History Film / ForYourEyesOnly

15th Oct '16 7:21:27 AM Saveelich
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The dark tone to the film (by far the darkest for Moore) oddly comes from 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.

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The dark tone to the film (by far the darkest most serious for Moore) Creator/RogerMoore) oddly comes from Creator/TimothyDalton. When he was first courted by Cubby Broccoli Albert R. "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.
5th Oct '16 4:47:45 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As stated above in PutOnABus, Bernard Lee, the original M actor, sadly died before production started. Out of respect to his memory, the producers and filmmakers chose not to recast the role of M right then and there, so they established early in the film by way of Ms. Moneypenny that M was "on leave" (vacation) to explain his absence, and the scenes that would have normally featured him were rewritten with other government official characters acting in his place carrying out his usual tasks. M would return in ''Octopussy'' played by Robert Brown, but it's never established if Brown is meant to be the same character simply played by a different actor (as Bond usually is across his many recasts) or if he is meant to be a new character replacing the previous M.
5th Oct '16 4:46:27 PM CumbersomeTercel
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%%* FingertipDrugAnalysis* FingertipDrugAnalysis: During the raid on Kristatos' warehouse, Bond is able to identify raw opium this way. He does this again in ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''.



* PutOnABus: M is absent from the film (in the movie, he's said to be on leave) because Bernard Lee, the original M, died before production began. [[TheBusCameBack He would return]] [[TheOtherDarrin played by Robert Brown]] in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. Possibly subverted in that Brown had already played the character of Admiral Hargreaves in ''The Spy Who Loved Me'', so this could be seen more as a major promotion.

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* PutOnABus: M is absent from the film (in the movie, he's said to be on leave) because Bernard Lee, the original M, died before production began. [[TheBusCameBack He would return]] [[TheOtherDarrin played by Robert Brown]] in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. Possibly subverted in that Brown had already played the character of Admiral Hargreaves in ''The Spy Who Loved Me'', ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'', so this could be seen more as a major promotion.promotion.
* RaceLift:
** The Jamaican-born Judy Havelock of the short story became the Anglo-Greek Melina Havelock.
** The Italian Enrico Columbo became the Greek Milos Columbo.
1st Oct '16 4:06:08 PM GuyIncog
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** The cat seen in TheTeaser is wearing the same diamond-studded collar from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.


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** Another minor example that foreshadows Kristatos' reveal as the bad guy: when Bond and Ferrara are leaving their meeting with him at the ice rink, he snubs Ferrara's offered hand after shaking Bond's.
17th Sep '16 4:25:17 AM GuyIncog
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* AdaptationExpansion: Many scenes and other story elements were lifted from Ian Fleming's short stories or unused sequences in previously adapted novels, however the overall story arc that links them together was created for the film.[[note]]The Havelocks and the sequence at the villa were adapted from the eponymous ''For Your Eyes Only'' short story; Kristatos, Colombo, Lisl, and much of the midsection of the film were taken from ''Risico''; and the scene in which Bond and Melina were dragged underwater as shark bait was originally from the novel ''Live and Let Die''. The sunken spy ship and the quest to recover its top secret ATAC transmitter were original creations.[[/note]]
12th Sep '16 6:12:03 AM Arivne
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* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: Bond is being chased by {{mooks}} when he's suddenly confronted by a veiled figure pointing a crossbow...who shoots the {{mook}} running up behind him. She removes the veil to reveal herself as the female protagonist.
1st Sep '16 9:44:40 AM QuinineGlow
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* ApologeticAttacker: Columbos apologises to one of his wounded men, whom he knocks out with his pistol in order to keep him quiet while he joins the others for the main attack.

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* ApologeticAttacker: Columbos apologises Columbo flippantly apologizes to one of his a wounded men, mook, whom he knocks out with his pistol in order to keep him quiet while he joins the others for the main attack.
7th Aug '16 9:53:04 PM KeithM
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* CasualDangerDialogue: As standard for a Bond film, but a moment stands out during the car chase when Bond quips (while driving TheAllegedCar offroad down the mountain) that he enjoys a drive in the country. Despite the fact they're in the middle of a life and death chase, Melina provides her bona fides as an ActionGirl by finding the comment hilarious.
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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