History Literature / Moonraker

24th Apr '16 3:45:05 PM WanderingBrowser
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* GratuitousGerman: A lot of dubious German is (naturally) used, as ex-Nazi villains play a prominent part. Most memorably, Krebs and Drax's other henchmen will frequently address their boss as "''Herr Kapitän''," or "Captain." The problem is that Drax was an infantry captain in the ''Heer'', and later ''Waffen-SS'' in his glory days, while ''Kapitän'' specifically denotes a ''naval'' captain in German. Better researched Nazis would have addressed Drax either as ''Herr Hauptmann'' (an army captain) or ''Hauptsturmführer'' (an SS captain).

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* GratuitousGerman: A lot of dubious German is (naturally) used, as ex-Nazi villains play a prominent part. [[spoiler: Most memorably, Krebs and Drax's other henchmen will frequently address their boss as "''Herr Kapitän''," or "Captain." The problem is that Drax was an infantry captain in the ''Heer'', and later ''Waffen-SS'' in his glory days, while ''Kapitän'' specifically denotes a ''naval'' captain in German. Better researched Nazis would have addressed Drax either as ''Herr Hauptmann'' (an army captain) or ''Hauptsturmführer'' (an SS captain).]]



* TheReveal: Drax is [[CommieNazis Nazi working for the Communists]].

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* TheReveal: Drax is revealed to be [[spoiler: a [[CommieNazis Nazi working for the Communists]].Communists]], with plans to nuke London]].
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: In stark contrast to the LoveRedeems angle of Jaws' defection in the movie, here in the novel, it's portrayed as Jaws abandoning [[spoiler: Drax]] after realising that a "freakish mutate" like himself would have no place in [[spoiler: Drax's]] Nazism-inspired "genetically perfect world". Likewise, though he does take a woman with him, Bond cynically notes that it's most likely a scientist who realised that Jaws wasn't TooDumbToLive and who played on her beauty to make him take her with him.



* ThoseWackyNazis: [[spoiler: Drax is in fact a Nazi, who was part of the Werwolf unit. This also goes for his men]].

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* ThoseWackyNazis: [[spoiler: Drax is in fact a Nazi, who was part of the Werwolf unit. This also goes for his men]].men.
14th Mar '16 3:20:33 AM PaulA
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* EvilIsPetty: The first sign that Drax is a bad'un is when he cheats at cards even though the amounts involved are trivial to a man of his wealth. To him, the amounts are immaterial beside the fact that he just plain hates to be beaten.


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* FixingTheGame: Drax cheats at bridge by using a device to sneak a look at the cards he deals to the other players. With the assent of the club's management, who want Drax put on notice without the embarrassment of a public accusation, Bond beats him with a stacked deck, carefully arranged so that the cards Drax will be able see will mislead him as to their respective chances.
24th May '15 1:58:02 PM BoostPressure
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* EvilGloating: Apart from peppering his MotiveRant with this, Drax also tells Bond he has left a detailed account of his real life with a Scottish law firm, intending it to be revealed to the British public [[spoiler:the day after his nuclear attack on London]].
30th Mar '15 11:52:03 AM megarotic
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* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Nuke the London]].

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* EvilPlan: [[spoiler:Nuke the London]].
13th Nov '14 9:47:07 PM Mdumas43073
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* TexturalCelebrityResemblance: Bond and Willy Krebs are compared to Hoagy Carmichael and Creator/PeterLorre, respectively.

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* TexturalCelebrityResemblance: TextualCelebrityResemblance: Bond and Willy Krebs are compared to Hoagy Carmichael and Creator/PeterLorre, respectively.
13th Nov '14 9:46:08 PM Mdumas43073
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* TexturalCelebrityResemblance: Bond and Willy Krebs are compared to Hoagy Carmichael and Creator/PeterLorre, respectively.
7th Oct '14 10:20:54 PM PaulA
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The [[Film/{{Moonraker}} eleventh]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film has very little to do with the book, only sharing its title and the BigBad's name. Some elements from the book would eventually make its way into the seventeenth film in the series, ''Film/GoldenEye'', and others into the twentieth film, ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.

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The novel avoids several features of what would come to be regarded as the typical James Bond adventure. Instead of an exotic foreign location, it's set entirely in the Home Counties of England. The course of Bond's relationship with the main female character also doesn't go as one might expect.

All of which, along with the fact that the plot is built around a technology that was cutting-edge in 1955 but already behind the times when the film franchise started, goes some way toward explaining why the
[[Film/{{Moonraker}} eleventh]] ''Film/JamesBond'' film has very little to do with the book, only sharing its title and the BigBad's name. Some elements from the book would eventually make its way into the seventeenth film in the series, ''Film/GoldenEye'', and others into the twentieth film, ''Film/DieAnotherDay''.
19th May '14 12:43:38 PM erforce
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The third ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel by Creator/IanFleming, released in 1955.

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The third ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel by Creator/IanFleming, released published in 1955.
16th May '14 11:24:10 PM erforce
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* BeardnessProtectionProgram: Drax has his underlings shave their heads and grow moustaches, meaning they can later disguise themselves by shaving off their moustaches and letting their hair grow out.

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* BeardnessProtectionProgram: BeardnessProtectionProgram:
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Drax has his underlings shave their heads and grow moustaches, meaning they can later disguise themselves by shaving off their moustaches and letting their hair grow out.



* RansackedRoom: Both Bond and Gala are victims of Kreb's ransacking during their stay at the Moonraker base, with Gala noting that her [[ReadingtheEnemysMail mail has been tampered with]].
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Drax is [[CommieNazis Nazi working for the Communists]]]].

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* RansackedRoom: Both Bond and Gala are victims of Kreb's ransacking during their stay at the Moonraker base, with Gala noting that her [[ReadingtheEnemysMail mail has been tampered with]].
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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Drax is [[CommieNazis Nazi working for the Communists]]]].Communists]].
15th May '14 1:49:08 PM erforce
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* BedsheetLadder: Bond fakes one up to cover the fact that he and Gala are still in the base.

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* BedsheetLadder: Bond [[FakeoutEscape fakes one up up]] to cover the fact that he and Gala are still in the base.
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