History YMMV / FromRussiaWithLove

30th Aug '17 8:24:56 PM HamburgerTime
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* AdaptationDistillation: The book is generally regarded as one of Fleming's best, but many of the changes for the film are still considered good decisions - the book's unusual format (where the entire first third is SMERSH planning their ''konspiratsia'', following Grant, Klebb and finally Romanova before Bond ever turns up) is distilled into a much shorter sequence; there's more SceneryPorn in Istanbul and events are slightly reordered so Bond plays a greater role in the action; the sequence on the Orient Express gives Bond slightly less of an IdiotBall moment when he realises "Nash" isn't who he says he is, and the changed ending neatly resolves what happens to Klebb, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Kronsteen]] and Tatiana.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The book is generally regarded as one of Fleming's best, but many of the changes for the film are still considered good decisions - the book's unusual format (where the entire first third is SMERSH planning their ''konspiratsia'', following Grant, Klebb and finally Romanova before Bond ever turns up) is distilled into a much shorter sequence; there's more SceneryPorn in Istanbul and events are slightly reordered so Bond plays a greater role in the action; Kerim isn't a creepy sexual predator (see below); the sequence on the Orient Express gives Bond slightly less of an IdiotBall moment when he realises "Nash" isn't who he says he is, and the changed ending neatly resolves what happens to Klebb, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Kronsteen]] and Tatiana.
10th Aug '17 8:30:33 PM SolidTrig
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* ValuesDissonance: Bond slapping Tatiana. Granted, Bond's friend Kerim has just been murdered and he knows Tatiana has been lying to him, but it seems quite brutish to modern viewers.

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* ValuesDissonance: Bond slapping Tatiana. Tatiana after Kerim's murder. Granted, Bond's friend Kerim has just been murdered Bond is understandably upset over his friend's death and he knows Tatiana has been lying to him, but it seems quite brutish to modern viewers.
10th Aug '17 8:29:33 PM SolidTrig
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* ValuesDissonance: Bond slapping Tatiana. Granted, Bond's friend Kerim has just been murdered and he knows Tatiana has been lying to him, but it seems quite brutish to modern viewers.
21st Jul '17 4:50:32 AM moloch
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** It's addressed in the film (or maybe just the book). If he picks one, the other will assuredly murder her and possibly him as well. So they may as well just settle things now.
20th Jun '17 5:04:03 PM moloch
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* AdaptationDistillation: The book is generally regarded as one of Fleming's best, but many of the changes for the film are still considered good decisions - the book's unusual format (where the entire first third is SMERSH planning their ''konspiratsia'', following Grant, Klebb and finally Romanova before Bond ever turns up) is distilled into a much shorter sequence; there's more SceneryPorn in Istanbul and events are slightly reordered so Bond plays a greater role in the action, and the sequence on the Orient Express gives Bond slightly less of an IdiotBall moment when he realises "Nash" isn't who he says he is.

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* AdaptationDistillation: The book is generally regarded as one of Fleming's best, but many of the changes for the film are still considered good decisions - the book's unusual format (where the entire first third is SMERSH planning their ''konspiratsia'', following Grant, Klebb and finally Romanova before Bond ever turns up) is distilled into a much shorter sequence; there's more SceneryPorn in Istanbul and events are slightly reordered so Bond plays a greater role in the action, and action; the sequence on the Orient Express gives Bond slightly less of an IdiotBall moment when he realises "Nash" isn't who he says he is.is, and the changed ending neatly resolves what happens to Klebb, [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse Kronsteen]] and Tatiana.
20th Jun '17 5:00:08 PM moloch
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* AdaptationDistillation: The book is generally regarded as one of Fleming's best, but many of the changes for the film are still considered good decisions - the book's unusual format (where the entire first third is SMERSH planning their ''konspiratsia'', following Grant, Klebb and finally Romanova before Bond ever turns up) is distilled into a much shorter sequence; there's more SceneryPorn in Istanbul and events are slightly reordered so Bond plays a greater role in the action, and the sequence on the Orient Express gives Bond slightly less of an IdiotBall moment when he realises "Nash" isn't who he says he is.



* HilariousInHindsight: Kerim Bey's given name in the novel was [[Film/DonnieDarko "Darko"]].

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
** Bond finds Q Branch's attaché case (which contains two hidden knives, gold sovereigns and his silencer, but neither the tear gas nor the rifle from the film) to be a bit over-the-top ([[ChekhovsArmory though of course he ends up using everything]]), and later he laments that his side doesn't provide handy gadgets like Grant's five-shot copy of ''Literature/WarAndPeace''. It's pretty strange to see the iconic "spy gadget" user lamenting that he doesn't get kit like that.
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Kerim Bey's given name in the novel was [[Film/DonnieDarko "Darko"]].
7th Jun '17 3:12:08 AM Saveelich
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* TearJerker: InUniverse, the death of Karim Bey (which also pisses off Bond). Meta: Pedro Amerdantriz (Karim's actor) was dying of cancer during filming, and on various scenes he couldn't walk (the running Bey, Bond and Tatiana do through the Istambul market was done with a body double for Karim).

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* TearJerker: InUniverse, the death of Karim Bey (which also pisses off Bond). Meta: Pedro Amerdantriz (Karim's actor) was dying of cancer during filming, and on various scenes he couldn't walk (the running Bey, Bond and Tatiana do through the Istambul market was done with a body double for Karim).
27th Feb '17 9:34:19 AM erforce
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** Creator/SeanConnery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Murder on the Orient Express]]''.

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** Creator/SeanConnery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress ''[[Film/MurderOnTheOrientExpress1974 Murder on the Orient Express]]''.Express]]''. Another film that focuses on ThrillerOnTheExpress.
24th Dec '16 9:35:18 AM Premonition45
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** Speaking of which, Connery and Shaw would have a rematch 13 years later as RobinHood and the Sheriff of Nottingham in ''Film/RobinAndMarion''.

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** Speaking of which, Connery and Shaw would have a rematch 13 years later as RobinHood Myth/RobinHood and the Sheriff of Nottingham in ''Film/RobinAndMarion''.''Film/RobinAndMarian''.
24th Dec '16 9:34:36 AM Premonition45
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** Sean Connery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Murder on the Orient Express]]''.
** In this film Bond faces off against what would be the first in a long line of burly blonde Aryan looking henchmen in the form of Donald "Red" Grant. A little less than 50 years after this film was made the world was given a blonde James Bond (in contrast to the usual dark haired Bonds) in Creator/DanielCraig and darn if they don't look similiar.

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** Sean Connery Creator/SeanConnery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress Murder on the Orient Express]]''.
** In this film Bond faces off against what would be the first in a long line of burly blonde Aryan looking henchmen in the form of Donald "Red" Grant. A little less than 50 years after this film was made the world was given a blonde James Bond (in contrast to the usual dark haired Bonds) in Creator/DanielCraig and darn if they don't look similiar. similar.
** Speaking of which, Connery and Shaw would have a rematch 13 years later as RobinHood and the Sheriff of Nottingham in ''Film/RobinAndMarion''.
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