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A diamond smuggling investigation leads James Bond to Las Vegas, where he uncovers an evil plot involving a rich business tycoon.
Dame Shirley Bassey sings the opening sequence for the second time in the Bond franchise. Her previous singing opening sequence is Goldfinger (1964).
Where is he? I shan't ask you politely next time. Where is Blofeld?
Japanese man: Cai... Cai... Cairo!
During the car chase through the streets of Las Vegas, many shots plainly show crowds of onlookers obviously watching the filming of the action; they do not behave like normal pedestrians (walking, etc.), and while some sidewalks are crammed with people standing still observing the action, the adjacent sidewalks (nearer the cameras) are completely devoid of any people.
THE END of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER James Bond will return in LIVE AND LET DIE
The 'R' censorship classification system was finally introduced throughout Australia, by the Australian Federal Minister for Customs and Excise, Don Chipp. The R was one of four new categories of film classifications to come into effect: G (General Exhibition), NRC (Not Recommended for Children), M (Mature) and R (Restricted to audiences aged over 18). The so-called 'R day' being 15th November 1971 with Australian adults finally able to watch cinema movies with the classification "R for Restricted Exhibition". Of course all the legislative rules about not showing female nudity were applied when DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER was classified 'M' for Mature Audiences, on 1st December 1971 by the Australian Film Censorship Board, with its Australian cinema release date on 23rd December 1971. In the sequence before the opening titles, James Bond suddenly removes a brown bikini top from a sun bathing woman, showing her partly tanned chest and untanned left breast, and her left nipple is immediately seen. Of course James Bond needs to use her bikini to strangle her, to obtain the vital information of the precise location of Blofeld - - - The Australia Film Censorship Board ordered the elimination of "all shots of female nudity, being the woman's left breast, and her left nipple" i.e. Australia Film Censorship Board insisted that the brief female nudity is never seen by Australians. UNITED ARTISTS (A'ASIA) PTY LTD, when requested made the one distributor cut to all film prints of DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, reducing the official running time of 120:6 minutes by less than one second.
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