History Film / LiveAndLetDie

31st Jan '16 11:59:50 AM thatsnumberwang
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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Bond takes Rose's Smith & Wesson Model 19, then claims the serial numbers were filed off, yet he glances at the right side; the serial number on S&W revolvers is always on the butt plate. Later, when she finds another Model 19 on Quarrel Jr.'s boat, Quarrel tells her the safety was on, despite revolvers generally not having safeties. Possibly qualifying as FridgeBrillance, as a real CIA agent would have known about such basic things herself and challenged them. Bond and Quarrel were testing her.
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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Bond takes Rose's Smith & Wesson Model 19, then claims the serial numbers were filed off, yet he glances at the right side; the serial number on S&W revolvers is always on the butt plate. Later, when she finds another Model 19 on Quarrel Jr.'s boat, Quarrel tells her the safety was on, despite revolvers generally not having safeties. Possibly qualifying as FridgeBrillance, FridgeBrilliance, as a real CIA agent would have known about such basic things herself and challenged them. Bond and Quarrel were testing her.
31st Jan '16 11:59:27 AM thatsnumberwang
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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Bond takes Rose's Smith & Wesson Model 19, then claims the serial numbers were filed off, yet he glances at the right side; the serial number on S&W revolvers is always on the butt plate. Later, when she finds another Model 19 on Quarrel Jr.'s boat, Quarrel tells her the safety was on, despite revolvers generally not having safeties.
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* GunsDoNotWorkThatWay: Bond takes Rose's Smith & Wesson Model 19, then claims the serial numbers were filed off, yet he glances at the right side; the serial number on S&W revolvers is always on the butt plate. Later, when she finds another Model 19 on Quarrel Jr.'s boat, Quarrel tells her the safety was on, despite revolvers generally not having safeties. Possibly qualifying as FridgeBrillance, as a real CIA agent would have known about such basic things herself and challenged them. Bond and Quarrel were testing her.
31st Jan '16 11:51:42 AM thatsnumberwang
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* GadgetWatches: Bond's latest watch has magnetic and rotary saw capability.
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* GadgetWatches: Bond's latest watch has magnetic and rotary saw capability. Also notable in that this is his first proper Q-watch in the series; previous watches were either owned by the villains (From Russia With Love), or didn't really look that much like a watch at all (Thunderball).
12th Jan '16 2:46:21 PM H_i_the_2nd
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Again, venomous not poisonous
* StayingAlive: Baron Samedi. He was apparently killed by poisonous snakebites, then re-appeared at the end of the movie sitting on the front of a moving train (to be fair, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane he was very likely]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Samedi a god]].)
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* StayingAlive: Baron Samedi. He was apparently killed by poisonous venomous snakebites, then re-appeared at the end of the movie sitting on the front of a moving train (to be fair, [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane he was very likely]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baron_Samedi a god]].)
12th Jan '16 2:10:59 PM H_i_the_2nd
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venomous, not poisonous
* AnimalAssassin: A snake, presumably poisonous, is let loose in Bond's bathroom. Then later Mr. Big and/or his employees try to feed him to a bunch of crocodiles and then a bunch of sharks.
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* AnimalAssassin: A snake, presumably poisonous, venomous, is let loose in Bond's bathroom. Then later Mr. Big and/or his employees try to feed him to a bunch of crocodiles and then a bunch of sharks.
23rd Nov '15 3:56:43 PM hamonrye
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* BloodlessCarnage: Mr. Big pops like a helium balloon, but there's no gore, since that would push the age rating up. Likewise, him dying in the shark tank was probably nixed by the studio.
23rd Nov '15 3:49:10 PM hamonrye
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* NecessaryWeasel: Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld in all but name, something the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no real reason for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.
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* NecessaryWeasel: Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld in all but name, something the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no real reason for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, it was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.
23rd Nov '15 3:48:36 PM hamonrye
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* ClicheStorm: ''Every'''body in Harlem is in on this conspiracy. Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld in all but name, something the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no, uh, reason for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.

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* ClicheStorm: ''Every'''body EverybodyDidIt: ''Every''body in Harlem is in on this conspiracy. Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld Hop in all but name, something a taxicab? Its the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no, uh, reason last mistake you'll ever make. (The driver works for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.Big.)

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* ClicheStorm: ''Every'''body in Harlem is in on this conspiracy. NecessaryWeasel: Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld in all but name, something the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no, uh, no real reason for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.
23rd Nov '15 3:46:36 PM hamonrye
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* ClicheStorm: ''Every'''body in Harlem is in on this conspiracy. Yaphet Kotto's "Mr. Big" is Blofeld in all but name, something the actor is clearly enjoying. There’s no, uh, reason for Mr. Big to have a top-secret underground cave-system headquarters, but most Bond villains do, so why not? There’s no obligation for him to keep a shark tank in his headquarters, either. In fact, was this movie which inspired the “Unnecessarily Slow Dipping Mechanism™!” from the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' movie.
8th Nov '15 12:29:16 PM neander7hal
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''Live and Let Die'' is the 8th ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring Creator/RogerMoore in his first appearance. Bond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity, it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them. It's one of the more [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] ''Bond'' films. Some like it for its change of pace--it's the first time Bond deals with both organized crime and the supernatural--while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the front and were waiting for Creator/PamGrier to show up. It is noteworthy in that amongst the things it did to try and distance it from the "silliness" of the Creator/SeanConnery era, it didn't include a scene with Q (he's mentioned though). This is a bit undermined by the fact that it's a film about ''Voodoo'' and includes Baron Samedi, implied to be the real deal. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before. On the other hand, the theme song by {{Paul McCartney}} & [[{{Music/Wings}} Wings]] is widely regarded as one of the series' all-time best, and has achieved a good deal of success independent of the film, being covered by Music/GunsNRoses and still played by [=McCartney=] today in his concerts. It's so famous that many younger people don't even know that it came from a Bond film.
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''Live and Let Die'' is the 8th ''Film/JamesBond'' film, starring Creator/RogerMoore in his first appearance. Bond is assigned to a case involving a drug lord that utilizes Voodoo (or at least the [[HollywoodVoodoo Hollywood version]]). "[[HollywoodVoodoo Voodoo]]." After rescuing the drug lord's tarot fortune teller from her virginity, it becomes a plot of everybody trying to kill them. It's one of the more [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] ''Bond'' films. Some like it for its change of pace--it's pace – it's the first time Bond deals with both organized crime and the supernatural--while supernatural – while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the front and were waiting for Creator/PamGrier to show up.front. It is noteworthy in that amongst the things it did to try and distance it from the "silliness" of the Creator/SeanConnery era, it didn't include a scene with Q (he's mentioned though). This is a bit undermined by the fact that it's a still ''a film about ''Voodoo'' and includes Baron Samedi, voodoo,'' down to including what is implied to be the real deal.Baron Samedi. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before. On the other hand, the theme song by {{Paul McCartney}} & [[{{Music/Wings}} Wings]] is widely regarded as one of the series' all-time best, and has achieved a good deal of success independent of the film, being covered by Music/GunsNRoses and still played by [=McCartney=] today in his concerts. It's so famous that many younger people don't even know that it came from a Bond film.
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