History YMMV / FromRussiaWithLove

18th Feb '16 10:04:39 AM HamburgerTime
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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]].
24th Dec '15 12:41:06 PM marcoasalazarm
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** NarmCharm: Having epic music for that mundane scene arguably makes it better.

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** NarmCharm: Having epic music for that mundane scene arguably makes it better. Also kind of helps that Bond kills someone (BondOneLiner and all) and the music kicks in right on the scene before that.
12th Dec '15 10:49:27 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] [[note]]changed to Donald in the film[[/note]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{Chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.

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* CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] [[note]]changed to Donald in the film[[/note]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{Chainsaw|Good}}s {{chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.
12th Dec '15 10:49:17 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: [[PsychoForHire Donovan "Red" Grant]] [[note]]changed to Donald in the film[[/note]] has been afflicted with a burning urge to kill during the full moon since his youth. Starting with animals, he graduated to vagrants and tramps before becoming a SerialKiller who targeted young woman in his native Ireland. Escaping justice by joining the military, Grant would defect to the Russians after he realized they could offer him the bloodshed he craved. A ruthless, efficient killer, Grant rose to the position of head executioner of the clandestine group SMERSH and was indulged in being allowed to murder with impunity during the full moon. This even extended to Grant being allowed access to prisons with {{Chainsaw|Good}}s during those nights. Bond's chosen executioner, Grant kills his ally Darko Kerim and proceeds to try to murder Bond and his lover, admitting that all he cares about in life is his ability to murder people.
12th Nov '15 7:17:21 AM CrimsonZephyr
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** NarmCharm: Having epic music for that mundane scene arguably makes it better.
11th Nov '15 3:29:25 AM erforce
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* HilariousInHindsight: Bond saying on being issued his Q gadgets, "I shouldn't think I'll need it on this assignment."
** Sean Connery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[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 DanielCraig and darn if they don't look similiar.
* HoYay / EvenTheGuysWantHim:
-->'''Kerim Bey''': "James, life in Istanbul will never be the same without you."

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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Bond saying on being issued his Q gadgets, "I shouldn't think I'll need it on this assignment."
** Sean Connery would later appear in the 1974 film adaptation of ''[[MurderOnTheOrientExpress ''[[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 DanielCraig Creator/DanielCraig and darn if they don't look similiar.
* HoYay / EvenTheGuysWantHim:
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-->'''Kerim Bey''': "James, James, life in Istanbul will never be the same without you."



* {{Narm}} / MundaneMadeAwesome: Bond checks into his hotel room and casually walks around checking for bugs...with the Bond theme playing in the background ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqzbtcp72yk the whole time]]''. It's like the Bond canon version of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the bots]] blurting out "BA-DA-BA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!" during the boring bits of ''[[Film/AgentForHarm Agent For H.A.R.M.]]''.
** Not so MundaneMadeAwesome: Klebb trying to kill Bond by kicking him in the crotch with her poison tipped shoe while he holds her at bay with a chair.

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* {{Narm}} / MundaneMadeAwesome: {{Narm}}: Bond checks into his hotel room and casually walks around checking for bugs...bugs... with the Bond ''Bond'' theme playing in the background ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqzbtcp72yk the whole time]]''. It's like the Bond ''Bond'' canon version of [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the bots]] blurting out "BA-DA-BA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!" during the boring bits of ''[[Film/AgentForHarm Agent For H.A.R.M.]]''.
** Not so MundaneMadeAwesome: Klebb trying to kill Bond by kicking him in the crotch with her poison tipped shoe while he holds her at bay with a chair.
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** The Orient Express fight.

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** The Orient Express fight.fight between Bond and Grant.



* TearJerker: InUniverse: Karim's death (which 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: Karim's 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).



* FunnyMoments[=/=]CrossesTheLineTwice: Tatiana asks why British men don't wear cologne like Russian men do. Bond replies "We wash."

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* FunnyMoments[=/=]CrossesTheLineTwice: SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: Tatiana asks why British men don't wear cologne like Russian men do. Bond replies "We wash."



* ValuesDissonance: Kerim's kidnapping, imprisoning, and attempting to brainwash a woman into loving him in his {{backstory}} is portrayed as a mere "youthful indiscretion" that the Service quickly straightened out of him, rather than the serious crime it would be extremely difficult to redeem oneself from that it would be seen as today. This can definitely hamper modern readers' sympathy for Kerim.

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* ValuesDissonance: ValuesDissonance:
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Kerim's kidnapping, imprisoning, and attempting to brainwash a woman into loving him in his {{backstory}} is portrayed as a mere "youthful indiscretion" that the Service quickly straightened out of him, rather than the serious crime it would be extremely difficult to redeem oneself from that it would be seen as today. This can definitely hamper modern readers' sympathy for Kerim.
31st Oct '15 7:40:33 PM ange1eye5
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* SignatureScene:
** Bond finding Tanya in his bed. This scene is used to screen test potential James Bond candidates.
** The Orient Express fight.
11th Oct '15 5:26:39 AM Michael_McManus
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Blofeld's RightHandCat, the most widely imitated and parodied aspect of the film.
24th Sep '15 11:47:05 PM DrOO7
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* MemeticMutation: From [X] With Love.

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* MemeticMutation: From From/To [X] With Love.
27th Aug '15 5:20:33 PM nombretomado
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* {{Narm}} / MundaneMadeAwesome: Bond checks into his hotel room and casually walks around checking for bugs...with the Bond theme playing in the background ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqzbtcp72yk the whole time]]''. It's like the Bond canon version of [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the bots]] blurting out "BA-DA-BA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!" during the boring bits of ''[[Film/AgentForHarm Agent For H.A.R.M.]]''.

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* {{Narm}} / MundaneMadeAwesome: Bond checks into his hotel room and casually walks around checking for bugs...with the Bond theme playing in the background ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqzbtcp72yk the whole time]]''. It's like the Bond canon version of [[MysteryScienceTheater3000 [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Mike and the bots]] blurting out "BA-DA-BA-DAAAAAAAAAAA!" during the boring bits of ''[[Film/AgentForHarm Agent For H.A.R.M.]]''.
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