History Film / DrNo

13th May '17 10:50:49 AM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: Doctor No is a somewhat scaled back FuManchu. Oddly, resembling the Devil Doctor from his earliest appearances when he was just a high ranking member of the Si-Fan rather than its leader.

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* {{Expy}}: Doctor No is a somewhat scaled back FuManchu.Literature/FuManchu. Oddly, resembling the Devil Doctor from his earliest appearances when he was just a high ranking member of the Si-Fan rather than its leader.
13th May '17 10:48:35 AM nombretomado
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* YellowPeril: Dr. No, though he's only half-Chinese. Fleming intended him as a homage to FuManchu.

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* YellowPeril: Dr. No, though he's only half-Chinese. Fleming intended him as a homage to FuManchu.Literature/FuManchu.
13th Apr '17 2:14:11 PM xcountryguy
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* AntagonistTitle

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* AntagonistTitleAntagonistTitle: Dr. No himself.



* TheDragon: Professor Dent
* EvilGenius: The Photographer
* TheBrute: The Three Blind Mice
* TheDarkChick: Mrs. Taro

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* ** TheDragon: Professor Dent
* ** EvilGenius: The Photographer
* ** TheBrute: The Three Blind Mice
* ** TheDarkChick: Mrs. Taro



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The metal hands of Dr. No [[spoiler: do not have enough grip to allow him to climb out of the superheated pool of water.]]

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: The metal hands of Dr. No [[spoiler: do [[spoiler:do not have enough grip to allow him to climb out of the superheated pool of water.]]



** A subversion with Professor Dent. Bond asks him who he's working for, and Dent replies: "Well, you might as well know as you won't live to use the information. I'm working for-" before grabbing his gun and attempting to shoot Bond. [[spoiler: Sadly for him, he's had his six.]]

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** A subversion with Professor Dent. Bond asks him who he's working for, and Dent replies: "Well, you might as well know as you won't live to use the information. I'm working for-" before grabbing his gun and attempting to shoot Bond. [[spoiler: Sadly [[spoiler:Sadly for him, he's had his six.]]



* LittleUselessGun: Bond's Beretta. He's ordered to swap it for his icon Walther PPK.

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* LittleUselessGun: Bond's Beretta. He's ordered to swap it for his icon iconic Walther PPK.
16th Mar '17 1:59:11 PM skidoo23
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*** In the film Bond shoots Dent off the bed, then delivers a second shot to the back of the still-breathing bad guy. As originally filmed, Bond actually emptied ''his entire magazine'' into Dent (echoing the "You've had your six" line), but this was cut as being too violent. Even today, how many shots Bond fires on screen (one or two) depends on who is broadcasting the film.

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*** In the film Bond shoots Dent off the bed, then delivers a second shot to the back of the still-breathing bad guy. As originally filmed, Bond actually emptied ''his entire magazine'' into Dent (echoing the "You've had your six" line), but this was cut as being too violent. Even today, how many shots Bond fires on screen (one or two) depends on who is broadcasting the film.film and the uncut version of the scene hasn't been shown since 1962.



** 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.

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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.women; instead we have silhouettes of fully clothed female - and male - dancers, as well as the three actors portraying the aforementioned assassins.
6th Mar '17 3:33:55 PM papyru30
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Added DiffLines:

* FiveBadBand:
* BigBad: Dr. No
* TheDragon: Professor Dent
* EvilGenius: The Photographer
* TheBrute: The Three Blind Mice
* TheDarkChick: Mrs. Taro
5th Mar '17 6:23:10 PM Arivne
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* LoopingLines: Every single woman in the film (barring only Lois Maxwell) is overdubbed by the same actress, Nikki van der Zyl.
5th Mar '17 6:21:03 PM Arivne
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* EveryCarIsAPinto: The hearse following Bond blows up when it runs down a cliff. Then changes from a Cadillac to a cheaper LaSalle.

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* EveryCarIsAPinto: The hearse following Bond blows up when it runs down a cliff. Then changes from a Cadillac to a cheaper LaSalle.[=LaSalle=].
12th Feb '17 11:10:58 PM Statzkeen
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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Photographer Annabelle Chung doesn't not show much resistance once she is grabbed by her arm.

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* StandardFemaleGrabArea: Photographer Annabelle Chung doesn't not show much resistance once she is grabbed by her arm.
4th Feb '17 5:07:44 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 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 the third Bond film, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', was released in 1964, while this first Bond film was released in 1962.

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* MythologyGag: Dr. No chastises Bond tries for trying to attack Dr. No him with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond says "I prefer the '53, myself." This refers to the fact that 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 the third Bond film, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', was released in 1964, while this first Bond film was released in 1962.



* NiceToTheWaiter: Bond tips the doorman at Le Cercle one of his wads of cash winnings, a hint that he doesn't really care about the money, simply the thrill of play.

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* NiceToTheWaiter: In his first scene, Bond tips both the dealer and the doorman at Le Cercle with one of his wads of cash winnings, a hint that he doesn't really care about the money, simply the thrill of play.
26th Jan '17 1:07:33 AM gjjones
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* WhatTheHellHero A bit of irony: Bond does this with Honey when she describes how she murdered a man who raped her by putting a black widow spider in his bed, causing him to die over the course of a week. "I wouldn't make a habit of it" he says, shocked. But later, after Bond somewhat unnecessarily stabs one of Dr. No's men to death, Honey acts shocked and asks why he had to kill the man.

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* WhatTheHellHero WhatTheHellHero: A bit of irony: Bond does this with Honey when she describes how she murdered a man who raped her by putting a black widow spider in his bed, causing him to die over the course of a week. "I wouldn't make a habit of it" he says, shocked. But later, after Bond somewhat unnecessarily stabs one of Dr. No's men to death, Honey acts shocked and asks why he had to kill the man.
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