History Film / FromRussiaWithLove

18th Feb '18 10:27:40 AM nombretomado
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This film and its title are so well known that variations on the title are common as newspaper headlines for articles to do with Russia. A London exhibition of pre-RedOctober Russian art, sponsored ''by the Russian government'', couldn't resist a gag, calling itself ''From Russia''.

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This film and its title are so well known that variations on the title are common as newspaper headlines for articles to do with Russia. A London exhibition of pre-RedOctober pre-UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian art, sponsored ''by the Russian government'', couldn't resist a gag, calling itself ''From Russia''.
3rd Feb '18 3:38:31 AM jormis29
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* The very first appearance of Desmond Llewelyn as Q.

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* The very first appearance of Desmond Llewelyn Creator/DesmondLlewelyn as Q.
15th Dec '17 9:46:59 AM ClintEastwood
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* {{Macguffin}}: The Lektor.

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* {{Macguffin}}: {{MacGuffin}}: The Lektor.



* PsychoForHire: Krylenko

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* PsychoForHire: KrylenkoPsychoForHire:
** Grant is described by Morzenzy as a homicidal paranoic.
** Krilencu kills for pleasure.



* VillainousBreakdown: Rosa Kleeb, who was mostly calm throughout the movie, is a desperate wreck when she fights Bond. Justified in that if she fails to kill Bond and get the Lektor, she'll end up like Kronsteen.

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* VillainousBreakdown: Rosa Kleeb, Klebb, who was mostly calm throughout the movie, is a desperate wreck when she fights Bond. Justified in that if she fails to kill Bond and get the Lektor, she'll end up like Kronsteen.
24th Nov '17 8:06:04 AM Mdumas43073
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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1434333659245.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''From Russia with love, I fly to you...'']]

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[[quoteright:350:http://static.[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/1434333659245.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:''From [[caption-width-right:300:''From Russia with love, I fly to you...'']]
20th Nov '17 6:36:25 AM Njein
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* FalseFlagOperation: Formerly SPECTRE's specialty.
** They pretend to be the KGB to steal the Lektor and destroy Bond.
** They perform one as the British early in the film, killing one of the Bulgarian drivers who work for the Soviets. This causes the Soviets to heat up the normally routine observations both sides play in Istanbul.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Formerly SPECTRE's specialty.
A shtick of Blofeld and SPECTRE. As part of his long-term EvilPlan to TakeOverTheWorld, Blofeld is PlayingBothSides.
** They pretend SPECTRE pretends to be the KGB to steal the Lektor and destroy Bond.
** They perform SPECTRE performs one as the British early in the film, killing one of the Bulgarian drivers who work for the Soviets. This causes the Soviets to heat up the normally routine observations both sides play in Istanbul.
7th Sep '17 5:09:28 PM HamburgerTime
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* AdaptationalHeroism: Kerim in the book is a [[BlackAndGrayMorality very dark gray]] UnscrupulousHero who raped a woman as a teenage hoodlum and shoots an unarmed, fleeing opponent in the back, among other things. Here, he's a much more likable LovableRogue.
24th Jul '17 2:36:35 AM Darkmage7280
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* {{Bookends}}: Bond begins and ends the movie making love in a boat.
17th May '17 8:09:30 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* SameLanguageDub: Daniella Bianchi's dialogue (as Tatiana Romanova) was overdubbed by Barbara Jefford to hide her thick Italian accent.
13th Apr '17 2:33:47 PM xcountryguy
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* TranquilFury: Bond's reaction to the death of [[spoiler: Kerim Bey]]. Notable in the fact that it is one of the few times we ever see Bond mad at all.

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* TranquilFury: Bond's reaction to the death of [[spoiler: Kerim [[spoiler:Kerim Bey]]. Notable in the fact that it is one of the few times we ever see Bond mad at all.
21st Mar '17 12:09:29 PM mlsmithca
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** Blofeld mentions (offhand) that M is the head of the British Secret Service not Kronsteen, whereas Kronsteen has to justify his plan to Blofeld (he mentions having Bond killed as an added bonus for revenge against killing Dr. No) so this is all justifiable as opposed to mere exposition for the audience's benefit.



** 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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** * 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.



* [[PsychoLesbian Evil Lesbian]]: Implied with Klebb when she caresses Tatiana's hair while saying "a labour of love".
** Quite explicit in the novel, where Kronsteen notes that she has "overcome the sex instinct," and can have a lover tortured to death just as easily as a stranger; and her effort to seduce Tanya sends the latter fleeing from the room.



* FalseFlagOperation: Formerly SPECTRE's specialty. They pretend to be the KGB to steal the Lektor and destroy Bond.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Formerly SPECTRE's specialty. specialty.
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They pretend to be the KGB to steal the Lektor and destroy Bond.



* PsychoLesbian: Implied with Klebb when she caresses Tatiana's hair while saying "a labour of love". Quite explicit in the novel, where Kronsteen notes that she has "overcome the sex instinct," and can have a lover tortured to death just as easily as a stranger; and her effort to seduce Tanya sends the latter fleeing from the room.



* RevisedEnding: The original novel had Bond struck by Rosa Klebb's poison-stained stiletto and brought to what was his death until Ian Fleming wrote ''Dr. No'' (Where it was revealed that the people with him were able to keep him alive until a doctor could be summoned). The film has him survive and has Tatiana do away with Klebb, and ends with Bond and Tatiana riding triumphantly down Venice's Grand Canal. This was arguably for the better, to avoid a maudlin DownerEnding.
** Besides which: Since ''Film/DrNo'' was the first Bond ''film,'' and M ordered Bond at the beginning of the film to replace his Beretta with the Walther PPK because of the Beretta jamming up on him (in an unseen incident that caused Bond to get injured), Bond didn't have the Beretta in the film version of ''From Russia With Love'' anyway.

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* RevisedEnding: The original novel had Bond struck by Rosa Klebb's poison-stained stiletto and brought to what was his death until Ian Fleming wrote ''Dr. No'' (Where it was revealed that the people with him were able to keep him alive until a doctor could be summoned). The film has him survive and has Tatiana do away with Klebb, and ends with Bond and Tatiana riding triumphantly down Venice's Grand Canal. This was arguably for the better, to avoid a maudlin DownerEnding.
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DownerEnding. Besides which: Since ''Film/DrNo'' was the first Bond ''film,'' and M ordered Bond at the beginning of the film to replace his Beretta with the Walther PPK because of the Beretta jamming up on him (in an unseen incident that caused Bond to get injured), Bond didn't have the Beretta in the film version of ''From Russia With Love'' anyway.



* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Kronsteen, who is a literal chessmaster.
** Chess journalist George Koltanowski said that Kronsteen was based on USSR Grandmaster Paul Keres. He probably derives his name from synthesis with another Soviet Grandmaster, David Bronstein.

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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Kronsteen, who is a literal chessmaster. \n** Chess journalist George Koltanowski said that Kronsteen was based on USSR Grandmaster Paul Keres. He probably derives his name from synthesis with another Soviet Grandmaster, David Bronstein.



* SurpriseCheckmate: TheChessmaster Kronsteen doesn't quite manage checkmate, but his opponent has his king pinned down to a single square. He sees that it's hopeless and surrenders.
** In the interest of realism. At the grandmaster level (and well below that) *nobody* gets checkmated. A decent player *always* knows when to resign. To do otherwise is considered boorish.

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* SurpriseCheckmate: TheChessmaster Kronsteen doesn't quite manage checkmate, but his opponent has his king pinned down to a single square. He sees that it's hopeless and surrenders.
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surrenders. This is partly in the interest of realism. At realism; at the grandmaster level (and well below that) *nobody* ''nobody'' gets checkmated. A decent player *always* ''always'' knows when to resign. To do otherwise is considered boorish.



* TitleDrop: Bond writes "From Russia, with love" on the photo of Tatiana that he gives to Moneypenny.
** The title is also heard in the song 'From Russia With Love' (sung by Matt Munro) which can be heard playing on the radio when Bond first appears in the film.

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* TitleDrop: Bond writes "From Russia, with love" on the photo of Tatiana that he gives to Moneypenny.
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Moneypenny. The title is also heard in the song 'From Russia With Love' (sung by Matt Munro) which can be heard playing on the radio when Bond first appears in the film.
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