History Film / LicenceToKill

27th Jun '17 4:43:02 AM DoctorNemesis
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He doesn't say it, but it's hinted by Bond's mild HeroicBSOD reaction after Pam tells him that Sanchez has acquired Stinger missiles and is threatening to shoot down a civilian airliner in retaliation for the DEA arresting him. Furthermore, Bond's assassination attempt spooked the potential [[TheMole Mole]] that Pam was trying to persuade to help get them off Sanchez. Notably, whereas up to that point his focus has pretty much been 'make Sanchez dead ASAP', his goals broaden to include dismantling Sanchez's entire operation while he's at it.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: He doesn't say it, but it's hinted by Bond's mild HeroicBSOD reaction after Pam tells him that Sanchez has acquired Stinger missiles and is threatening to shoot down a civilian airliner in retaliation for the DEA arresting him. Furthermore, him, and that Bond's assassination attempt has spooked the potential [[TheMole Mole]] that Pam was trying TheMole they were hoping to persuade use to help get them off Sanchez.bring him down into backing off. Notably, whereas up to that point his focus has pretty much been 'make Sanchez dead ASAP', his goals broaden to include dismantling Sanchez's entire operation while he's at it.
20th Jun '17 8:41:59 PM JRA
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* WhamShot: Pam comes into view of Bond's sights of Sanchez' side office.
6th Jun '17 7:44:41 PM PaulA
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** Also includes probably the smartest BondOneLiner; At ErnestHemingway's house, when Bond is asked to hand over his gun, "I guess this is [[Literature/AFarewellToArms a farewell to arms]]."

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** Also includes probably the smartest BondOneLiner; At ErnestHemingway's Creator/ErnestHemingway's house, when Bond is asked to hand over his gun, "I guess this is [[Literature/AFarewellToArms a farewell to arms]]."
31st May '17 7:37:49 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* OnlyAlmostDead: How Bond finds Felix in his house, as Sanchez had only meant to leave him horribly maimed to suffer the loss of his leg and his wife. Only Bond's arrival keeps Felix from expiring.

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* OnlyAlmostDead: OnlyMostlyDead: How Bond finds Felix in his house, as Sanchez had only meant to leave him horribly maimed to suffer the loss of his leg and his wife. Only Bond's arrival keeps Felix from expiring.
13th May '17 10:15:24 PM Mightydavidson
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** Subverted in that the title theme is "Licen'''s'''e To Kill".
10th May '17 5:17:47 PM Bissek
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* CartwrightCurse: Felix's marriage to Della lasted twice, possibly three times as long as Bond's marriage to Teresa. This isn't saying much.

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* CartwrightCurse: Felix's marriage to Della lasted twice, possibly three times as long as Bond's marriage to Teresa.[[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Teresa]]. This isn't saying much.
27th Apr '17 1:37:36 AM foxley
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* GroundByGears: TheDragon Dario attempts to drop Bond into an industrial pulverizer that is being used to crush cocaine. After a tough fight, Bond manages to yank Dario so he falls into the pulverizer and is turned into a fine pink mist.
8th Apr '17 9:10:54 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Heller doesn't particularly seem to mind being the head of security[=/=]paramilitary enforcer for a major international drug-lord in general terms, with all that implies. However, [[spoiler: the fact that he contacts the CIA to negotiate turning Sanchez in after learning that his boss has acquired Stinger missiles and is threatening to shoot down a passenger aircraft in retaliation for his arrest suggests that this is a shade too far for him.]]
4th Apr '17 8:19:42 AM moloch
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* AdaptationDistillation: An interesting one, because the movie isn't directly based on any Ian Fleming novel.
** The film does lift Felix Leiter's shark attack from the novel ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''... the movie version of which starred David Hedison as Leiter.
** More specifically, Milton Krest and his boat, the ''Wavekrest'' are from "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]", although the titular rarity -- a fish -- doesn't appear. Krest's wife-beating habits are given to Sanchez.
** As for ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Sanchez himself shares many qualities with the novel's version of Francisco Scaramanga, both being crime lords in Central America, although he's more FauxAffablyEvil. It also lifts the plot of Bond joining him as a "problem eliminator" to destroy him.

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* AdaptationDistillation: An interesting one, because the movie isn't directly based on any Ian Fleming novel.
novel - instead, it's mainly constructed around plot elements that were dropped from earlier adaptations.
** The film does lift lifts Felix Leiter's shark attack from the novel ''Literature/LiveAndLetDie''... the movie version of which starred David Hedison as Leiter.
** More specifically, Milton Krest and his boat, the ''Wavekrest'' are from "[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly The Hildebrand Rarity]]", although the titular rarity -- a fish -- doesn't appear. Krest's wife-beating habits are given transferred to Sanchez.
** As for ''Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun'', Sanchez himself shares many qualities with the novel's version of Francisco Scaramanga, both being crime lords in Central America, although he's more FauxAffablyEvil. It also lifts the plot of Bond joining him as a "problem eliminator" to destroy him.his operation from within.
4th Apr '17 8:17:34 AM moloch
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* MythologyGag: At the Hemingway House, Bond is led to a shadowy figure stroking a cat, a la Blofeld, [[BaitAndSwitch but it turns out to be M.]] This however, is probably an immediate foreshadow that M and most of the MI6 agency have TookALevelInJerkass in this movie and became no better then the villains.

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At the Hemingway House, Bond is led to a shadowy figure stroking a cat, a à la Blofeld, [[BaitAndSwitch but it turns out to be M.]] This however, is probably an immediate It does immediately foreshadow that M and most of the MI6 agency have TookALevelInJerkass M's much more antagonistic role in this movie and became no better then the villains.scene, though.
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