History Film / ForYourEyesOnly

13th Sep '17 6:09:44 PM ClintEastwood
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: 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 (possibly even Admiral Hargreaves, Brown's character from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'').
4th Sep '17 11:00:16 PM DrOO7
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* HopeSpot: Bond gets on the ski lift, evading his pursuers. . .then the elevator door reopens and they get on.


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* SafetyInMuggles: Bond's pursuers are deterred from killing by the large crowd.
1st Aug '17 11:46:10 PM DrOO7
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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Given that the crew of the St. George's had been dead for several days, if not weeks--and underwater, no less--their bodies would be gruesomely decomposed by the time Bond and Melina reached the ship, not looking as pristine as if they'd only just perished.
29th Jul '17 5:03:38 PM Njein
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* AssholeVictim: In the opening scene, [[StarterVillain Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] suddenly resurfaces years later with a plan to exact revenge on his ArchEnemy for foiling his numerous {{Evil Plan}}s and [[HowTheMightyHaveFallen causing the downfall of SPECTRE]]. He is [[EvilCripple permanently crippled and wearing a neck brace]] (presumably from injuries he sustained from the exploding oil rig at the end of ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'') and tries to kill Bond via MurderByRemoteControlVehicle. He fakes a message from Bond's office (who was visiting the grave of his wife) and sends a helicopter to pick him up, [[BadBoss then kills the pilot]] and assumes remote control of the chopper. [[EvilLaugh 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. But when 007 turns the tables by [[HoistByHisOwnPetard regaining control over the helicopter]], Blofeld enters into VillainousBreakdown mode. [[VillainsWantMercy He even]] ''[[VillainsWantMercy pathetically]]'' [[DirtyCoward begs Bond]] [[AintTooProudToBeg to spare him]] (going as far to offer 007 a "delicatessen in stainless steel"), but Bond won't have any and drops him down a [[DisneyVillainDeath tall industrial chimney stack to his death]]. All this means that Blofeld's KarmaHoudiniWarranty has expired and his death at Bond's hands is very well-deserved.
20th Jul '17 7:17:42 AM Jgorgon
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** Blofeld's appearance was a swipe at Kevin [=McClory=].

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** Blofeld's appearance was a swipe at Kevin [=McClory=].[=McClory=], whose unofficial Bond movie ''Film/NeverSayNeverAgain'' and legal issues surrounding it are the reason Blofeld only makes a LawyerFriendlyCameo here.
20th Jul '17 6:45:03 AM Jgorgon
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** The cat seen in TheTeaser is wearing the same diamond-studded collar from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.

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** The cat seen in TheTeaser is wearing the same diamond-studded collar from ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.''Film/DiamondsAreForever''.
6th Jul '17 12:13:44 PM xcountryguy
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%%* BackForTheDead: Blofeld.

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%%* * BackForTheDead: Blofeld.Someone who looks a lot like Blofeld is killed in the cold open.



* 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.

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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.



* ClimbingClimax[=/=]ClimbSlipHangClimb: Although unlike most examples of the second tropes, this one ''does'' involve a rope.

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* ClimbingClimax[=/=]ClimbSlipHangClimb: ClimbSlipHangClimb: Although unlike most examples of the second tropes, trope, this one ''does'' involve a rope.



** "Oh ''really'', Mr. ''Bond'' ..."

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** "Oh ''really'', Mr. ''Bond'' ...''Bond''..."



* PaidHarem[=/=]PoolScene: Gonzales has a number of bikini-clad women lounging around his pool.

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* PaidHarem[=/=]PoolScene: PoolScene: Gonzales has a number of bikini-clad women lounging around his pool.



* 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.

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* 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.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.
6th Jun '17 8:45:46 PM Glenn62
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** Though to be fair, biathletes train to hit stationary targets, not moving ones.
30th May '17 9:24:29 AM Saveelich
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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 Girl of the Movie]] and an ActionGirl archer who wants to get {{revenge}} [[YouKilledMyFather for her murdered parents]].

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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 Girl of the Movie]] and an ActionGirl archer with a crossbow who wants to get {{revenge}} [[YouKilledMyFather for her murdered parents]].
27th May '17 3:08:10 AM Saveelich
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The dark tone to the film (by far the most serious for Creator/RogerMoore) oddly comes from Creator/TimothyDalton. When he was first courted by 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.

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The dark tone to the film takes at times (by far the most serious for Creator/RogerMoore) Bond film Creator/RogerMoore did) oddly comes from Creator/TimothyDalton. When he was first courted by 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.
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