4. Bond Makes Sure To Sleep With Rosie Carver (Before Putting A Gun In Her Face) - Live And Let Die
While investigating Kananga on the fictional Caribbean island of San Monique, Bond comes across CIA Agent Rosie Carver. Rosie, an enthusiastic newcomer, knows special information about the death of an MI6 agent named Baines and how Kananga might have been involved. But when her story about Baines' death changes subtly, Bond gets suspicious. Nevertheless, Bond lets her lead him to the island where Kananga lives. Before meeting the big bad, though, Bond and Rosie have some creek-side fun. The post-swive high is quickly ended when Bond points his gun in her face and calls her out on her story. "Surely you won't kill me," she says, "after what just happened." He replies with: "Certainly wouldn't have killed you before." Which kind of explains why this whole entire situation is so sleazy. Bond could have asked Rosie about her story at any time previous to this. In the car up the hill, along the tree-lined path, by the creek. What is the motive for him having sex with her before sticking a gun in her face? Making sure to do it before he might have to kill her and not wanting to miss the opportunity? One might argue that he was trying to make her feel close to him so he could catch her off guard. But Rosie is such an incompetent agent to begin with (afraid of a poison snake, pulls gun on an ally, forgets to turn safety off), that she doesn't need to be tricked. Even Tom Mankiewicz, the writer of the film, has expressed displeasure with this idea. "I always felt like something about it wasn't quite right." Not quite right indeed, sir.