History Film / JamesBond

30th Apr '16 8:04:36 AM DoctorNemesis
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* MomentKiller: Bond's final romantic clinch with the Bond Girl is usually interrupted by either the bad guy or his henchman seeking a last bit of revenge, or by his superiors either trying to make sure he's still alive or pass on the hearty congratulations of some high-ranking official for saving the world again.
* MoodWhiplash: Very much so in the Brosnan era, but present in the Connery and Moore films too.
** There's a bit of it in ''Skyfall'' too, [[spoiler:especially at the end]].



* MoodWhiplash: Very much so in the Brosnan era, but present in the Connery and Moore films too.
** There's a bit of it in ''Skyfall'' too, [[spoiler:especially at the end]].



** An ActionPrologue, often involving either Bond in action on a mission. Said mission will usually (but not always) have some connection, even if tangential, to the main plot of the movie or something which establishes the main villain's plot. Once that's out the way and something's blown up, we go to...
** The Opening Credits, often highly stylized and abstract, set to a catchy theme song by a major recording artist. Frequent motifs involve guns, beautiful women writhing about in semi-undress, playing cards and martinis, something thematically linked to the villain's plot or theme (lots of gold for ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' or oil to reflect the villain's oil-based plot in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', for example) and Bond himself.

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** An ActionPrologue, often involving either Bond in action on a mission. Said mission will usually (but may or may not always) have some connection, even if tangential, to the main plot of the movie or something which establishes the main villain's plot.plot (this is more common in later Bond movies than earlier ones). Once that's out the way and something's blown up, we go to...
** The Opening Credits, often highly stylized and abstract, set to a catchy theme song by a major recording artist. Frequent motifs involve guns, beautiful women writhing about in semi-undress, (semi-)undress, playing cards and martinis, something thematically linked to the villain's plot or theme (lots of gold for ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' or oil to reflect the villain's oil-based plot in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', for example) and Bond himself.



** Bond and the Bond Girl have a final romantic moment (Oh, ''James''...).

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** Bond and the Bond Girl have a final romantic moment (Oh, ''James''...). Simultaneously, Bond's superiors may be trying to contact him either to make sure he's still alive or to pass on the hearty congratulations of some high-ranking official. This may or may not result in an inadvertent [[MomentKiller cock-blocking]] of the final romantic moment.
1st Apr '16 3:24:10 AM Faberlich
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A {{long runn|ers}}ing {{film}} [[SeriesFranchise franchise]] based on Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/JamesBond novel series]] about British secret agent James Bond, code-named [[YouAreNumberSix 007]]. Over its decades long run, the franchise has featured [[TheOtherDarrin six different Bonds]], [[TropeCodifier codified]] TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction, and ranged in tone from [[ToneShift comic to gritty]].

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A {{long runn|ers}}ing {{film}} [[SeriesFranchise franchise]] based on Creator/IanFleming's [[Literature/JamesBond novel series]] about British secret agent James Bond, code-named [[YouAreNumberSix 007]]. Over its decades long run, the franchise has featured [[TheOtherDarrin six different Bonds]], [[TropeCodifier codified]] TuxedoAndMartini SpyFiction, and ranged in tone from [[ToneShift comic comedic to gritty]].



# ''Bond 25'' (Daniel Craig, contracted)

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# ''Bond 25'' (Daniel Craig, contracted)
24th Mar '16 7:11:15 AM johnnye
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** Just before Q explains Bond's gadgets, he'll start with, "Now, pay attention,007..." He usually finishes the explanation with am admonition to Bond, to bring his equipment back "in pristine order" (which Bond never does). And of course, the ever-popular "Grow up, 007."

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** Just before Q explains Bond's gadgets, he'll start with, "Now, pay attention,007...attention, 007..." He usually finishes the explanation with am admonition to Bond, Bond to bring his equipment back "in pristine order" (which Bond never does). And of course, course there's the ever-popular "Grow up, 007."



* ChekhovsArmoury: The sections with Q, where the film's gadgets, weapons, and/or car are revealed and [[ChekhovsGun have their uses explained]].
** Subverted with the fact that we know Bond will use these items at some point when he's in a pinch. Some may qualify as ChekhovsBoomerang if he uses it more than once.

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* ChekhovsArmoury: The sections with Q, where the film's gadgets, weapons, and/or car are revealed and [[ChekhovsGun have their uses explained]].
** Subverted with the fact that we know Bond will use these items at some point when he's in a pinch.
explained]]. Some may qualify as ChekhovsBoomerang if he uses it more than once.



* CouchGag: Between the 1960s and the early 1980s, it was standard for the film to end with some variation of the on-screen message "James Bond will return in..." and the next film title announced. On several occasions, however (following ''Thunderball'' and later following ''The Spy Who Loved Me'') the ''wrong title'' was announced as EON decided to adapt a different book or story when the time came to actually make the next film.
** ''Octopussy'' also got it wrong, but only by one word. James Bond was said to return in ''From A View To A Kill'', which was the title of a Fleming short story. However, when the movie was actually released, the ''From'' was dropped from the title.

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* CouchGag: Between the 1960s and the early 1980s, it was standard for the film to end with some variation of the on-screen message "James Bond will return in..." and the next film title announced. On several occasions, however (following ''Thunderball'' and later following ''The Spy Who Loved Me'') the ''wrong title'' was announced as EON decided to adapt a different book or story when the time came to actually make the next film.
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film. ''Octopussy'' also got it wrong, but only by one word. James Bond was said to return in ''From A View To A Kill'', which was the title of a Fleming short story. However, when the movie was actually released, the ''From'' was dropped from the title.
7th Mar '16 4:35:27 PM TheWildWestPyro
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*** As of recent events, [[Film/{{Spectre}} they're back.]]
28th Feb '16 4:38:36 AM LtFedora
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* BodyCountCompetition: Bond probably has the highest on-screen body count of any film character ever, counting all 23 official movies. Unsurprisingly for an action hero/government assassin, he kills at least one person in every film, and more commonly ''a lot'' of people.

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* BodyCountCompetition: Bond probably has the highest on-screen body count of any film character ever, counting all 23 24 official movies. Unsurprisingly for an action hero/government assassin, he kills at least one person in every film, and more commonly ''a lot'' of people.
26th Feb '16 3:01:25 PM contrafanxxx
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** [[spoiler: Arguably a hallmark of the Craig era as a whole. Even ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' can only at best be considered a BittersweetEnding.]]

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** [[spoiler: Arguably a hallmark of the Craig era as a whole. Even ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' can only at best be considered a BittersweetEnding. The exception to this so far is ''Film/{{Spectre}}'', which has a [[EarnYourHappyEnding happy ending]] rather than a sad one.]]
20th Feb '16 5:23:39 PM Monolaf317
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* SpyCam: Loves this trope.

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* SpyCam: Loves this trope.Is big on this.



** In ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the Russian Ambassador uses a spy camera hidden in a matchbox to take pictures of TheWarRoom, but then is found out by General Turgidson. Later we see the ambassador taking more pictures with a second camera hidden in his pocket watch.
20th Feb '16 5:22:39 PM Monolaf317
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* SpyCam: Loves this trope.
** ''In Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService'', Bond uses a small camera to take snap shots of a map that shows where the "Angels Of Death" are to release a biological agent.
** One of Bond's gadgets in ''Film/AViewToAKill'' is a ring containing a miniature camera. Bond uses the device at a Zorin's party to covertly take photographs of each of his guests.
** In ''Film/DrStrangelove'', the Russian Ambassador uses a spy camera hidden in a matchbox to take pictures of TheWarRoom, but then is found out by General Turgidson. Later we see the ambassador taking more pictures with a second camera hidden in his pocket watch.
17th Feb '16 3:08:10 PM erforce
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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup
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* ReadyForLovemaking

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* RightHandCat
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* SceneryPorn

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17th Feb '16 12:05:31 PM CynicalBastardo
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** Even Bond's WeaponOfChoice isn't immune to this. Walther is a big endorser of the films and, on two occasions, Bond's PPK is swapped out for the latest pistol Walther is trying to advertise.
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