History YMMV / LiveandLetDie

21st Jul '17 2:20:45 AM moloch
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* BrokenBase: Relating to Baron Samedi's immortality, Solitaire's 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 these are real (and there is a lot of potential evidence that they are) means that you are accepting the existence of magic in the James Bond 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 Baron Samedi's immortality, Solitaire's 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 these are real (and there is a lot of potential evidence that they are) means that you are accepting the existence of magic in the James Bond 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. (That said, "magic in James Bond" is OlderThanTheyThink, as both this novel and ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'' feature [[PropheciesAreAlwaysRight surprisingly accurate prophesies]]).
4th Jun '17 6:38:12 PM JamesAustin
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* 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]] ...all of which happened to him in the book ''Live and Let Die''.

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* ** 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]] ...all of which happened to him in the book ''Live and Let Die''.
2nd Jun '17 1:59:39 PM JamesAustin
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* 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]] ...all of which happened to him in the book ''Live and Let Die''.
** After her deflowering, [[GoodBadGirl Solitaire suddenly can't get enough sex with Bond]]. Years later, Creator/JaneSeymour stars in ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' as the more sex-crazed Katherine Cleary. And bonus points, her husband William is played by Creator/ChristopherWalken, who played Max Zorin in ''Film/AViewToAKill'', which was Creator/RogerMoore's last Bond film.

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* HilariousInHindsight: HilariousInHindsight:
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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]] ...all of which happened to him in the book ''Live and Let Die''.
** After her deflowering, [[GoodBadGirl Solitaire suddenly can't get enough sex with Bond]]. Years later, Creator/JaneSeymour Creator/JaneSeymourActress stars in ''Film/WeddingCrashers'' as the more sex-crazed Katherine Cleary. And bonus points, her husband William is played by Creator/ChristopherWalken, who played Max Zorin in ''Film/AViewToAKill'', which was Creator/RogerMoore's last Bond film.
1st May '17 5:17:56 PM DesertDragon
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* OneSceneWonder: The lovely Ms. Caruso from after the title sequence.

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* OneSceneWonder: The lovely Ms. Caruso from OneSceneWonder:
** Italian agent Caruso, seen only in the opening scene where she had slept with Bond
after a mission in Rome, then hides in the title sequence. closet from M when he and Moneypenny unexpectedly show up at Bond's apartment.
** Adam, one of the the Big Bad's goons who leads the lengthy boat chase after Bond.
28th Apr '17 11:21:02 AM Hawaii_Knut
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* [=Tearjerker=]: All of the abuse Solitaire endures at Kananga's hands; especially noteworthy is when he knocks her to the ground after having lost her abilities.

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* [=Tearjerker=]: TearJerker: All of the abuse Solitaire endures at Kananga's hands; especially noteworthy is when he knocks her to the ground after having lost her abilities.
31st Mar '17 9:01:24 AM erforce
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** David Hedison is one of the more popular actors to portray Felix Leiter. His likability in the part and his great chemistry with Roger Moore probably did much to convince the producers to bring him back opposite Timothy Dalton sixteen years later in ''Film//LicenceToKill''.

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** David Hedison is one of the more popular actors to portray Felix Leiter. His likability in the part and his great chemistry with Roger Moore probably did much to convince the producers to bring him back opposite Timothy Dalton sixteen years later in ''Film//LicenceToKill''.''Film/LicenceToKill''.
27th Feb '17 1:47:49 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** David Hedison is one of the more popular actors to portray Felix Leiter. His likability in the part and his great chemistry with Roger Moore probably did much to convince the producers to bring him back opposite Timothy Dalton sixteen years later in ''Film//LicenceToKill''.
4th Feb '17 6:30:01 AM starofjusticev21
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* TheScrappy: Sheriff J. W. Pepper, to a certain extent, although this really set in for him after he reappeared in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Amusingly the designer for Victory Games' RPG based on the franchise glommed onto the character for this reason: a lot of random encounter charts call for the sheriff to appear wherever the player characters are and attach himself to them in order to make their activities more difficult.

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* TheScrappy: Sheriff J. W. Pepper, to a certain extent, although this really set in for him after he reappeared in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Amusingly the designer for Victory Games' RPG based on the franchise [[InvokedTrope glommed onto the character for this reason: reason]]: a lot of random encounter charts call for the sheriff to appear wherever the player characters are and attach himself to them in order to make their activities more difficult.
4th Feb '17 6:25:29 AM starofjusticev21
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* TheScrappy: Sheriff J. W. Pepper, to a certain extent, although this really set in for him after he reappeared in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''.

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* TheScrappy: Sheriff J. W. Pepper, to a certain extent, although this really set in for him after he reappeared in ''Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun''. Amusingly the designer for Victory Games' RPG based on the franchise glommed onto the character for this reason: a lot of random encounter charts call for the sheriff to appear wherever the player characters are and attach himself to them in order to make their activities more difficult.
21st Jan '17 11:29:58 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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\n\n* [=Tearjerker=]: All of the abuse Solitaire endures at Kananga's hands; especially noteworthy is when he knocks her to the ground after having lost her abilities.
** Rosie's death. Treacherous as she was, she clearly did not appreciate what she had gotten herself in to and her fear at being killed proves to be very real at the end.
* TheWoobie: Solitaire, ''Good God''. Obligated to serve a cruel and possessive madman who constantly has her under his thumb just like her mother and grandmother before her, Solitaire is under constant threat of death if she were to ever go astray or to lose her divine powers by enjoying intimacy with anyone. And the only way she would be released from this commitment is if Kananga himself makes love to her. When she violates this pact by making love with Bond, an act he engineered in part just to get information out of her, Kananga smacks her down and condemns her to die. Terrified and unable to fight her way out alone, it's impossible not to feel sorry for her through her entire ordeal.


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