History Film / ForYourEyesOnly

25th Jul '16 1:35:11 PM JamesAustin
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007, after visiting [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Tracy]]'s grave and dropping [[LawyerFriendlyCameo someone who strongly resembles Blofeld]] down a chimney (at what is now the location of the Millennium Dome, which would feature in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''), is sent to find the ship and who was responsible for the murders of two people looking for it. While shadowing his target, he is captured and then saved via a crossbow bolt, after which he meets Melina Havelock, [[GirlOfTheWeek the Girl of the Movie]] and an ActionGirl archer who wants to get {{revenge}} [[YouKilledMyFather for her murdered parents]].

Surprisingly, the only Bond film in which the [[MoscowCentre KGB]] and the Soviets are "officially" the bad guys (the others tend to involve them as allies against a common evil, or [[RenegadeRussian have an individual who happens to be Russian pursuing his own goals, which do not coincide with those of the Soviet government]]). Even here, they are more respectful competitors; after all, if you hear of a chance to get a key item that could give you a strategic advantage over your official enemies, you'd have to be a utter idiot not to make a play for it. As it is, General Gogol not only survives uninjured in the attempt, but stops Bond from being shot when he destroys the device at the end of the film and concedes the loss without a fuss.

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007, after visiting [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Tracy]]'s grave and dropping [[LawyerFriendlyCameo someone who strongly resembles Blofeld]] down a chimney (at what is now the location of the Millennium Dome, which would feature in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''), is sent to find the ship and who was responsible for the murders of two people looking for it. While shadowing his target, he is captured and then saved via a crossbow bolt, after which he meets Melina Havelock, the [[GirlOfTheWeek the Girl of the Movie]] and an ActionGirl archer who wants to get {{revenge}} [[YouKilledMyFather for her murdered parents]].

Surprisingly, the only Bond film in which the [[MoscowCentre [[UsefulNotes/MoscowCentre KGB]] and the Soviets are "officially" the bad guys (the others tend to involve them as allies against a common evil, or [[RenegadeRussian have an individual who happens to be Russian pursuing his own goals, which do not coincide with those of the Soviet government]]). Even here, they are more respectful competitors; after all, if you hear of a chance to get a key item that could give you a strategic advantage over your official enemies, you'd have to be a utter idiot not to make a play for it. As it is, General Gogol not only survives uninjured in the attempt, but stops Bond from being shot when he destroys the device at the end of the film and concedes the loss without a fuss.



The dark tone to the film (by far the darkest for Moore) oddly comes from TimothyDalton. When he was first courted by Cubby Broccoli he was asked what kind of Bond he would play. He briefed Cubby on a much darker, edgier Bond grounded in reality, and this script was born, making a note of killing off the main series villain before the opening credits to make way for the new direction. By the time the new script was ready, Moore had decided to do another one, and Dalton that he was too young to play Bond. So with the script ready and waiting, Moore slipped into this moody and morally ambiguous Bond, something we didn't see again until Dalton took the role.

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The dark tone to the film (by far the darkest for Moore) oddly comes from TimothyDalton.Creator/TimothyDalton. When he was first courted by Cubby Broccoli he was asked what kind of Bond he would play. He briefed Cubby on a much darker, edgier Bond grounded in reality, and this script was born, making a note of killing off the main series villain before the opening credits to make way for the new direction. By the time the new script was ready, Moore had decided to do another one, and Dalton that he was too young to play Bond. So with the script ready and waiting, Moore slipped into this moody and morally ambiguous Bond, something we didn't see again until Dalton took the role.
22nd Jun '16 7:35:10 PM TheWildWestPyro
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[[caption-width-right:260:[[NotDistractedByTheSexy Nice crossbow!]]]]

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27th May '16 2:35:43 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* BlondGuysAreEvil: Kriegler.
20th May '16 4:04:58 AM foxley
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* MurderByRemoteControlVehicle: In TheTeaser, Blofeld (although he is never named as such) fakes a message from Bond's office and sends a helicopter to pick him up. He then kills the pilot and assumes remote control of the chopper. Taunting Bond, he causes the chopper to make several near misses on high buildings before steering it into a disused factory where it will inevitably crash. Bond (naturally) manages to disable the remote control and regain control of the helicopter before the crash.
5th May '16 2:47:24 PM moloch
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One of the very few Bond films in which the Soviets are explicitly bad guys (the others tend to involve them as allies against a common evil, or [[RenegadeRussian have an individual who happens to be Russian pursuing his own goals, which do not coincide with those of the Soviet government]]). Even here, they are more respectful competitors; after all, if you hear of a chance to get a key item that could give you a strategic advantage over your official enemies, you'd have to be a utter idiot not to make a play for it. As it is, General Gogol not only survives uninjured in the attempt, but stops Bond from being shot when he destroys the device at the end of the film and concedes the loss without a fuss.

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One of Surprisingly, the very few only Bond films film in which the [[MoscowCentre KGB]] and the Soviets are explicitly "officially" the bad guys (the others tend to involve them as allies against a common evil, or [[RenegadeRussian have an individual who happens to be Russian pursuing his own goals, which do not coincide with those of the Soviet government]]). Even here, they are more respectful competitors; after all, if you hear of a chance to get a key item that could give you a strategic advantage over your official enemies, you'd have to be a utter idiot not to make a play for it. As it is, General Gogol not only survives uninjured in the attempt, but stops Bond from being shot when he destroys the device at the end of the film and concedes the loss without a fuss.
30th Apr '16 7:01:42 AM DoctorNemesis
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* GracefulLoser: Gogol just shrugs] after Bond destroys the MacGuffin he wanted to purchase.

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* GracefulLoser: Gogol just shrugs] shrugs and chuckles after Bond destroys the MacGuffin he wanted to purchase.



* {{Hypocrite}}: Bond repeatedly tries to talk Melina out of avenging her parents because she might end up getting herself killed. This comes from a guy who, at the beginning of the movie, killed the person who had murdered his wife and who later proceeds to kill Locque to avenge a fellow agent. Now, this could have been understood as Bond talking Melina out of it because he himself didn't feel any satisfaction from it, but the problem with that is that there is [[Film/LicenceToKill this other film from the series]] where Bond once again isn't exactly opposed to the idea of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.

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* {{Hypocrite}}: Bond repeatedly tries to talk Melina out of avenging her parents because she might end up getting herself killed. This comes from a guy who, at the beginning of the movie, killed the person who had murdered his wife and who later proceeds to kill Locque to avenge a fellow agent. Now, this could have been understood as Bond talking Melina out of it because he himself didn't feel any satisfaction from it, but the problem with that is that there is [[Film/LicenceToKill this other film from the series]] where Bond once again isn't exactly opposed to the idea of a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. Although [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation an argument can be made]] that Bond doesn't want Melina to end up on a similar path to the one he's on.



%%* WeUsedToBeFriends: Colombo and Kristatos.

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%%* * WeUsedToBeFriends: Colombo and Kristatos.Kristatos served together in the Greek resistance, but later took divergent paths after one of them turned out to be a Soviet double agent.
15th Apr '16 3:28:58 AM morenohijazo
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%%* SpyShip: The St. George

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%%* * SpyShip: The film, the St. GeorgeGeorge, has one accidentally fish up a SeaMine and sink.
29th Mar '16 11:07:03 AM Silverblade2
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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped Him Down A Chimney]]: [[LawyerFriendlyCameo "Blofeld"]]

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped Him Down A Chimney]]: DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[LawyerFriendlyCameo "Blofeld"]]



* [[InstantDeathBullet Instant Death Bolt]]: Melina's crossbow kills two people instantly, although it only wounds a third, who isn't hit in a less severe area.

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* [[InstantDeathBullet Instant Death Bolt]]: InstantDeathBullet: Melina's crossbow kills two people instantly, although it only wounds a third, who isn't hit in a less severe area.



* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled in the '80s]]: The whole film is strongly reminiscent of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService.'' In both films Bond is with a Countess, on a beach, threatened by mooks, kicks a gun out of a mook's hand, and he's wearing a tuxedo ''sans'' jacket. Both films show Bond at a casino with the aforementioned Countess. Both times the women are losing at baccarat. The opening teaser sequence shows [[ShoutOut Tracy Bond's grave and Blofeld in a neck-brace.]] Also the fact in this film Melina is Half-English, Half-Greek. In OHMSS Tracy was Half-English,Half-Italian. Both films have Bond allied with a crime syndicate figure who ''doesn't'' sell drugs. Bond also escapes in both films by riding in the car of the female lead who [[DrivesLikeCrazy does the majority of the driving]]. Both films have a wedding scene and Bond riding in a helicopter piloted by someone else. Both films have Bond speaking with a "priest" at some point. Both films are set in the Alps at one point, show a Bond Girl on ice,have Bond on skis getting shot at, and have a bobsled track fight/battle sequence. Mountain climbers are shown in both at some point. Both films have a [[TheBaroness Germanic female character who is in charge of a girl/girls.]] Finally, in both films Bond and his crime syndicate ally assault a mountaintop lair.

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* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled in the '80s]]: RecycledInSpace: The whole film is strongly reminiscent of ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService.'' In both films Bond is with a Countess, on a beach, threatened by mooks, kicks a gun out of a mook's hand, and he's wearing a tuxedo ''sans'' jacket. Both films show Bond at a casino with the aforementioned Countess. Both times the women are losing at baccarat. The opening teaser sequence shows [[ShoutOut Tracy Bond's grave and Blofeld in a neck-brace.]] Also the fact in this film Melina is Half-English, Half-Greek. In OHMSS Tracy was Half-English,Half-Italian. Both films have Bond allied with a crime syndicate figure who ''doesn't'' sell drugs. Bond also escapes in both films by riding in the car of the female lead who [[DrivesLikeCrazy does the majority of the driving]]. Both films have a wedding scene and Bond riding in a helicopter piloted by someone else. Both films have Bond speaking with a "priest" at some point. Both films are set in the Alps at one point, show a Bond Girl on ice,have Bond on skis getting shot at, and have a bobsled track fight/battle sequence. Mountain climbers are shown in both at some point. Both films have a [[TheBaroness Germanic female character who is in charge of a girl/girls.]] Finally, in both films Bond and his crime syndicate ally assault a mountaintop lair.



* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: Melina's motivation to join Bond's quest.

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* [[YouKilledMyFather You Killed My Parents]]: YouKilledMyFather: Melina's motivation to join Bond's quest.
29th Jan '16 11:21:54 AM AnotherGuy
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On a side note, the original poster was [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20079791,00.html controversial]]. Not only were the mini-shorts made larger in US theaters, but three models all claimed to own those legs.

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On a side note, the original poster was [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20079791,00.html controversial]]. Not only were the mini-shorts made larger cut off in US theaters, theaters (so all you saw were legs), but three models all claimed to own those legs.
29th Jan '16 11:19:24 AM AnotherGuy
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On a side note, the original poster was [[http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20079791,00.html controversial]]. Not only were the mini-shorts made larger in US theaters, but three models all claimed to own those legs.
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