History YMMV / FromRussiaWithLove

13th Jun '18 3:22:11 AM AmuckCricetine
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* SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Tatiana asks why British men don't wear cologne like Russian men do. Bond replies "We wash."
13th Jun '18 3:20:56 AM AmuckCricetine
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* DesignatedHero: Kerim wasted most of his youth being a drunken thug and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty sexual predator]], and even in the present seems to have few regrets, at one point giving a [[CharacterFilibuster rather long speech]] in defense of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization that both Bond and the narrator appear to agree with. Thankfully toned down in the film; he's still [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous]] but [[LovableRogue more lovably so]].

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* DesignatedHero: Kerim wasted most of is intended to be a [[LovableRogue lovable]], [[LargeHam larger-than-life]] UnscrupulousHero, but it's hard to see him as anything other than a villain due to his youth being backstory, in which he describes how as a drunken thug teenager he won a woman in a bet and [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty sexual predator]], when she refused to go with him, he beat her unconscious, stripped her naked, chained her up, fed her on table scraps and even in the present seems to have few regrets, at one point giving a [[CharacterFilibuster rather long speech]] in defense of the NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization that both Bond [[StockholmSyndrome raped her until her mind broke and she said she liked it]]. [[NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization But BECAUSE she said she liked it, Kerim himself, Bond, and the narrator appear to agree with. Thankfully toned down all treat it as okay]]. The only reason he isn't the most loathsome person in the film; he's still [[UnscrupulousHero unscrupulous]] but [[LovableRogue more lovably so]].book is that TheHeavy is a serial killer-turned-KGB legbreaker with a triple-digit bodycount to his name. None of this is present in [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove the film adaptation]], whose version of Kerim ''is'' genuinely lovable and is one of the most popular one-film characters.
8th Jun '18 7:45:27 AM bernardthebeanpole
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** As far as Bond Lancers go, Karim Bey has a lot of chemistry with Bond.

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** As far as Bond Lancers go, Karim Kerim Bey has a lot of chemistry with Bond.



** Karim's off-handed remark that the West and the USSR's respective uses of Gypsies and Bulgars as muscle has ignited a blood feud between them.

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** Karim's Kerim's off-handed remark that the West and the USSR's respective uses of Gypsies and Bulgars as muscle has ignited a blood feud between them.
23rd May '18 5:44:03 PM papyru30
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: While the story is very good keeping the SPECTRE plot a mystery until Bond finds out would have made for a cool twist.
13th Apr '18 3:01:06 PM AmuckCricetine
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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.
18th Feb '18 8:26:02 AM bernardthebeanpole
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The really long, boring CatFight between two skimpily-dressed gypsy women has nothing to do with the overall plot and is pretty [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] in its attempts to be titillating.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The really long, boring CatFight between two skimpily-dressed gypsy women has nothing to do with the overall plot and is pretty [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] in its attempts to be titillating. Toned down from the book, where both women end up completely naked.
25th Jan '18 4:05:36 PM TheLuckyCat
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The really long, boring CatFight between two skimpily-dressed gypsy women has nothing to do with the overall plot and is pretty [[{{Narm}} Narmy]] in its attempts to be titillating.
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.
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