History Film / LiveAndLetDie

15th Dec '17 9:53:22 AM Anddrix
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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 (and, it's the first film since ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' to not involve [=SPECTRE=]) while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the 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 still ''a film about voodoo,'' down to including what is implied to be the real Baron Samedi. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before.

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It's one of the more [[LoveItOrHateIt polarizing]] 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 (and, it's the first film since ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' to not involve [=SPECTRE=]) while others feel it was simply a {{Blaxploitation}} film with the 007 logo slapped on the 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 still ''a film about voodoo,'' down to including what is implied to be the real Baron Samedi. Plus, the gadgets used were further over the top than seen before.
24th Nov '17 8:01:33 AM Mdumas43073
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13th Nov '17 5:32:09 PM foxley
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* ConvenientEscapeBoat: After escaping the alligator farm and burning down the drug lab, Bond steals a convenient escape boat to flee the bad guys. This leads to an awesome chase across the bayous as Bond is pursued by the villains and the police.
12th Nov '17 7:47:45 PM DrOO7
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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The black villain Kanaga is enraged that Bond has seduced his Caucasian mistress Solitaire, outright stating that ''he'' was to be the one to take her virginity. The racial difference adds some serious unfortunate implications to the typical "Bond rescues the DamselInDistress" situation.
12th Oct '17 6:14:01 PM MetaFour
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* BalloonBelly: Kananga when he's inflated by the gas in the shark pellets.


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* InflatingBodyGag: Kananga dies from getting inflated by the gas in the shark pellets.
13th Sep '17 5:46:48 PM ClintEastwood
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* {{Tuckerization}}: Dr. Kananga was named after the guy who owned the crocodile farm seen in the film. [[spoiler: The feet you see running on top of the crocodiles when Bond escapes said farm? Those were Kananga's, and those were real crocodiles.]]
7th Aug '17 1:27:19 PM DrOO7
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* CurseCutShort: When Adam radios the other henchmen to pursue Bond, he screams, "Now ''move'', you mother--".
19th May '17 3:16:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AbsenteeActor: Q is absent from the film. Desmond Llewelyn was then appearing in the show ''Follyfoot'', but was written out of three episodes to appear in the film. The producers decided not to include the character, feeling that "too much was being made of the films' gadgets", and decided to downplay this aspect of the series, much to Llewelyn's annoyance.
27th Apr '17 1:16:49 PM Jgorgon
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* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler:Dr. Kananga as Mr. Big]]. A subversion- the actor is wearing real latex (and a wig), and is playing both characters [[spoiler: who were always the same person anyway.]] The attempt to change the facial features works pretty well, all things considered.

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* LatexPerfection: [[spoiler:Dr. Kananga as Mr. Big]]. A subversion- subversion; the actor is wearing real latex (and a wig), and is LatexPerfection trope involves two separate actors, one playing both characters [[spoiler: who were always a character, and another playing a character that first character is imitating with a face mask. ''Live and Let Die'' is one of the few films to use the same person anyway.]] The attempt to change actor for both the facial features works character and the character he's imitating, via Yaphet Kotto and a pretty well, all things considered.convincing prosthetic and wig.
27th Apr '17 1:05:21 PM Jgorgon
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For Roger Moore's run, Bond wears some fairly intimidating black gloves during the scenes in Harlem.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: For Roger Moore's run, Bond wears some fairly intimidating black gloves during run. Bond's demeanour here is much less humorous, and perhaps even more hard-boiled than Sean Connery's portrayal. The supernatural elements also do not fit well with ''any'' of the scenes in Harlem.other films.
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