film version of Bond was promoted as a character who "kills who he pleases, when he pleases, how he pleases", and [[Literature/DrNo the novel]] actually has very little in the way of Bond killing people, this scene, along with a later sequence in which Bond knifes a guard for no real reason other than to have Bond give some justification in dialogue for his actions when Honey acts shocked, were added. Connery's Bond never acted this way again, though Moore and Dalton had a few PayEvilUntoEvil moments, and it's become normal operating procedure for the Craig version.
17th Dec '16 11:06:47 AM maxwellsilver
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* ClickHello: Done several times

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* %%* ClickHello: Done several times
14th Dec '16 10:58:27 PM spasskysteve
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Not to be confused with UsefulNotes/RonPaul.[[note]]Who has been nicknamed "Dr. No" because he's a former gynecologist who votes "no" on everything.[[/note]]
25th Nov '16 7:24:52 AM Folamh3
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* OneDoseFitsAll: Bond and Honey both pass out from drugged coffee provided by the villain. Honey does feel the effects first, but only by a few seconds despite being much smaller than Bond. Strangely, there were already captured and no real explanation for why they were drugged is given.
4th Oct '16 11:20:39 AM PrimeEvil
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Miss Taro hurts Quarrel with a broken flash-bulb. [[NoSell Aside from drawing blood, it has little effect on him]].
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