History Film / TheManWithTheGoldenGun

20th Jul '16 6:35:40 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* JerkAss: [[EnforcedTrope Inflicted upon Bond by the studio, in an effort to counteract Roger Moore's natural urbanity.]] Bond is infamously a total ''asshole'' throughout this film, threatening to break a woman's arm, slapping said woman, threatening to blow off a guy's testicles, and later pushing a kid salesman ("''bloody tourist!''") into a rapid stream during a boat chase. Having sex with Anders while Goodnight, ''who he was just about to have sex with'', is hiding in the closet. [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack And then she still has sex with Bond at the end!]] This could be viewed as reversing the changes of previous movies, as the Bond of the books is a much more ruthless, cold-blooded JerkAss than is generally portrayed (at least up until the second ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. Or ''Film/LicenceToKill'', anyway), plus the undeniable fact that this is ''exactly'' how a real life agent would behave - you don't get to save the world without, at the very least, ''threatening'' violence. And keep in mind though that in this one, he also has a target on his back from the beginning, so like most other people who are being threatened, he's understandably willing to go to extreme lengths to save his hide. Of course, it still doesn't justify everything he does, but it's got to play a part in some of his actions.

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* JerkAss: [[EnforcedTrope Inflicted upon Bond by the studio, in an effort to counteract Roger Moore's natural urbanity.]] Bond is infamously a total ''asshole'' throughout this film, threatening to break a woman's arm, slapping said woman, threatening to blow off a guy's testicles, and later pushing a kid salesman ("''bloody tourist!''") into a rapid stream during a boat chase. Having sex with Anders while Goodnight, ''who he was just about to have sex with'', is hiding in the closet. [[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack And then she still has sex with Bond at the end!]] This could be viewed as reversing the changes of previous movies, as the Bond of the books is started off as a much more ruthless, cold-blooded and racist JerkAss than is generally portrayed (at least up until the second ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''. Or ''Film/LicenceToKill'', anyway), plus the undeniable fact that this is ''exactly'' how a real life agent would behave - you don't get to save the world without, at the very least, ''threatening'' violence. And keep in mind though that in this one, he also has a target on his back from the beginning, so like most other people who are being threatened, he's understandably willing to go to extreme lengths to save his hide. Of course, it still doesn't justify everything he does, but it's got to play a part in some of his actions.
9th Jul '16 12:53:39 AM Ciara25
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* AccidentalKidnapping: Goodnight really has nobody's fault but her own when she gets caught; she actually ''hides in the trunk of his car'' while trying to plant a tracking device on it.

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* AccidentalKidnapping: Goodnight really has nobody's fault nobody to blame but her own herself when she gets caught; caught by Scaramanga; she actually ''hides in the trunk of his car'' while trying to plant a tracking device on it.
22nd Jun '16 7:33:45 PM TheWildWestPyro
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[[caption-width-right:250:No one can catch him, no hitman can match him...]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:No [[caption-width-right:250:''No one can catch him, no hitman can match him...]]
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11th May '16 3:56:04 AM JackG
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* BrickJoke: The kid trying to hawk the wooden elephant to Mrs. Pepper, who's not paying any attention. When she gets off the boat, she rushes off to buy one.
15th Apr '16 3:22:42 AM morenohijazo
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* SpyShip: An odd variation. James Bond discovers that the partially sunken RMS Queen Elizabeth in Hong Kong Victoria harbor has been turned into a British listening post for spying on the Chinese.
14th Feb '16 2:33:02 AM anglarite
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** The movie could have ended about 40 minutes earlier if Goodnight hadn't tried to put a tracer in Scaramanga's car. She had the solex and Scaramanga wasn't particularly interested in hunting down Bond at this point. They could have just walked away and let him be.

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** The movie could have ended about 40 minutes earlier if Goodnight hadn't tried to put a tracer in Scaramanga's car. She had the solex Solex and Scaramanga wasn't particularly interested in hunting down Bond at this point. They could have just walked away and let him be.
14th Feb '16 2:25:47 AM anglarite
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Scaramanga likes to hunt at the beginning and the of the film.

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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Scaramanga likes to hunt at the beginning and the end of the film.



* InNameOnly: The plot of the book and the film are fairly far off. In the book Bond goes to only one place (Cuba), scaramanga isn't the BigBad type he is in the film and the solex agitator isn't even a part of it.

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* InNameOnly: The plot of the book and the film are fairly far off. In the book Bond goes to only one place (Cuba), scaramanga Scaramanga isn't the BigBad type he is in the film and the solex agitator Solex Agitator isn't even a part of it.
28th Jan '16 5:14:58 PM Bissek
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* DumbBlonde: Mary Goodnight, the most blatant example in the whole Bond series. Especially bad, considering she's supposed to be a trained agent herself (albeit in the Foreign Service, but ''still''...)

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* DumbBlonde: Mary Goodnight, the most blatant example in the whole Bond series. Especially bad, considering she's supposed to be a trained agent herself (albeit in the Foreign Service, but ''still''...)). In the original novel, she was actually Bond's ''secretary'', who wouldn't be expected to have field training. This lack of training apparently came through.
9th Jan '16 8:53:38 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* InNameOnly: The plot of the book and the film are fairly far off. In the book Bond goes to only one place (Cuba), scaramanga isn't the BigBad type he is in the film and the solex agitator isn't even a part of it.
9th Jan '16 8:47:05 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* HuntingTheMostDangerousGame: Scaramanga likes to hunt at the beginning and the of the film.
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