History Film / ModestyBlaise

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** At one point images of the real-life Modesty Blaise comic strip are shown.


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* SceneryPorn: For fans of architecture, the opening credits that play out over images of classic '60s building lines is as good as Playboy.
1st Aug '15 8:42:24 PM Quag15
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''Modesty Blaise'' is a 1966 comedy action film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Monica Vitti as Modesty Blaise, Terence Stamp as Willie Garvin, and Dirk Bogarde as the villain, Gabriel.

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''Modesty Blaise'' is a 1966 comedy action action/SpyFiction film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Monica Vitti as Modesty Blaise, Terence Stamp as Willie Garvin, and Dirk Bogarde as the villain, Gabriel.
1st Aug '15 8:14:02 PM Quag15
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* {{Camp}}: The high type.
1st Aug '15 8:03:34 PM Quag15
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The storyline is as follows: Modesty, a secret agent whose hair color, hair style, and mod clothing change at a snap of her fingers, is being used by the British government as a decoy in an effort to thwart a diamond heist. She is being set up by the feds but is wise to the plot and calls in sidekick Willie and a few other friends to outsmart them. Meanwhile, at his island hideaway, Gabriel, the diamond thief, has his own plans for Blaise and Garvin.
1st Aug '15 8:00:16 PM Quag15
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Quentin Tarantino seems to be a fan of both the comic strip and this movie (in the case of the latter, the look of Modesty influenced the look of the DIVAS in ''Film/KillBill''.

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Quentin Tarantino seems to be is a fan of both the comic strip and this movie (in the case of the latter, the look of Modesty influenced the look of the DIVAS in ''Film/KillBill''.''Film/KillBill''). He also gave his name ("Quentin Tarantino Presents...") to a Modesty Blaise movie released in 2004.
1st Aug '15 7:57:17 PM Quag15
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Quentin Tarantino seems to be a fan of both the comic strip and this movie (in the case of the latter, the look of Modesty influenced the look of the DIVAS in ''Film/KillBill''.
1st Aug '15 7:49:04 PM Quag15
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* PsychoForHire: Mrs. Fothergill. She likes to submit her "minions" to physical exercise and enjoys killing a mime (it doesn't make much sense in context, anyway).

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* PsychoForHire: Mrs. Fothergill. She likes to submit her "minions" to physical exercise and enjoys killing a mime and throwing him off a cliff (it doesn't make much sense in context, anyway).
1st Aug '15 7:40:47 PM Quag15
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* VolleyingInsults: During the period of "truce" between Modesty and Gabriel:
-->'''Gabriel''': Suffragette!\\
'''Modesty Blaise''': Psychopath!
1st Aug '15 7:33:43 PM Quag15
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: This exchange:
-->'''Gabriel''': I am the villain of the piece. I have to condemn you.\\
'''Modesty Blaise''': But I am the heroine. Don't I get away?\\
'''Gabriel''': Perhaps.
1st Aug '15 7:19:37 PM Quag15
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* ArabOilSheikh: Abu Tahir, who adopted Modesty as his "son".

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* ArabOilSheikh: Abu Tahir, who [[ItMakesSenseInContext adopted Modesty as his "son"."son"]].
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