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Solitaire (Character)
from Live and Let Die (1973)

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Live and Let Die (1973)
[Bond has just explained the first two Lover's Lessons to Solitaire]
Solitaire: Is there time before we leave, for lesson number 3?
James Bond: [undressing] Absolutely. There's no sense going out half-cocked.

[to Bond]
Solitaire: The cards have followed you for me.

[Bond picks "The Fool" out of Solitaire's deck of cards]
Solitaire: You have found yourself.

[last lines]
[Bond removes prosthetic arm from train window]
Solitaire: Now what are you doing?
James Bond: Just being disarming, darling.

Solitaire: [Kananga has just died from the gas pellet shoved in his mouth] Where's Kananga?
James Bond: He always did have an inflated opinion of himself.

Solitaire: [She has just beaten James at Gin Rummy] James, what are you doing?
James Bond: Just testing an old adage: "Unlucky at cards..."

James Bond: Black Queen on the red King, Miss...
Solitaire: Solitaire.
James Bond: My name's Bond, James Bond.
Solitaire: I know who you are, what you are, and why you've come. You have made a mistake. You will not succeed.

[Bond is en route from London to New York City]
Solitaire: [turning tarot cards between sentences] A man comes. He travels quickly. He has purpose. He comes over water. He travels with others. He will oppose. He brings violence and destruction.
[plane lands in New York]

[Kananga is about to punish Solitaire for lying about losing her psychic powers when Baron Samedi walks into the room. Solitaire gets up from her chair and heads towards the far wall of the room]
Solitaire: [to Kananga thinking that they are going back to San Monique] When do we start back?
Kananga: Soon, Solitaire, soon.
[Samedi picks up a Tarot card, lights it into a nearby fire, and hands it to Kananga. Kananga flaps it around to extinguish the fire]
Kananga: [Questioning Solitaire on why she lied to him about losing her powers to read the Tarot] Solitaire, why? I treated you well. You lacked for nothing.
Solitaire: I don't understand what you...
Kananga: [interrupting] Mr. Bond's watch, my dear. I gave you every break possible. You had a 50-50 chance. You weren't even close.
Solitaire: I had no choice. Please believe me. The cards.
[Kananga gets out of his chair and walks towards Solitaire. He immediately grabs her right shoulder and flanks her into his direction. At that moment, anger surrounds him. He turns his head for a minute to face the display. Suddenly, he turns his hand back towards Solitaire and slaps her. Solitaire falls to the ground]
Kananga: [Realizing that Solitaire defied orders and lost her virginity to Bond] When the time came, I myself would have given you love. You knew that.
[pauses]
Kananga: [Angrily] YOU KNEW THAT!
[Baron Samedi, seated on the corner of the table reaches his hand out towards a deck of Tarot cards and picks up the top card of the deck. The cards are face down, so we cannot tell which card Samedi picked up]
Kananga: [to Solitaire and Samedi] There's only one proper way to deal with this...
[Solitaire lifts up her head and looks at the table while Samedi, with the Tarot card in his hand, flips it around so Solitaire can see it. The card is marked "Death"]
Kananga: ...And one proper time.
[Samedi laughs as fear emerges on Solitaire's face]

[after Bond and Solitaire narrowly escape from Mr. Big's henchmen]
James Bond: Now where would you like to go?
[Solitaire lays down on a cot]
Solitaire: Anywhere where we can find one of these.

[after Bond throws Tee Hee Johnson out the window]
Solitaire: Well that wasn't very funny.

[during the tense interrogation scene over Solitaire]
Kananga: Solitaire... my dear. I need you to listen to me very carefully. On the back of Mr. Bond's wristwatch, the registration number is 3266. Do I speak the truth?
[after a tense moment, Solitaire carefully lifts up a tarot card and looks at it]
Solitaire: [nervous] You speak the truth.
[there is another long and tense pause as Kananga glares at Solitaire then back at Bond with his back turned. Not reacting or even blinking, Kananga gesters a command to Tee-Hee who removes his metal claw from Mr. Bond's right hand and also removes his restraints. A relieved Bond stands up from his chair as Kananga, still quiet, tosses his wristwatch back to Bond who puts it back on]
James Bond: Well, if there's nothing else I guess I've laid your fears to rest. My compliments on a splended operation. There is one thing however that...
[suddenly and without warning Tee-Hee knocks out Bond with his prosthetic metal arm. Whisper then walks in from another room]
Kananga: Whisper, take him to the farm.
[Tee-Hee walks out and Whisper, picking up the unconscious Bond, leaves the room, leaving Kananga and Solitaire alone]

Solitaire: I've lost it! The high priestess, his wife to the prince no longer of this world. The spiritual bridge to the secret church. Is my fate. By compelling me to earthly love, the gods themselves have taken away my powers.
James Bond: Darling, I've got a small confession to make now. Try not to be too upset. The deck was slightly stacked to my favor.
Solitaire: It makes no difference. The physical violation cannot be undone.

Solitaire: The first time in my life I feel like a complete woman. The slightest touch of your hand. I was always so afraid that a part of me would stay with the past. Though I know its no chance of that any longer. Just to be able to reach out and touch you.