History Film / LiveandLetDie

30th Apr '18 9:56:17 PM psionycx
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* FortuneTeller: Solitaire has the ability to see the future by reading tarot cards.

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* FortuneTeller: Solitaire has the ability to see the future by reading tarot cards. Possibly also Baron Samedi. When Kananga is raging at Solitaire for losing her virginity to Bond, Samedi calmly sits there drawing tarot cards from the deck and burning them. Each one is perfectly relevant to the situation at hand.
8th Apr '18 10:12:49 AM nombretomado
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* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Or, in this case, Ford's rival, GM's Chevrolet Division, who sponsored the film. Rather {{egregious}}, since practically every (non-taxi or pimp) vehicle in New York seems to be a Chevy.

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* EverybodyOwnsAFord: Or, in this case, Ford's rival, GM's Chevrolet Division, who sponsored the film. Rather {{egregious}}, JustForFun/{{egregious}}, since practically every (non-taxi or pimp) vehicle in New York seems to be a Chevy.
20th Feb '18 12:25:40 AM C2
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* OutsideGenreFoe: Up to this point, Bond himself has normally gone up against European and/or Asian villains, who tend to be after world domination with science on their side- here, he's up against a American-based drug ring led by a Caribbean dictator who has voodoo on his side.

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* OutsideGenreFoe: Up to this point, Bond himself has normally gone up against European and/or Asian villains, who tend to be after [[TakeOverTheWorld world domination domination]] with science on their side- here, he's up against a American-based drug ring led by a Caribbean dictator who has voodoo on his side.
14th Feb '18 5:57:42 PM DesertDragon
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The island of San Monique, which is neither French nor Spanish, in addition using the wrong gender for the saint herself. While the saint Monica of Hippo does indeed exist, her name would be "Santa Monica" in Spanish and "Sainte-Monique" in French. "San" refers to a masculine saint in Spanish.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The island of San Monique, which is neither French nor Spanish, in addition using the wrong gender for the saint herself. While the saint Monica of Hippo does indeed exist, her name would be "Santa Monica" in Spanish and "Sainte-Monique" in French. "San" refers to a masculine saint in Spanish. This is intentional, as the fictional nation is inspired by Hispaniola (the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic).
29th Jan '18 12:57:24 AM mlsmithca
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* CrazyPrepared: Kananga, who's goons are seemingly ''everywhere'' no matter where he turns.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Again, Kananga when he's inflated by the gas in the shark pellets. The man eventually explodes into gobbets.

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* CrazyPrepared: Kananga, who's whose goons are seemingly ''everywhere'' no matter where he turns.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Again, Kananga when he's inflated by the gas in the shark pellets. The man eventually explodes into gobbets.



* [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Everybody Owns a Chevy]]: The film was sponsored by the Chevrolet Division of GM. Rather {{egregious}}, since practically every (non-taxi or pimp) vehicle in New York seem to be a Chevy.

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* [[EverybodyOwnsAFord Everybody Owns a Chevy]]: The film was EverybodyOwnsAFord: Or, in this case, Ford's rival, GM's Chevrolet Division, who sponsored by the Chevrolet Division of GM. film. Rather {{egregious}}, since practically every (non-taxi or pimp) vehicle in New York seem seems to be a Chevy.



-->'''Bond''': [[JerkAss I certainly wouldn't have killed you before.]]

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-->'''Bond''': --->'''Bond''': [[JerkAss I certainly wouldn't have killed you before.]]



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Kananga is at least partially based on Dr. Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, who used Voodoo as the basis of his personality cult and even claimed that he was Baron Samedi. Inverted with the character's name; Kananga was the RealLife owner of the crocodile farm and the producers decided to use his name for the movie, so the real Kananga became a minor celebrity as a result of this film.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed / MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Kananga is at least partially based on Dr. Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier, dictator of Haiti, who used Voodoo as the basis of his personality cult and even claimed that he was Baron Samedi. Inverted with the character's name; Kananga was the RealLife owner of the crocodile farm and the producers decided to use his name for the movie, so the real Kananga became a minor celebrity as a result of this film.



* 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.

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* WhereDaWhiteWomenAt: The black villain Kanaga Kananga 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.



** The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film. Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble".

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** The "Unnecessarily Slow Moving Dipping Mechanism" parodied in the first ''Film/AustinPowers'' film was more than likely inspired by the machine that Kananga uses in his attempt to dispose of Bond and Solitaire near the end of this film. Kananga wanted to give the shark a chance to get the scent of blood; ironically, Whisper ''was'' going to put Bond in fast- fast - Kananga told him to ''slow down'' to, as he put it, "let our diners assemble".



** As mentioned above, Mr. Big completely averts this on his first meeting with Bond -- but it's still the first act, so Bond kung-fus his way out of it.

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** As mentioned above, Mr. Big completely averts this on his first meeting with Bond -- but it's still the first act, so Bond kung-fus his way out of it.
12th Jan '18 1:44:28 PM 64SuperNintendo
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The theme song by Music/PaulMcCartney & Music/{{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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The theme song by Music/PaulMcCartney & and Music/{{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.



** Baron Samedi and his apparent resurrection powers. He may in fact be '''the''' Baron Samedhi.

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** Baron Samedi and his apparent resurrection powers. He may in fact be '''the''' Baron Samedhi.Samedi.
6th Jan '18 8:13:49 AM Premonition45
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* HighheelFaceTurn

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* HighheelFaceTurnHighHeelFaceTurn


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* ProphecyTwist: Solitaire tries to invoke this to explain how [[spoiler:Rosie Carver]] died but Bond didn't.
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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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[Music/PaulMcCartney "Why does it matter to ya, when you got a job to do?]] [[Music/{{Wings}} You got to do it well..."]]'']]

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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.
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