History Film / FromRussiaWithLove

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.
12th Feb '17 2:55:40 PM Wyldchyld
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* [[ReadyForLovemaking Tatiana's seduction of Bond by entering his hotel room and getting into his bed]]. [[FetishFuel Wearing only a black ribbon around her neck and a pair of black stockings]]. The love scene used for screen-testing Bonds.

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* [[ReadyForLovemaking Tatiana's seduction of Bond by entering his hotel room and getting into his bed]]. [[FetishFuel [[{{fetish}} Wearing only a black ribbon around her neck and a pair of black stockings]]. The love scene used for screen-testing Bonds.
25th Jan '17 7:14:30 PM Saveelich
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* {{Sequel}}: The film is one to ''Film/DrNo'', as Kronsteen mentions the death of Dr. No, and SPECTRE itself appears after being mentioned by No in the latter film. Also, Sylvia Trench reappears for a due romantic picnic with Bond.
19th Jan '17 1:57:46 PM DeCarta
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-->-- '''Number Two''', head of SPECTRE

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-->-- '''Number Two''', One''', head of SPECTRE



* BadBoss

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* BadBossBadBoss: Blofeld establishes himself as one when he has Kronsteen killed via poisoned dagger.



* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** Grant is introduced hunting down and killing a fake James Bond in a training exercise, demonstrating his cunning and brutality.
** Blofeld's introduction to the franchise has him monologue about Siamese fighting fish, comparing them to SPECTRE. He's also shown giving orders to his subordinates, explicitly mentioning that Bond's death should be "a particularly unpleasant and humiliating one". His second and final scene in the film, where he has Kronsteen killed, establishes his BadBoss tendencies, fondness for sadistic ploys, and his status as TheDreaded.



* TheLancer: Kerim Bay, to Bond.

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* TheLancer: Kerim Bay, Bey, to Bond.


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* MrFanservice: Bond himself, of course, appears shirtless as he prepares for a shower and has no fewer than three love scenes throughout the movie. Grant as well, who appears in a towel as he relaxes at SPECTRE's training center.
7th Jan '17 4:49:31 PM Premonition45
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After [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy the President of the United States]] announced that ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'' was his 9th favourite book, it became clear to EON which novel they were going to adapt next.

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After [[UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy the President of the United States]] announced that listed ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'' was as his 9th favourite book, it became clear to EON which novel they were going to adapt next.
17th Dec '16 3:21:50 PM Premonition45
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* [[ReadyForLovemaking Tatiana's seduction of Bond by entering his hotel room and getting into his bed]]. [[FetishFuel Wearing only a black ribbon around her neck and a pair of black stockings]].
** The love scene used for screen-testing Bonds.

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* [[ReadyForLovemaking Tatiana's seduction of Bond by entering his hotel room and getting into his bed]]. [[FetishFuel Wearing only a black ribbon around her neck and a pair of black stockings]].
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stockings]]. The love scene used for screen-testing Bonds.


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* {{Bookends}}: Bond begins and ends the movie making love in a boat.
19th Sep '16 2:43:45 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CreatorCameo: Some reports maintain that Ian Fleming appears standing next to the Orient Express train. He is wearing grey trousers and a white jumper and stands on the platform to the right side of the train. Some sources deny that this is him.
19th Sep '16 2:26:03 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: While flirting with Moneypenny, Bond says, "[[Theatre/HenryV Once more into the breach, dear friends]]".
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