History Film / ForYourEyesOnly

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.
19th Nov '15 2:40:01 PM Bissek
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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 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 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).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.
19th Nov '15 2:39:38 PM Bissek
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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). 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 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).evil, or 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.
29th Oct '15 2:58:16 AM Madeleymade
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* A MargaretThatcher impersonator (complete with her own Denis).
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* A MargaretThatcher impersonator (complete with Impressionist Janet Brown doing her own Denis).then-notable impression of Margaret Thatcher (and actor John Wells reprising his role as Denis from the West End farce Anyone for Denis?).
22nd Oct '15 10:36:35 PM Premonition45
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The film's success helped saved Creator/UnitedArtists after the financial failure of ''Film/HeavensGate'', which led to it being acquired by [[Creator/MetroGoldwynMayer MGM]].
27th Sep '15 4:49:23 PM JamesAustin
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* TheAllegedCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit from ''Film/{{The Spy Who Loved Me}}'' self-destructs when a {{Mook}} tries to open it, forcing Bond and Melina to go through a car chase in the latter's beat-up CitroŽn 2CV. That said, it holds it own against two late-model Peugeot 504's. And that includes getting shot up, and rolling down the side of a mountain. Roger Moore himself has stated that, of all the cars he ever drove in (including the legendary [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Lotus Esprit/submarine]]), this was his favorite.
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* TheAllegedCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit from ''Film/{{The Spy Who Loved Me}}'' ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' self-destructs when a {{Mook}} {{mook|s}} tries to open it, forcing Bond and Melina to go through a car chase in the latter's beat-up CitroŽn 2CV. That said, it holds it own against two late-model Peugeot 504's. And that includes getting shot up, and rolling down the side of a mountain. Roger Moore himself has stated that, of all the cars he ever drove in (including the legendary [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Lotus Esprit/submarine]]), this was his favorite.
25th Sep '15 2:15:07 PM JamesAustin
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* TheAllegedCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit from ''Film/{{The Spy Who Loved Me}}'' self-destructs when a {{Mook}} tries to open it, forcing Bond and Melina to go through a car chase in the latter's beat-up CitroŽn 2CV. That said, it holds it own against two late-model Peugeot 504's. And that includes getting shot up, and rolling down the side of a mountain. ** Roger Moore himself has stated that, of all the cars he ever drove in (including the legendary [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Lotus Esprit/submarine]]), this was his favorite.
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* TheAllegedCar: Bond's Lotus Esprit from ''Film/{{The Spy Who Loved Me}}'' self-destructs when a {{Mook}} tries to open it, forcing Bond and Melina to go through a car chase in the latter's beat-up CitroŽn 2CV. That said, it holds it own against two late-model Peugeot 504's. And that includes getting shot up, and rolling down the side of a mountain. ** mountain. Roger Moore himself has stated that, of all the cars he ever drove in (including the legendary [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Lotus Esprit/submarine]]), this was his favorite.

* BatmanColdOpen: The opening sequence has nothing to do with the actual plot, but [[FridgeBrilliance it does play]] into a theme within the movie: do we have a right to avenge our lost loved ones? ** There was a possibility Moore wouldn't return after ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. The opening was designed in case a new actor had to play Bond, and they wanted to establish the backstory with Bond's wife.
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* BatmanColdOpen: The opening sequence has nothing to do with the actual plot, but [[FridgeBrilliance it does play]] into a theme within the movie: do we have a right to avenge our lost loved ones? ** There there was a possibility Moore wouldn't return after ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. The opening was designed in case a new actor had to play Bond, and they wanted to establish the backstory with Bond's wife. [[FridgeBrilliance It also plays]] into a theme within the movie: do we have a right to avenge our lost loved ones?

* TheCameo: MargaretThatcher! [[NotQuiteStarring Not]] [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8542815/Janet-Brown.html really...]]
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* TheCameo: MargaretThatcher! UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher! [[NotQuiteStarring Not]] [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8542815/Janet-Brown.html really...]]

* ChekhovsGun: The air tank that Melina leaves at the submerged ruins later comes in handy when she and Bond escape Kristatos. ** There's even a Chekhov's Parrot in this movie.
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* ChekhovsGun: The air tank that Melina leaves at the submerged ruins later comes in handy when she and Bond escape Kristatos. ** There's Kristatos. Heck, there's even a Chekhov's Parrot in this movie.

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

* DisposablePilot: In TheTeaser, the pilot of the helicopter Bond is in gets electrocuted mid-flight. ** And lampshaded by Blofeld. "One of my less useful people."
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* DisposablePilot: In TheTeaser, the pilot of the helicopter Bond is in gets electrocuted mid-flight. ** And lampshaded mid-flight. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d by Blofeld. "One Blofeld. -->'''Blofeld:''' One of my less useful people."

* FriendlyEnemy: General Gogol [[GracefulLoser just shrugs]] after Bond destroys the MacGuffin he flew in from Moscow to purchase. ** It helps that Gogol [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe already met Bond]] and that a stalemate was an acceptable deal. ** Never mind that KGB assassinations tended to be subtle. Blatantly blowing Bond away on Western soil would have been a diplomatic nightmare for the Soviets. *** That wasn't the reason though (there wouldn't have been too many witnesses around for that, anyway). Gogol was just being a good sport, as he didn't ''need'' to have Bond killed for anything.
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* FriendlyEnemy: General Gogol [[GracefulLoser just shrugs]] after Bond destroys the MacGuffin he flew in from Moscow to purchase. ** purchase. It helps that Gogol [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe already met Bond]] and that a stalemate was an acceptable deal. ** Never mind that KGB assassinations tended to be subtle. Blatantly blowing Bond away on Western soil would have been a diplomatic nightmare for the Soviets. *** That wasn't the reason though (there wouldn't have been too many witnesses around for that, anyway). deal; Gogol was just being a good sport, as he didn't ''need'' to have Bond killed for anything.

%%* GracefulLoser: Gogol. * GroinAttack: Arguably happens to the film's heroine Melina Havelock during the under water excavation when she and Bond are attacked by a thug in an underwater excavation suit. While making a go at her his suit's claw hits her roughly in the groin area while she whimpers in fear. May not have been intentional on the part of the filmmakers and could have simply been a result of slow movement underwater.
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%%* * GracefulLoser: Gogol. Gogol just shrugs] after Bond destroys the MacGuffin he wanted to purchase. * GroinAttack: GroinAttack: ** Arguably happens to the film's heroine Melina Havelock during the under water excavation when she and Bond are attacked by a thug in an underwater excavation suit. While making a go at her his suit's claw hits her roughly in the groin area while she whimpers in fear. May not have been intentional on the part of the filmmakers and could have simply been a result of slow movement underwater.

* {{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. ** And then there is [[Film/LicenceToKill this other movie from the series]] where Bond isn't exactly opposed to the idea of a {{RoaringRampageOfRevenge}}. * ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[InformedAbility Kriegler is a biathlon champion but is unable to shoot Bond every time.]] ** Biathletes typically don't shoot at moving targets, though. ** When Bond is trying to retrieve his lost handgun with a ski pole, Kriegler shoots the pole in half.
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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. ** And then 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 movie film from the series]] where Bond once again isn't exactly opposed to the idea of a {{RoaringRampageOfRevenge}}. RoaringRampageOfRevenge. * ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[InformedAbility Kriegler is a biathlon champion but is unable who manages to shoot Bond every time.]] ** Biathletes typically don't shoot at moving targets, though. ** When a ski pole in half (when Bond is trying to retrieve his lost handgun with a ski pole, Kriegler shoots the pole in half.it), but is unable to shoot Bond every time.

* KickTheDog: Kristatos slapping Bibi.
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* KickTheDog: KickTheDog: ** Kristatos slapping Bibi.

* NippleAndDimed: We get a ''very'' brief glimpse of Lisl's right nipple as her nightie slips off. Melina, however, spends a couple scenes in a cut-off wet t-shirt with nothing visible around or through. ** You can see Melina's nipple during the closing credits, though only while she's swimming in silhouette, if you look for it. * [[NoMacGuffinNoWinner No MacGuffin, No Winner]]: When Bond finally destroys the ATAC in front of General Gogol and says "That's dťtente, comrade. You don't have it, I don't have it." ** Though a bit puzzling as the British can simply build another ATAC. Bond is probably taunting Gogol [[FridgeBrilliance rather subtly]].
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* NippleAndDimed: We get a ''very'' brief glimpse of Lisl's right nipple as her nightie slips off. Melina, however, spends a couple scenes in a cut-off wet t-shirt with nothing visible around or through. ** through. You can only see Melina's nipple during the closing credits, though only while she's swimming in silhouette, if you look for it. * [[NoMacGuffinNoWinner No MacGuffin, No Winner]]: When NoMacGuffinNoWinner: Bond finally destroys decides to destroy the ATAC in front of General Gogol and says "That's dťtente, comrade. You don't have it, I don't have it." ** " Though a bit puzzling as the British can simply build another ATAC. Bond is probably taunting Gogol [[FridgeBrilliance rather subtly]].

* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: "Oh ''really'', Mr. ''Bond'' ..." ** Also used more seriously: Bond would have been completely screwed if it wasn't for Kristatos telling his men where to take the ATAC in front of Max. *** Actually, it was Columbo they would have been screwed without since he was quite familiar with the location and would have known, parrot or no parrot
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* NotInFrontOfTheParrot: NotInFrontOfTheParrot: ** "Oh ''really'', Mr. ''Bond'' ..." ** Also used more seriously: Bond would have been completely screwed if it wasn't for Kristatos telling his men where to take the ATAC in front of Max. *** Actually, it was Max. Well, the parrot ''and'' Columbo they would have been screwed without especially since he was quite familiar with the location and would have known, parrot or no parrotparrot.

* OhCrap: The JIM equipment Mook's reaction when the ticking stops. ** [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You can even see him beginning to mouth "Oh shit!" before the explosion cuts him off]].
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* OhCrap: The JIM equipment Mook's mook's reaction when the ticking stops. ** stops. [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You can even see him beginning to mouth "Oh shit!" before the explosion cuts him off]].

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[TropeNamers trope namer]], sort of. -->'''Lisl''': "Oh, me nightie's slipping!" -->'''Bond''': "So's your accent, Countess."
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[TropeNamers trope namer]], {{Trope Namer|s}}, sort of. -->'''Lisl''': "Oh, Oh, me nightie's slipping!" -->'''Bond''': "So's slipping!\\ '''Bond''': So's your accent, Countess."

** {{Transsexual}}: [[http://www.universalexports.net/00Tula.shtml The one in a white bikini.]] [[GossipEvolution Tabloids inflated it, saying the transsexual was Carole Bouquet.]]
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** * {{Transsexual}}: [[http://www.universalexports.net/00Tula.shtml The one in a white bikini.bikini was played by one.]] [[GossipEvolution Tabloids inflated it, saying the transsexual was Carole Bouquet.]]

%%* PsychoForHire: Locque.
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%%* * PsychoForHire: Locque.Locque is said to have been sentenced to life imprisonment in Belgium for several particularly brutal murders, where he had a psychiatrist which he later strangled to escape from prison.

* 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}}''. ** ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. Possibly subverted in that Brown had already played the character of Admiral Hargreaves in "The ''The Spy Who Loved Me", Me'', so this could be seen more as a major promotion.

* TakeThat: Blofeld's appearance was a swipe at Kevin [=McClory=].
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* TakeThat: TakeThat: ** Blofeld's appearance was a swipe at Kevin [=McClory=].

* TitleDrop: A very subtle and rather unique variation. During his assignment briefing, Bond is handed a document marked "Classified" and secured with a seal marked "For Your Eyes Only".
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* TitleDrop: TitleDrop: ** A very subtle and rather unique variation. During his assignment briefing, Bond is handed a document marked "Classified" and secured with a seal marked "For Your Eyes Only".

* WeHaveReserves: During the boat scene a mook falls in the water and gets attacked by sharks. Kristatos responds by saying "ah, leave him"
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* WeHaveReserves: During the boat scene a mook falls in the water and gets attacked by sharks. Kristatos responds by saying "ah, leave him"him".
12th Sep '15 10:32:42 AM holeybartender
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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 just killed the person who murdered his wife at the beginning of the movie.
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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 just killed the person who murdered his wife who, at the beginning of the movie.movie, killed the person who had murdered his wife and who later proceeds to kill Locque to avenge a fellow agent. **And then there is [[Film/LicenceToKill this other movie from the series]] where Bond isn't exactly opposed to the idea of a {{RoaringRampageOfRevenge}}.
12th Sep '15 10:23:56 AM holeybartender
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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 just killed the person who murdered his wife at the beginning of the movie.
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