History YMMV / LiveandLetDie

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.]]
4th Nov '15 5:23:04 PM DesertDragon
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* BrokenBase: Relating to both Baron Samedi's immortality and Solitaire's clairvoyance. Accepting that they are real (and there is a lot of potential evidence that it is) means that you are accepting the existence of magic in the pre-reboot franchise. Which is understandably something that a lot of people have a problem with in their spy fiction; especially if you are a fan of the darker and more realistic incarnations of Bond such as Timothy Dalton.

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* BrokenBase: Relating to both Baron Samedi's immortality and immortality, Solitaire's clairvoyance. VirginPower of clairvoyance, and the implication that Kananga is old enough to be Solitaire's grandfather despite appearing to be in his late 40's. Accepting that they these are real (and there is a lot of potential evidence that it is) they are) means that you are accepting the existence of magic in the pre-reboot franchise. Which James Bond franchise, which is understandably something that a lot of people have a problem with in their spy fiction; especially fiction. Especially if you are a fan of the darker and more realistic incarnations of Bond such as Timothy Dalton.



** [[DamselInDistress For her faults]], Solitaire is often considered as one of the prettiest Bond girls in the franchise. No small feat.

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** [[DamselInDistress For her faults]], Solitaire is often considered as one of the prettiest most beautiful Bond girls in the franchise. No small feat.feat
24th Oct '15 12:36:58 PM BobTanaka
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** You could also note that Creator/YaphetKotto plays BigBad Kananga as being every bit as sophisticated, intelligent, and dangerous as any other Bond villain.
22nd Jul '15 9:40:36 PM soundofthesinners
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** "Take that honky out and waste him!"

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** "Take "Names is for tombstones, baby. Take that honky out and waste him!"
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