Discussion:
Casino Royale -- A Killer Movie
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D. Spencer Hines
2006-11-25 19:31:30 UTC
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The new James Bond (Daniel Craig) is the nearest any man got to Connery's
rendition of the character; not as tall as Connery and a little squirrelly
but a solid performance. Mannequins like Roger Moore and Brosnan Pierce
look even more ridiculous.
How is he "squirrelly" -- looks like a squirrel? Commander Bond, R.N.,
looks like a squirrel? Amusing, if true!
(Connery remains unsurpassed yet but not by much; Fleming's bond had
thinning hair, and so did Connery, so thin that he wore a toupee in his
last Bond movies)
Yes, indeed -- actually bald as a billiard ball in front.
The movie is excellent, a far cry to [from] the insult to Fleming's book
they managed with the first Casino Royale, out of which one misses
nothing, except for Orson Wells as Le Chiffe.
[Chiffre, "The Number", "The Cipher"] Imagin[ing]
David Niven as Bond, is like having Highcolander as a
legionnaire, or a cream puff passing for country bread.
The stunt work is brilliant and imaginative, no dull moments. Eva Green
was better as Queen of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Heaven than as [a] Bond
girl, though she is decent. Very pretty but not exuberant. I just don't
like all those freckles.
She was superb as _Isabelle_ in Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Dreamers_ (2003).
A Must See...Casino Royale is only Eva's fourth film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309987/
The special effects are not overdone, and the scene in Venice at the end
is very original.
Bond gives the croupier a million dollar chip as a tip. Fancy that.
The gadgetry is not over the top like [as] in the Roger Moore movies, but
it doesn't disappoint. I miss the old 'M,' much as Judi Dench is morphing
nicely toward the old crank.
Yes, I miss Bernard Lee too. He starred as Admiral "M" [actually "C" in
MI6] in 11 Bond Films.

Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
There is a great torture scene, magnificently scripted and performed,
managing to keep out the gore but leaving in the anguish and astonishingly
making room for humor. Well done.
Although most will remember Craig in this movie there are many capable
hands behind it that have made it a superb production. It looks like
Barbara Broccoli has already outdone her father at the family trade.
Is the focus razor-sharp and with fully-saturated colors? I hate those
fuzzy movies of the 1970's. Another thing that declined in the '70's ----
Cinematography.
This is an excellent Bond movie to rank with From Russia..., and
Goldfinger, and it's more polished. Films like Dr. No. are almost
unbearable to watch today for the raw parts in it, With Wisemen, Andress,
and Connery being all left worth watching. Craig needs to mature into
the role, one expects him to start speaking in Cockney accent at any
moment; he has the vigor and the presence but he has to work on the suave
side of the character, which Connery had down pat. He has going for him
that which the softer Bonds completely lacked, credibility. He does NOT
look like a nice guy, he looks like an SAS officer, and he wears emotional
detachment better than a tuxedo.
Don't miss it.
Good Review...

And Timely...

I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.

DSH

Lux et Veritas et Libertas
Sheila J
2006-11-25 20:45:55 UTC
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Post by D. Spencer Hines
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
Good for you. Enjoy!!
D. Spencer Hines
2006-11-25 20:53:34 UTC
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Have you seen it?

DSH
Post by Sheila J
Post by D. Spencer Hines
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
Good for you. Enjoy!!
Sheila J
2006-11-25 21:05:49 UTC
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Post by D. Spencer Hines
Have you seen it?
DSH
Post by Sheila J
Post by D. Spencer Hines
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
Good for you. Enjoy!!
No. I've only seen Happy Feet and Flushed Away lately. But I think it is
sweet that you are taking your wife and daughter to see it.
D. Spencer Hines
2006-11-25 21:08:57 UTC
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Yes, it should be fun.

DSH
Post by Sheila J
Post by D. Spencer Hines
Have you seen it?
DSH
Post by Sheila J
Post by D. Spencer Hines
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
Good for you. Enjoy!!
No. I've only seen Happy Feet and Flushed Away lately. But I think it is
sweet that you are taking your wife and daughter to see it.
Renia
2006-11-25 23:53:08 UTC
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Post by D. Spencer Hines
Have you seen it?
My son has. Loved it, and he's a Bond fan. I've got to wait till I get
back to Greece to see it with hubby.
eugene
2006-11-26 00:19:14 UTC
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Post by D. Spencer Hines
The new James Bond (Daniel Craig) is the nearest any man got to Connery's
rendition of the character; not as tall as Connery and a little squirrelly
but a solid performance. Mannequins like Roger Moore and Brosnan Pierce
look even more ridiculous.
How is he "squirrelly" -- looks like a squirrel? Commander Bond, R.N.,
looks like a squirrel? Amusing, if true!
(Connery remains unsurpassed yet but not by much; Fleming's bond had
thinning hair, and so did Connery, so thin that he wore a toupee in his
last Bond movies)
Yes, indeed -- actually bald as a billiard ball in front.
The movie is excellent, a far cry to [from] the insult to Fleming's book
they managed with the first Casino Royale, out of which one misses
nothing, except for Orson Wells as Le Chiffe.
[Chiffre, "The Number", "The Cipher"] Imagin[ing]
David Niven as Bond, is like having Highcolander as a
legionnaire, or a cream puff passing for country bread.
The stunt work is brilliant and imaginative, no dull moments. Eva Green
was better as Queen of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Heaven than as [a] Bond
girl, though she is decent. Very pretty but not exuberant. I just don't
like all those freckles.
She was superb as _Isabelle_ in Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Dreamers_ (2003).
A Must See...Casino Royale is only Eva's fourth film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309987/
The special effects are not overdone, and the scene in Venice at the end
is very original.
Bond gives the croupier a million dollar chip as a tip. Fancy that.
The gadgetry is not over the top like [as] in the Roger Moore movies, but
it doesn't disappoint. I miss the old 'M,' much as Judi Dench is morphing
nicely toward the old crank.
Yes, I miss Bernard Lee too. He starred as Admiral "M" [actually "C" in
MI6] in 11 Bond Films.
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
There is a great torture scene, magnificently scripted and performed,
managing to keep out the gore but leaving in the anguish and
astonishingly
making room for humor. Well done.
Although most will remember Craig in this movie there are many capable
hands behind it that have made it a superb production. It looks like
Barbara Broccoli has already outdone her father at the family trade.
Is the focus razor-sharp and with fully-saturated colors? I hate those
fuzzy movies of the 1970's. Another thing that declined in the '70's ----
Cinematography.
This is an excellent Bond movie to rank with From Russia..., and
Goldfinger, and it's more polished. Films like Dr. No. are almost
unbearable to watch today for the raw parts in it, With Wisemen, Andress,
and Connery being all left worth watching. Craig needs to mature into
the role, one expects him to start speaking in Cockney accent at any
moment; he has the vigor and the presence but he has to work on the suave
side of the character, which Connery had down pat. He has going for him
that which the softer Bonds completely lacked, credibility. He does NOT
look like a nice guy, he looks like an SAS officer, and he wears emotional
detachment better than a tuxedo.
Don't miss it.
Good Review...
And Timely...
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
DSH
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes. The chase through the building site was
spectacular especially as I hadn't been in a cinema for a few years and, as
the performance was packed out, my son and I had to sit quite near the
front. Meant we could almost swallow the dust and dirt that was all about.
The sound was incredible. One thing I missed, when Bond was being tortured
(very painful to watch), he said something which made everybody in the
cinema laugh out loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you know exactly what
it was he said?
D. Spencer Hines
2006-11-26 00:46:03 UTC
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Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes.
With Eva Green? The French Temptress...

You must be VERY old.

DSH
Post by eugene
The chase through the building site was spectacular especially as I hadn't
been in a cinema for a few years and, as the performance was packed out,
my son and I had to sit quite near the front. Meant we could almost
swallow the dust and dirt that was all about. The sound was incredible.
One thing I missed, when Bond was being tortured (very painful to watch),
he said something which made everybody in the cinema laugh out
loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you know exactly what it was he said?
Peter Jason
2006-11-26 01:45:53 UTC
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With anyone. It's outrageous how they pad
these movies with syrupy lovvey nonsense.
Would a REAL spy have time for that?

If Burgess & McLean are any guide the reality
of spying is very different.

It's sickening how they Dumb Down these
movies to get bourgeois bums on the seats.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but
tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes.
With Eva Green? The French Temptress...
You must be VERY old.
DSH
Post by eugene
The chase through the building site was
spectacular especially as I hadn't
been in a cinema for a few years and, as
the performance was packed out,
my son and I had to sit quite near the
front. Meant we could almost
swallow the dust and dirt that was all
about. The sound was incredible.
One thing I missed, when Bond was being
tortured (very painful to watch),
he said something which made everybody in
the cinema laugh out
loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you
know exactly what it was he said?
Adam Whyte-Settlar
2006-11-26 13:17:21 UTC
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With anyone. It's outrageous how they pad these movies with syrupy lovvey
nonsense. Would a REAL spy have time for that?
Your forgetting - this Bond is a blonde
Martin
2006-11-26 17:20:42 UTC
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Post by Peter Jason
With anyone. It's outrageous how they pad
these movies with syrupy lovvey nonsense.
Would a REAL spy have time for that?
In real life, apparently plenty. Essential part of the job....
Post by Peter Jason
If Burgess & McLean are any guide the reality
of spying is very different.
They were highly 'active' I believe, though not quite in the Bond way. Sneaking
up from behind seems to have been their preferred method of attack... them and
that Anthony Blunt... tut tut!
Post by Peter Jason
It's sickening how they Dumb Down these
movies to get bourgeois bums on the seats.
Dumb down, or clean up? I'm afraid the reality of working in the Secret Service
is rather tiresome, involving long hours of watching and waiting, with very few
distractions from the tedium like shoot outs, car chases, karate fights or
shagging voluptous super-models in five star luxury hotels.

If you like that sort of thing, a career in acting or politics would be far
better than the Secret Service.
Post by Peter Jason
Post by D. Spencer Hines
Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but
tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes.
With Eva Green? The French Temptress...
You must be VERY old.
DSH
Post by eugene
The chase through the building site was
spectacular especially as I hadn't
been in a cinema for a few years and, as
the performance was packed out,
my son and I had to sit quite near the
front. Meant we could almost
swallow the dust and dirt that was all
about. The sound was incredible.
One thing I missed, when Bond was being
tortured (very painful to watch),
he said something which made everybody in
the cinema laugh out
loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you
know exactly what it was he said?
Probably some oblique reference to BDSM, if I remember the book?
Cheers
Martin
Tiglath
2006-11-26 19:10:09 UTC
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Post by Martin
Post by Peter Jason
With anyone. It's outrageous how they pad
these movies with syrupy lovvey nonsense.
Would a REAL spy have time for that?
In real life, apparently plenty. Essential part of the job....
Some went to see Casino Royale expecting Saving Private Ryan.

Tiglath
2006-11-26 10:27:24 UTC
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Post by D. Spencer Hines
Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes.
With Eva Green? The French Temptress...
You must be VERY old.
DSH
What romantic scenes?

They are so brief you hardly notice them.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
Post by eugene
The chase through the building site was spectacular especially as I hadn't
been in a cinema for a few years and, as the performance was packed out,
my son and I had to sit quite near the front. Meant we could almost
swallow the dust and dirt that was all about. The sound was incredible.
One thing I missed, when Bond was being tortured (very painful to watch),
he said something which made everybody in the cinema laugh out
loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you know exactly what it was he said?
eugene
2006-11-26 10:46:53 UTC
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Post by Tiglath
Post by D. Spencer Hines
Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes.
With Eva Green? The French Temptress...
You must be VERY old.
DSH
What romantic scenes?
They are so brief you hardly notice them.
me..............very old? dunno where you got that from. I go to Bond movies
for the action and don't want sentimentality. I like sexy women as most Bond
girls are, I thought yer woman was a cold fish! I generally liked the movie,
liked the good parts a lot. The poker games sucked because they were so
predictable. The love scenes were boring and just were time fillers imo! A
two hour movie could have been phenomenal. Thank God John Cleese wasn't in
this one because he is brilliant doing his own thing, but definitely not Q!


Ivana Milicevic was a sexy bitch but that other one was
awful............in my opinion!


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Tiglath
2006-11-26 10:54:10 UTC
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Post by eugene
me..............very old? dunno where you got that from. I go to Bond
movies for the action and don't want sentimentality. I like sexy women as
most Bond girls are, I thought yer woman was a cold fish! I generally
liked the movie, liked the good parts a lot. The poker games sucked
because they were so predictable.
How so? I never saw Bond lose big before.
Alan Crozier
2006-11-26 09:58:46 UTC
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Post by eugene
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes. The chase through the building site was
spectacular especially as I hadn't been in a cinema for a few years and, as
the performance was packed out, my son and I had to sit quite near the
front. Meant we could almost swallow the dust and dirt that was all about.
The sound was incredible. One thing I missed, when Bond was being tortured
(very painful to watch), he said something which made everybody in the
cinema laugh out loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you know exactly what
it was he said?
The folk process has already produced numerous variants of the line:
http://tinyurl.com/wsq2g

I think the authorised version is :
"now the whole world will know you died scratching my balls"

The IMDB has a totally imposssible corruption among its "memorable
quotes" (not memorable enough to be properly remembered, it seems):
"Now you can tell all your friends that you died scratching my balls."

Alan
Tiglath
2006-11-26 10:27:23 UTC
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Post by eugene
Post by D. Spencer Hines
The new James Bond (Daniel Craig) is the nearest any man got to Connery's
rendition of the character; not as tall as Connery and a little squirrelly
but a solid performance. Mannequins like Roger Moore and Brosnan Pierce
look even more ridiculous.
How is he "squirrelly" -- looks like a squirrel? Commander Bond, R.N.,
looks like a squirrel? Amusing, if true!
(Connery remains unsurpassed yet but not by much; Fleming's bond had
thinning hair, and so did Connery, so thin that he wore a toupee in his
last Bond movies)
Yes, indeed -- actually bald as a billiard ball in front.
The movie is excellent, a far cry to [from] the insult to Fleming's book
they managed with the first Casino Royale, out of which one misses
nothing, except for Orson Wells as Le Chiffe.
[Chiffre, "The Number", "The Cipher"] Imagin[ing]
David Niven as Bond, is like having Highcolander as a
legionnaire, or a cream puff passing for country bread.
The stunt work is brilliant and imaginative, no dull moments. Eva Green
was better as Queen of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Heaven than as [a] Bond
girl, though she is decent. Very pretty but not exuberant. I just don't
like all those freckles.
She was superb as _Isabelle_ in Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Dreamers_ (2003).
A Must See...Casino Royale is only Eva's fourth film.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0309987/
The special effects are not overdone, and the scene in Venice at the end
is very original.
Bond gives the croupier a million dollar chip as a tip. Fancy that.
The gadgetry is not over the top like [as] in the Roger Moore movies, but
it doesn't disappoint. I miss the old 'M,' much as Judi Dench is morphing
nicely toward the old crank.
Yes, I miss Bernard Lee too. He starred as Admiral "M" [actually "C" in
MI6] in 11 Bond Films.
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
There is a great torture scene, magnificently scripted and performed,
managing to keep out the gore but leaving in the anguish and
astonishingly
making room for humor. Well done.
Although most will remember Craig in this movie there are many capable
hands behind it that have made it a superb production. It looks like
Barbara Broccoli has already outdone her father at the family trade.
Is the focus razor-sharp and with fully-saturated colors? I hate those
fuzzy movies of the 1970's. Another thing that declined in the '70's ----
Cinematography.
This is an excellent Bond movie to rank with From Russia..., and
Goldfinger, and it's more polished. Films like Dr. No. are almost
unbearable to watch today for the raw parts in it, With Wisemen, Andress,
and Connery being all left worth watching. Craig needs to mature into
the role, one expects him to start speaking in Cockney accent at any
moment; he has the vigor and the presence but he has to work on the suave
side of the character, which Connery had down pat. He has going for him
that which the softer Bonds completely lacked, credibility. He does NOT
look like a nice guy, he looks like an SAS officer, and he wears emotional
detachment better than a tuxedo.
Don't miss it.
Good Review...
And Timely...
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
DSH
Lux et Veritas et Libertas
I thought it was a very good movie but tended to drag a bit with the
overlong romantic scenes. The chase through the building site was
spectacular especially as I hadn't been in a cinema for a few years and,
as the performance was packed out, my son and I had to sit quite near the
front. Meant we could almost swallow the dust and dirt that was all about.
The sound was incredible. One thing I missed, when Bond was being tortured
(very painful to watch), he said something which made everybody in the
cinema laugh out loud..........I didn't catch it. Do you know exactly what
it was he said?
Don't be a spoiler.
Tiglath
2006-11-26 06:54:01 UTC
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Well, thank you and thank you.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
The new James Bond (Daniel Craig) is the nearest any man got to Connery's
rendition of the character; not as tall as Connery and a little squirrelly
but a solid performance. Mannequins like Roger Moore and Brosnan Pierce
look even more ridiculous.
How is he "squirrelly" -- looks like a squirrel? Commander Bond, R.N.,
looks like a squirrel? Amusing, if true!
He doen't look like a squirrel, but has a certain squirrelly quality about
him with his short hair sticking out in places and his loaded spring
bearing.

Connery has a certain calm about him, like the lion's relaxed confidence in
being able to handle any situation without being in condition red all the
time.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
The movie is excellent, a far cry to [from] the insult to Fleming's book
they managed with the first Casino Royale, out of which one misses
nothing, except for Orson Wells as Le Chiffe.
[Chiffre, "The Number", "The Cipher"] Imagin[ing]
David Niven as Bond, is like having Highcolander as a
legionnaire, or a cream puff passing for country bread.
The stunt work is brilliant and imaginative, no dull moments. Eva Green
was better as Queen of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Heaven than as [a] Bond
girl, though she is decent. Very pretty but not exuberant. I just don't
like all those freckles.
She was superb as _Isabelle_ in Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Dreamers_ (2003).
A Must See...Casino Royale is only Eva's fourth film.
One thing she has going for her is that she has none of that bimbo quality
other's Bond girls had.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
There is a great torture scene, magnificently scripted and performed,
managing to keep out the gore but leaving in the anguish and
astonishingly
making room for humor. Well done.
Although most will remember Craig in this movie there are many capable
hands behind it that have made it a superb production. It looks like
Barbara Broccoli has already outdone her father at the family trade.
Is the focus razor-sharp and with fully-saturated colors? I hate those
fuzzy movies of the 1970's. Another thing that declined in the '70's ----
Cinematography.
It seem fine to me. I saw it in a theater that is only one year old and
has state of the art sound and projection equipment. They play the movies
as loud as a rock concert.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
This is an excellent Bond movie to rank with From Russia..., and
Goldfinger, and it's more polished. Films like Dr. No. are almost
unbearable to watch today for the raw parts in it, With Wisemen, Andress,
and Connery being all left worth watching. Craig needs to mature into
the role, one expects him to start speaking in Cockney accent at any
moment; he has the vigor and the presence but he has to work on the suave
side of the character, which Connery had down pat. He has going for him
that which the softer Bonds completely lacked, credibility. He does NOT
look like a nice guy, he looks like an SAS officer, and he wears emotional
detachment better than a tuxedo.
Don't miss it.
Good Review...
And Timely...
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
A second opinion would be good to have.
Martin
2006-11-26 17:33:48 UTC
Permalink
Post by Tiglath
Well, thank you and thank you.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
The new James Bond (Daniel Craig) is the nearest any man got to Connery's
rendition of the character; not as tall as Connery and a little squirrelly
but a solid performance. Mannequins like Roger Moore and Brosnan Pierce
look even more ridiculous.
How is he "squirrelly" -- looks like a squirrel? Commander Bond, R.N.,
looks like a squirrel? Amusing, if true!
He doen't look like a squirrel, but has a certain squirrelly quality about
him with his short hair sticking out in places and his loaded spring
bearing.
Connery has a certain calm about him, like the lion's relaxed confidence in
being able to handle any situation without being in condition red all the
time.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
The movie is excellent, a far cry to [from] the insult to Fleming's book
they managed with the first Casino Royale, out of which one misses
nothing, except for Orson Wells as Le Chiffe.
[Chiffre, "The Number", "The Cipher"] Imagin[ing]
David Niven as Bond, is like having Highcolander as a
legionnaire, or a cream puff passing for country bread.
The stunt work is brilliant and imaginative, no dull moments. Eva Green
was better as Queen of Jerusalem in the Kingdom of Heaven than as [a] Bond
girl, though she is decent. Very pretty but not exuberant. I just don't
like all those freckles.
She was superb as _Isabelle_ in Bernardo Bertolucci's _The Dreamers_ (2003).
A Must See...Casino Royale is only Eva's fourth film.
One thing she has going for her is that she has none of that bimbo quality
other's Bond girls had.
Post by D. Spencer Hines
There is a great torture scene, magnificently scripted and performed,
managing to keep out the gore but leaving in the anguish and astonishingly
making room for humor. Well done.
Although most will remember Craig in this movie there are many capable
hands behind it that have made it a superb production. It looks like
Barbara Broccoli has already outdone her father at the family trade.
Is the focus razor-sharp and with fully-saturated colors? I hate those
fuzzy movies of the 1970's. Another thing that declined in the '70's ----
Cinematography.
It seem fine to me. I saw it in a theater that is only one year old and
has state of the art sound and projection equipment. They play the movies
as loud as a rock concert.
Unfortunately, the use of inferior quality film has resulted in the colour
degradation of many films from the 50's, 60's and 70's, which is a great pity.
Earlier films had (and retain) particularly vivid blues and greens, for
instance, Olivier's Henry V.
Post by Tiglath
Post by D. Spencer Hines
This is an excellent Bond movie to rank with From Russia..., and
Goldfinger, and it's more polished. Films like Dr. No. are almost
unbearable to watch today for the raw parts in it, With Wisemen, Andress,
and Connery being all left worth watching. Craig needs to mature into
the role, one expects him to start speaking in Cockney accent at any
moment; he has the vigor and the presence but he has to work on the suave
side of the character, which Connery had down pat. He has going for him
that which the softer Bonds completely lacked, credibility. He does NOT
look like a nice guy, he looks like an SAS officer, and he wears emotional
detachment better than a tuxedo.
Don't miss it.
Good Review...
And Timely...
I plan to take my wife and daughter to see it soon.
A second opinion would be good to have.
As soon as it's out on video, I shall give mine.

I have alas become bored with Bond films, it's all SFX and impossible digital
stunts nowadays. Where are all the shamefully tasteless quips, realistic
violence and camp, sadistic villains? I fear we will never see the likes of Rosa
Klebb or Blofeld again (Donald Pleasance was okay, but Charles Grey was THE
Blofeld). It started going downhill with Jaws and dwarves, and has continued to
slip ever since. And Roger Moore, bless him....
Cheers
Martin
D. Spencer Hines
2006-11-26 19:06:55 UTC
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Indeed.

One of David Niven's best films is _A Matter of Life And Death_ where he
plays a wartime hero superbly and is totally in character.

DSH
Let us not confuse movies with reality. There is no reason why a refined
and pleasant looking man can't mustard the courage to do what it takes in
times of war.
But Niven STILL doesn't look the part.
I read two of his books and he is a delightful character.
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