History YMMV / LiveandLetDie

15th Sep '16 7:00:26 PM Premonition45
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: That Paul [=McCartney=] title theme. Whoa. So much so that Music/GunsNRoses did a cover of it.

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: That Paul [=McCartney=] The title theme.theme by Music/PaulMcCartney and Music/{{Wings}}. Whoa. So much so that Music/GunsNRoses did a cover of it.
14th Aug '16 4:25:45 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* FairForItsDay: ''Live and Let Die'' was Ian Fleming's second 007 novel (1954) - while the book's narrative and the black dialect Bond hears in Harlem read pretty cringe-worthy, he observes that a typical young couple in the restaurant he goes to is interested in the same things as everyone else in the world, and is glad "they're not genteel about it". Mister Big himself notes that blacks have made major contributions to many human endeavors, and aims to be the first black super-criminal. Also, during Bond's initial briefing, even M (a hidebound reactionary even by the standards of the time) says that Mr. Big or someone like him was inevitable.

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* FairForItsDay: ''Live and Let Die'' was Ian Fleming's second 007 novel (1954) - while the book's narrative and the black dialect Bond hears in Harlem read pretty cringe-worthy, and Bond's got some very politically incorrect attitudes towards blacks, he observes does observe that a typical young couple in the restaurant he goes to is interested in the same things as everyone else in the world, and is glad "they're not genteel about it". Mister Big himself notes that blacks have made major contributions to many human endeavors, and aims to be the first black super-criminal. Felix Leiter is also openly accepting of blacks and even reminds Bond to be less rude when referring to them. Also, during Bond's initial briefing, even M (a hidebound reactionary even by the standards of the time) says that Mr. Big or someone like him was inevitable.
14th Aug '16 4:23:46 AM TheWildWestPyro
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** [[DamselInDistress For her faults]], Solitaire is often considered as one of the most beautiful Bond girls in the franchise. No small feat

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** [[DamselInDistress For her faults]], Solitaire is often considered as one of the most beautiful Bond girls in the franchise. No franchise, which is really no small featfeat.



* FairForItsDay: ''Live and Let Die'' was Ian Fleming's second 007 novel (1954) - while the book's narrative and the black dialect Bond hears in Harlem read pretty cringe-worthy, he observes they're interested in the same things as everyone else, and is glad "they're not genteel about it". Mister Big himself notes that blacks have made major contributions to many human endeavors, and aims to be the first black super-criminal. Also, during Bond's initial briefing, even M (a hidebound reactionary even by the standards of the time) says that Mr. Big or someone like him was inevitable.

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* FairForItsDay: ''Live and Let Die'' was Ian Fleming's second 007 novel (1954) - while the book's narrative and the black dialect Bond hears in Harlem read pretty cringe-worthy, he observes they're that a typical young couple in the restaurant he goes to is interested in the same things as everyone else, else in the world, and is glad "they're not genteel about it". Mister Big himself notes that blacks have made major contributions to many human endeavors, and aims to be the first black super-criminal. Also, during Bond's initial briefing, even M (a hidebound reactionary even by the standards of the time) says that Mr. Big or someone like him was inevitable.
12th Jul '16 2:52:09 PM erforce
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** Baron Samedi is probably the most well-remembered character from the film. He would later get a guest role in [[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 Goldeneye]].

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** Baron Samedi is probably the most well-remembered character from the film. He would later get a guest role in [[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 Goldeneye]].the ''[[VideoGame/GoldenEye1997 GoldenEye]]'' game.
9th May '16 9:21:27 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* CreepyAwesome: Much of Baron Samedi's fame stem of how creepy he is and how we know nothing about him. [[EvilLaugh His laugh]] helps.



--> "The Negro races are just beginning to throw up geniuses in all the professions-scientists, doctors, writers. It's about time they turned out a great criminal. After all, there are 250,000,000 of them in the world. Nearly a third of the white population. They've got plenty of brains and ability and guts. And now Moscow's taught one of them the technique."

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--> "The Negro races are just beginning to throw up geniuses in all the professions-scientists, doctors, writers. It's about time they turned out a great criminal. After all, there are 250,000,000 of them in the world. Nearly a third of the white population. They've got plenty of brains and ability and guts. And now Moscow's taught one of them the technique."
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17th Feb '16 11:59:53 AM CynicalBastardo
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Bond shoots Baron Samedi, only for him to shatter like a vase and then reappear. In fact, with the HollywoodVoodoo and Solitaire's tarot card ability, this is the only Bond film to have any implied supernatural elements.
16th Feb '16 6:08:17 AM JamesAustin
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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: That Paul [=McCartney=] title theme. Whoa.
** So much so that Music/GunsNRoses did a cover of it.
* BadassDecay: Bond is supposed to be a very good spy and secret agent. Yet on this movie it is quite jarring how EVERYBODY seems to know what he is, what's he's up to, and what he's doing. Not only that, but they're following and tailing him at almost EVERY SINGLE INSTANT in the whole film, to the point he gets betrayed twice AND trapped three times.
** Part of this is explained by Solitaire's tarot reading giving the bad guys a heads up. After that, Mr. Big ''is'' well connected. There is also a recurring theme in the Roger Moore films where Bond is less of a secret agent and more of a ''living legend'' given Scaramanga's reaction to him (which is not entirely unlikely given how he is a OneManArmy who has saved the whole world at least twice by this point.)

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* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: That Paul [=McCartney=] title theme. Whoa.
**
Whoa. So much so that Music/GunsNRoses did a cover of it.
* BadassDecay: Bond is supposed to be a very good spy and secret agent. Yet on this movie it is quite jarring how EVERYBODY seems to know what he is, what's he's up to, and what he's doing. Not only that, but they're following and tailing him at almost EVERY SINGLE INSTANT in the whole film, to the point he gets betrayed twice AND trapped three times.
** Part
times. At least part of this is explained by Solitaire's tarot reading giving the bad guys a heads up. After that, Mr. Big ''is'' well connected. There is also a recurring theme in the Roger Moore films where Bond is less of a secret agent and more of a ''living legend'' given Scaramanga's reaction to him (which is not entirely unlikely given how he is a OneManArmy who has saved the whole world at least twice by this point.)



* FairForItsDay: For all the cringeworthy portrayals of African-Americans as jive-talking superstitious criminals, Bond's two most competent allies, Quarell and Strutter, are both African-American, and the bigoted sheriff J.W. Pepper is portrayed as and openly referred to as an idiot. And if you're feeling extra generous, you can write off the "jive-talking superstitious" part of that last sentence as the Kananga's personal fetish, enforcing the theme on his underlings.
** You could also note that Creator/YaphetKotto plays Kananga as being every bit as sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as any other Bond villain.
* GeniusBonus: At the close of the pre-credits sequence, to ratchet up the tension of the agent's death, the musical score quotes the Huge Chord from Music/TheBeatles' "A Day In The Life". The film's composer was George Martin.
* HilariousInHindsight: Bond hears Felix communicating to his car through a cigarette lighter, noting "[[{{Pun}} A genuine Felix Leiter/Lighter. Illuminating.]]" In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', Felix (again played by David Hedison) gives Bond a cigarette lighter as a gift for being his wedding's best man [[spoiler:which he uses to kill Franz Sanchez as vengeance for the maiming of Felix and the death of Felix's wife]].
** ...which happened to him in the book "Live and Let Die".
* {{Narm}}: Inflatable Yaphet Kotto, for a start.
** "Names is for tombstones, baby. Take that honky out and waste him!"
*** "Get me a make on a white Pimpmobile!"

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* FairForItsDay: For all the cringeworthy portrayals of African-Americans as jive-talking superstitious criminals, Bond's two most competent allies, Quarell and Strutter, are both African-American, and the bigoted sheriff J.W. Pepper is portrayed as and openly referred to as an idiot. And if you're feeling extra generous, you can write off the "jive-talking superstitious" part of that last sentence as the Kananga's personal fetish, enforcing the theme on his underlings.
**
underlings. You could also note that Creator/YaphetKotto plays Kananga as being every bit as sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as any other Bond villain.
* GeniusBonus: At the close of the pre-credits sequence, to ratchet up the tension of the agent's death, the musical score quotes the Huge Chord from Music/TheBeatles' "A Day In The in the Life". The film's composer was George Martin.
* HilariousInHindsight: Bond hears Felix communicating to his car through a cigarette lighter, noting "[[{{Pun}} A genuine Felix Leiter/Lighter. Illuminating.]]" In ''Film/LicenceToKill'', Felix (again played by David Hedison) gives Bond a cigarette lighter as a gift for being his wedding's best man [[spoiler:which he uses to kill Franz Sanchez as vengeance for the maiming of Felix and the death of Felix's wife]].
** ...
wife]] ...all of which happened to him in the book "Live ''Live and Let Die".
Die''.
* {{Narm}}: {{Narm}}:
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Inflatable Yaphet Kotto, for a start.
** Mr. Big's "Names is for tombstones, baby. Take that honky out and waste him!"
*** ** Felix Leiter's "Get me a make on a white Pimpmobile!"



* SpecialEffectFailure: Kananga's death scene. There were limits on how realistic they could have possibly made that sequence without outraging the censors at the time. Still, it just goes to show what a poor idea that method of dispatch really was.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: SpecialEffectFailure:
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Kananga's death scene. There were limits on how realistic they could have possibly made that sequence without outraging the censors at the time. Still, it just goes to show what a poor idea that method of dispatch really was.
31st Jan '16 11:42:37 AM thatsnumberwang
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* {{Narm}}: Bond correctly identifies a very minor character as a henchwoman because ''she's a black woman driving a car'', which simply did not happen in the '50s.

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* {{Narm}}: Bond correctly identifies a very minor character as a henchwoman because ''she's a black woman driving a car'', which simply did not happen in the '50s.
30th Jan '16 5:40:52 PM maxwellsilver
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* FairForItsDay: For all the cringeworthy portayals of African-Americans as jive-talking superstitious criminals, Bond's two most competent allies, Quarell and Strutter, are both African-American, and the bigoted sheriff J.W. Pepper is portrayed as and openly referred to as an idiot. And if you're feeling extra generous, you can write off the "jive-talking superstitious" part of that last sentence as the BigBad's personal fetish, enforcing the theme on his underlings.
** You could also note that Creator/YaphetKotto plays BigBad Kananga as being every bit as sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as any other Bond villain.

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* FairForItsDay: For all the cringeworthy portayals portrayals of African-Americans as jive-talking superstitious criminals, Bond's two most competent allies, Quarell and Strutter, are both African-American, and the bigoted sheriff J.W. Pepper is portrayed as and openly referred to as an idiot. And if you're feeling extra generous, you can write off the "jive-talking superstitious" part of that last sentence as the BigBad's Kananga's personal fetish, enforcing the theme on his underlings.
** You could also note that Creator/YaphetKotto plays BigBad Kananga as being every bit as sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as any other Bond villain.



* SpecialEffectFailure: The BigBad's death scene. There were limits on how realistic they could have possibly made that sequence without outraging the censors at the time. Still, it just goes to show what a poor idea that method of dispatch really was.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: The BigBad's Kananga's death scene. There were limits on how realistic they could have possibly made that sequence without outraging the censors at the time. Still, it just goes to show what a poor idea that method of dispatch really was.
11th Dec '15 7:01:27 AM Hawaii_Knut
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** Tee-Hee is fairly popular. It's easy to like a tough, cheerful and AffablyEvil hencheman. So much that some like to believe [[spoiler: that he survived being thrown out of the train in the epilogue.]]

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** Tee-Hee is fairly popular. It's easy to like a tough, cheerful and AffablyEvil hencheman. So much that some like to believe [[spoiler: that he [[HesJustHiding survived being thrown out of the train train]] in the epilogue.]]
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