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Talk:Live and Let Die

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DVD Cover

DVD cover for Live and Let Die (1973)

Model 19 Snubnose

A Quick question - if Bond identifies the S&W model 19 as "standard CIA issue", why do most of Kananga's gangsters use them as well?

Same reason a lot of cops use Glocks and gangsters as well. And its a movie, so it was probably cheaper to rent a few Model 19 revolvers than several different guns. -The Winchester
I think the issue here is Bond making wild assumptions about a person's affiliations, despite having a really common weapon. ("That guy had a Glock 22! Why is the Nashville PD after me?") --funkychinaman 12:33, 3 September 2010 (UTC)
I haven't seen this film in a while but I think I remember Bond making other observations about the weapon like it having the serial number removed. If bond already suspected CIA affiliation, the weapon may have simply confirmed it. -Anonymous
Yes, but the CIA is hardly the only organization that would want to remove serial numbers off of guns. Them, and probably all the criminals in the world. Maybe if it had special CIA grips or special CIA ammo. --funkychinaman 20:32, 4 September 2010 (UTC)
I always took it as Bond being facetious. --Maxman (talk) 16:58, 27 May 2016 (EDT)

Bond incorrectly identified it as a Smith and Wesson .38 which would make it a model 10 or 15 when it was in fact a model 19 .357 magnum. So much for being an expert :/

Bond is as only as knowledgeable as his scriptwriter. --Funkychinaman 20:20, 11 April 2012 (CDT)

On the S&W M29

According to the book James Bond's London, Bapty supplied a Smith and Wesson Model 66 Combat Magnum for the voodoo sacrifice sequence. And to me, Bond's revolver in the film doesn't appear to have the mass of an M29.

Beware of camera angles and lens distortion. At the time of the movie's , Roger Moore wrote a book about making the film, and he referred to the Model 29. Apparently Smith & Wesson supplied most of the guns as product placement. The Colt Python, the S&W the hood waves at Bond ,and the revolver Rosie is pointing on the point are all a S&W Model 27 .357 with a 3.5 inch barrel, likely the same exact gun. The gun shown in the boat cabinet is a Model 19. Also the snub Model 10 appears to be a Model 36 Chief's Special,due to frame size and the small round butt typicla of the J frame Smiths.--Tecolote (talk) 19:30, 7 December 2015 (EST)--Tecolote (talk) 19:30, 7 December 2015 (EST)


Just being curious, but what makes this movie qualify as a blaxploitation movie? Apart from lots of coloured actors with Afro hairdo's, this movie seems to be a pretty regular James Bond flick. Would be interested to hear your opinion, PeeWee055 (talk) 15:08, 7 December 2015 (EST)

Bond films follow popular trends, and LALD come out when blaxploitation was big. Aside from the fact that the protagonist is white, it's pretty much a blaxploitation film. --Funkychinaman (talk) 15:21, 7 December 2015 (EST)
At the time several reviewers considred it a rebuttal to the typical blaxploitation film.--Tecolote (talk) 19:43, 7 December 2015 (EST)
Thanks for the background, I forgot that this movie came out in 1973 so it makes sense, PeeWee055 (talk) 09:15, 8 December 2015 (EST)

Mk 2 Mod 0 and Mod 1 .50 Caliber MG/81mm Mortar

The film's poster shows Roger Moore using a Mk 2 Mod 0 and Mod 1 .50 Caliber MG/81mm Mortar that appeared nowhere in the film. In Moore's book James Bond Diary there are photos of Moore posing next to one when he visited a US Coast Guard Cutter that may have been used by Robert McGinnis when designing the film's poster.Foofbun (talk) 04:39, 24 May 2017 (EDT)

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