History Film / FromRussiaWithLove

22nd Jun '16 7:11:06 PM TheWildWestPyro
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[[caption-width-right:330:From Russia with love, I fly to you...]]

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[[caption-width-right:330:From [[caption-width-right:330:''From Russia with love, I fly to you...]]
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17th Jun '16 5:26:33 PM Doug86
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** There's also "I'd say one of their aircraft is missing", which for younger viewers falls almost nonsensically flat, but it's a reference to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_of_Our_Aircraft_Is_Missing One of Our Aircraft Is Missing]]'', or at least to the [[WorldWarII wartime]] phrase it's based on. It was still a relevant and clever reference in 1963, and that was the target audience.

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** There's also "I'd say one of their aircraft is missing", which for younger viewers falls almost nonsensically flat, but it's a reference to ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_of_Our_Aircraft_Is_Missing One of Our Aircraft Is Missing]]'', or at least to the [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII wartime]] phrase it's based on. It was still a relevant and clever reference in 1963, and that was the target audience.
27th May '16 2:38:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: Red Grant is one of the iconic ones.
** Grant led to this trope being used over and over again in the Bond series in the form of the muscular blonde brute henchman.
4th May '16 4:27:54 PM moloch
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The movie is typically considered one of the best, if not ''the'' best of the Bond franchise. One filmmaker notes that almost every Bond movie production starts out trying to make the next ''From Russia with Love'' and ends up being the next ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.



Fun fact: Connery cites ''From Russia With Love'' as his personal favorite of the Bond films he made.

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Fun fact: Connery cites The movie is typically considered one of the best, if not ''the'' best of the Bond franchise. One filmmaker notes that almost every Bond movie production starts out trying to make the next ''From Russia With with Love'' and ends up being the next ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''. Connery cites it as his personal favorite favourite of the Bond films he made. made, and it was also the last one Ian Fleming saw before his 1964 death.
4th May '16 10:14:57 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* AgentsDating: The Soviets (in the book) and SPECTRE (in the movie) cook up a plan to kill Bond with Tatiana Romanova, a KGB enlisted woman. He knows it's a trap but goes along with it, because (aside from the [[SensualSlavs obvious reasons]]) it comes with a chance to steal the valuable encoding device.

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* AgentsDating: The Soviets SMERSH (in the book) and SPECTRE (in the movie) cook up a plan to kill Bond with Tatiana Romanova, a KGB enlisted woman. He knows it's a trap but goes along with it, because (aside from the [[SensualSlavs obvious reasons]]) it comes with a chance to steal the valuable encoding device.
14th Apr '16 12:08:43 AM caivu
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* SerendipitousSurvival: Kerim Bey survives Krilencu's first assassination attempt, a bomb planted on the exterior wall of his office near his desk, because his girlfriend pulled him away from said desk for a make-out session mere seconds earlier.
25th Feb '16 7:48:57 AM k410ren
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** DragonInChief: Grant is more dangerous and has more presence than Klebb, who only recruits Grant and Tatiana, films Bond and Tatiana, sends Morzeny after Bond and Tatiana, and tries one last time to get the Lektor in Venice, getting owned by Bond with a chair before Tatiana shoots her.


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* TheHeavy: Donald "Red" Grant drives the plot from when Bond arrives in Istanbul to the journey on the Orient Express.
19th Feb '16 8:14:07 PM BenMitchell90
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[[caption-width-right:300:From Russia with love, I fly to you...]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:From [[caption-width-right:330:From Russia with love, I fly to you...]]
22nd Nov '15 8:56:37 PM Bissek
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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Averted (or rather, {{unbuilt|trope}}): Bond's gear is nothing like as outlandish as it would become in later films. The most "gadgety" equipment he has is the suitcase, containing hidden strips of gold coins, a knife, a disassembled rifle that (except for the too-small infrared sight) is available commercially, a SuicidePill and a tear gas booby trap, all of which are multipurpose and could be used in nearly any mission, not just one specially written for the gadget.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: Averted (or rather, {{unbuilt|trope}}): Bond's gear is nothing like as outlandish as it would become in later films. The most "gadgety" equipment he has is the suitcase, containing hidden strips of gold coins, a knife, a disassembled rifle that (except for the too-small infrared sight) is available commercially, a SuicidePill (In the novel, anyway - and Bond threw it out. No mention of it is made in the film) and a tear gas booby trap, all of which are multipurpose and could be used in nearly any mission, not just one specially written for the gadget.
6th Nov '15 12:22:13 PM JamesAustin
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* The very first appearance of [[BiggerBad Blofeld]], complete with [[TheFaceless hidden face]] and [[RightHandCat white Persian cat]].

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* The very first appearance of [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain Blofeld]], complete with [[TheFaceless hidden face]] and [[RightHandCat white Persian cat]].



* BiggerBad: Blofeld is this here. He's not directly active in the plot this time, but it's clear that him and the rest of SPECTRE are a much bigger threat that Bond will have to face in the future.



* FanService: The catfight between the Gypsy women and the belly dance are purely for the male audience's viewing pleasure.
* FiveBadBand:
** TheBiggerBad: Blofeld
** BigBad / TheDarkChick: Rosa Klebb
** TheDragon / MookLieutenant: Morzeny
** TheEvilGenius: Kronsteen
** TheBrute: Red Grant which is interesting considering that he had the most direct role in this.
* AGlassOfChianti: Bond first grows suspicious of Red Grant when he orders a glass of red Chianti (nonspecific red wine in the videogame adaptation) with fish, a major faux pas for wine lovers.
** A case of Cuisine Marches On: nowadays, it's not a faux pas to drink red wine with fish or white with meat (there's a number of white wines that go very well with some particular kinds of meat, and a number of red wines that mix perfectly with fish.) [[http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/03/ask-a-sommelier-red-with-meat-white-with-fish-rule-wine-pairing-advice.html Some professional sommeliers' opinions can be found here.]]

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* FanService: The catfight between the Gypsy women and the belly dance are purely for the male audience's viewing pleasure.
* FiveBadBand:
** TheBiggerBad: Blofeld
** BigBad / TheDarkChick: Rosa Klebb
** TheDragon / MookLieutenant: Morzeny
** TheEvilGenius: Kronsteen
** TheBrute: Red Grant which is interesting considering that he had the most direct role in this.
* AGlassOfChianti: Bond first grows suspicious of Red Grant when he orders a glass of red Chianti (nonspecific red wine in the videogame adaptation) with fish, at the time a major faux pas for wine lovers.
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lovers. A case of Cuisine Marches On: nowadays, it's not a faux pas to drink red wine with fish or white with meat (there's a number of white wines that go very well with some particular kinds of meat, and a number of red wines that mix perfectly with fish.) [[http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2013/03/ask-a-sommelier-red-with-meat-white-with-fish-rule-wine-pairing-advice.html Some professional sommeliers' opinions can be found here.]]]]
* GreaterScopeVillain: Blofeld is this here. He's not directly active in the plot this time, but it's clear that him and the rest of SPECTRE are a much bigger threat that Bond will have to face in the future.



* MsFanservice: The Gypsy women who have a catfight and the belly dancer are purely for the male audience's viewing pleasure.



* NonindicativeName: None of the film is actually set in Russia. The plot itself is [[FalseFlagOperation made to look like a Soviet one]], but is actually devised by the supranational SPECTRE, and while Tatiana Romanova sounds like a Russian name, when we meet her she's working in Istanbul.

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* NonindicativeName: None of the film is actually set in Russia. The plot itself is [[FalseFlagOperation made to look like a Soviet one]], but is actually devised by the supranational SPECTRE, and while SPECTRE. Tatiana Romanova sounds like a Russian name, is Russian, and even then, when we meet her her, she's working in Istanbul.



* YouLookFamiliar:
** Walter Gotell, who plays the SPECTRE henchthug, will return to play the Russian General Gogol in six Bond films starting with ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** Martine Beswick, one of the two fighting Gypsy girls, will have a much larger role as Bond's ill-fated assistant Paula in ''Film/{{Thunderball}}''.
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