The Professor Dies – And You’ve Had Your SixThe Professor Dies – And You’ve Had Your Six - In this important clip, we see the very tough and dark nature of James Bond – here, he is a cold-hearted killer as he tricks Professor Dent into thinking he, Bond, is asleep in the bed. Or what does Dent think? He doesn’t know Miss Taro has been extracted from the premises. So does he care if he kills Bond and Taro? We don’t know. But we must remember, Dent has already failed to kill Bond with the tarantula and Dr. No wants Bond dead. With Miss Taro out of the picture, but unknown to Professor Dent, Professor Dent is coming to Taro’s house to kill Bond. While Bond is waiting for Professor Dent’s arrival, he coolly waits, playing cards. The scene is set – the bamboo room accents add to that exotic island feeling, Bond pours two drinks and removes his coat to put on the sofa with the drinks on the cocktail table – as if he and Miss Taro had been drinking together. The lighting is just perfect as you see the cards, and the shadow of the ceiling fan rotating over the cards. He tosses the bedclothes on the floor, then assembles the pillows and sheets to make it appear someone was sleeping. “Underneath the Mango Tree” is playing and “underneath the moonlit sky” is playing as he walks past the shutters with the moonlight beaming outside. Again, Terence Young, the director, is keenly aware of the song’s lyrics and uses them to his advantage
“Underneath the moonlit sky Me honey and I Come sit hand in hand Underneath the moonlit sky Me honey and I Come make fairyland”
(By Monty Norman, sung by Diana Coupland)And Bond is sitting hand in hand with his first love – his weapon and silencer, making “fairyland” – a whole different world than what most ordinary people are used to. Here, we see Bond in HIS world – him as an assassin.