History Film / TheManWithTheGoldenGun

19th Jan '17 2:38:22 PM Premonition45
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* CountingBullets: While Bond wanders through Scaramanga's funhouse, Nick Nack taunts him over the PA by saying "You only have three bullets left!"
16th Jan '17 1:09:27 PM Premonition45
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** Bond takes up Hai Fat's invitation to join him for dinner in his mansion while pretending to be Scaramanga, not knowing that the ''real'' Scaramanga had already gotten in touch with the guy. When he arrives there late at night, he's incapacitated by some guards in an ambush. As they're about to kill him, Hai Fat forbids them from doing so because he doesn't want Bond killed in his home. They'll just take him somewhere else to finish him off right? Nope. Hai Fat has Bond placed in a krabi krabong school to...get beaten up? Maybe?

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** Bond takes up Hai Fat's invitation to join him for dinner in his mansion while pretending to be Scaramanga, not knowing that the ''real'' Scaramanga had already gotten in touch with the guy. When he arrives there late at night, he's incapacitated by some guards in an ambush. As they're about to kill him, Hai Fat forbids them from doing so because he doesn't want Bond killed in his home. They'll just take him somewhere else to finish him off right? Nope. Hai Fat has Bond placed in a krabi krabong school to...get beaten up? Maybe?Maybe? Scaramanga rightfully ridicules Hai Fat's thinking [[spoiler:before killing him]].
-->'''Scaramanga:''' [[DeadpanSnarker What do they teach at that school, ballet dancing?]]



* DeadpanSnarker: J. W. Pepper, of all people, during the car chase.

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* DeadpanSnarker: J. W. Pepper, of all people, during the car chase.



--> '''J.W.:''' I know you! You're that secret agent! That English secret agent from England!

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--> '''J.-->'''J.W.:''' I know you! You're that secret agent! That English secret agent from England!
13th Jan '17 10:25:59 PM Premonition45
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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from ''Dr. No'' when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.

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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also the third Bond film, ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'', also directed by Guy Hamilton) Hamilton, was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from ''Dr. No'' when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' the third Bond novel, ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'', was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.
31st Dec '16 12:17:07 PM Premonition45
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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from ''Film/DrNo'' when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.

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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from ''Film/DrNo'' ''Dr. No'' when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.
31st Dec '16 12:16:44 PM Premonition45
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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.

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** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene from ''Film/DrNo'' when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.
31st Dec '16 12:14:47 PM Premonition45
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* MythologyGag: Instead of the famous custom gun of the film, the titular Golden Gun's of the book are a Colt Single Action Army and a Derringer. Nik Nak holds Bond up in the stadium with a Derringer and Scaramanga uses a Colt SAA to shoot a bottle of champagne on his beach - which he then proceeds to call a ''harmless toy'', which could also count as a possible TakeThat to his book counterpart who is considered one of the weaker villains of the series.

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* MythologyGag: Instead of the famous custom gun of the film, the titular Golden Gun's of the book are a Colt Single Action Army and a Derringer. Nik Nak Nick Nack holds Bond up in the stadium with a Derringer and Scaramanga uses a Colt SAA to shoot a bottle of champagne on his beach - which he then proceeds to call a ''harmless toy'', which could also count as a possible TakeThat to his book counterpart who is considered one of the weaker villains of the series. series.
** As Bond arrives at Scaramanga's island, he's greeted by Nick Nack, who offers him some Dom Perignon '64, to which Bond says "I prefer the '62, myself.", referencing that ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}'' (also directed by Guy Hamilton) was released in 1964, while the first Bond film, ''Film/DrNo'' was released in 1962. This, in turn, references the scene when Bond tries to attack Dr. No with a bottle of Dom Perignon '55, to which Bond said "I prefer the '53, myself.", which referenced that ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' was published in 1955, while the first Bond novel, ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', was published in 1953.
2nd Nov '16 12:24:35 AM JackG
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** Not quite -- she's leaning into the trunk to plant the tracking device out of sight. Scaramanga just shoves her the rest of the way.
29th Oct '16 4:32:27 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AdaptedOut: Felix Leiter is in the book, but for some reason is completely absent from the film and wouldn't appear until ''Film/TheLivingDaylights''. This is the opposite of ''Film/DrNo''.



* MissingTrailerScene: The original theatrical trailer contained scenes from the showdown on the beach between Bond and Scaramanga that were cut from the final release.


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* ShoutOut: Scaramanga's funhouse, especially the hall of mirrors, was no doubt inspired by ''Film/TheLadyFromShanghai''.
25th Oct '16 7:57:28 PM MagBas
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* AdaptationDecay: The ''only'' things this film has in common with [[Literature/TheManWithTheGoldenGun the novel]] are the villain being a crack shot named Fransisco Scaramanga, and the fact that he uses a gold-plated gun. ''That's it''.
* AdaptationDistillation: That said, there are a few cases of the film improving on the novel. Scaramanga is Bond's EvilCounterpart and, since he's played by Creator/ChristopherLee, an immensely dignified badass, instead of a sexually ambiguous carny with an elephant fetish. The book also features a sex scene between a stripper and a giant hand.
8th Oct '16 11:35:54 PM Xlsfd
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* GoingCritical: Notably averted. There's a sign in Scaramanga's lair that reads "Absolute zero must be maintained to avoid prompt criticality." [[spoiler:When Goodnight pushes Scaramanga's technician into the liquid helium, it leads to the whole base blowing up.]]
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