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Title: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: frogman on November 15, 2006, 10:09:59 AM
With the new Casino Royale coming out, there will probably be a lot of DVDs of the old version around. I've watched the whole thing and its really really really bad.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Sharktopus on November 16, 2006, 02:10:11 AM
It is nearly unwatchable, but it's supposed to be a comedy. Did people accept this kind of nonsense as funny in the '60s?
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 16, 2006, 04:23:46 AM
It's already a comedy, and a hilarious one to boot.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Minnesota on November 16, 2006, 06:01:26 AM
what, the new bond movie is going to be a remake?
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Petey Wheatstraw on November 16, 2006, 06:27:27 AM
what, the new bond movie is going to be a remake?

No. The old film was a spoof of the James Bond series. The producers thought they had the film rights to the novel, but later found out that they only had the rights to the title, and so the film was made as a comedy instead.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: starfighter on November 16, 2006, 01:09:38 PM
   There was a short late 50s made-for-tv black and white version with Barry Nelson as Bond that I taped when TNT played it years ago, but it's nothing to get excited about.
   The new one just makes me realize that I am a bit of a continuity freak if this is supposed to be Bond: Year One but Judi Dench is playing M.  Shouldn't they have tried to find someone who looks like Bernard Lee?
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Minnesota on November 16, 2006, 05:11:42 PM
what, the new bond movie is going to be a remake?

No. The old film was a spoof of the James Bond series. The producers thought they had the film rights to the novel, but later found out that they only had the rights to the title, and so the film was made as a comedy instead.

what, the bond movies are based off of novels?  :-",
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 16, 2006, 06:46:45 PM
what, the new bond movie is going to be a remake?

No. The old film was a spoof of the James Bond series. The producers thought they had the film rights to the novel, but later found out that they only had the rights to the title, and so the film was made as a comedy instead.

what, the bond movies are based off of novels?  :-

From Casino Royale to The Living Daylights, I think.  Never Say Never Again is a remake of Thunderball.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Road_Element on November 16, 2006, 07:38:13 PM
actually i think the last one based on the books was octopussy with Roger Moore. Who happens to be my favorite bond. Unless you count the new Casino Royale witch i could care less about seeing. No offence but daniel craig looks nothing like bond.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: mrbasehart on November 16, 2006, 08:09:35 PM
actually i think the last one based on the books was octopussy with Roger Moore. Who happens to be my favorite bond. Unless you count the new Casino Royale witch i could care less about seeing. No offence but daniel craig looks nothing like bond.

I just looked it upm and we're both right! The last Ian Fleming novel was a collection of short stories published post-humously called "Octopussy and The Living Daylights."
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Road_Element on November 16, 2006, 08:43:59 PM
Really because i didnt know that. Thanks.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Yarg on November 16, 2006, 10:22:17 PM
The old Casino Royale is one of the most annoying movies ever made. It's got an all-star cast, but it makes no sense whatsoever. I think a lot of the people making it quit halfway through. It's filled also with loud and inappropriate Burt Bacharach and Tijuana Brass music.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Sharktopus on November 16, 2006, 10:27:11 PM
actually i think the last one based on the books was octopussy with Roger Moore. Who happens to be my favorite bond. Unless you count the new Casino Royale witch i could care less about seeing. No offence but daniel craig looks nothing like bond.

James Bond has been played by 5 different actors - in official 007 movies - before Daniel Craig, so saying he looks nothing like Bond doesn't really make much sense. This is what Bond looked like in the '60s comic strip, based loosely on Ian Fleming:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c5/Fleming007impression.jpg/225px-Fleming007impression.jpg)
I'd rather have Daniel Craig over that guy.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/sharktopus/pic/0000dac7/s640x480)
Or over Captain Judo Chop, for that matter:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/007Moore.jpg)

The problem with the Casino Royale comedy is that pieces of it were shot by 5 or 6 different directors, and none of them really communicated with each other, thus the movie makes no sense whatsoever. I guess they thought that would be funny.

actually i think the last one based on the books was octopussy with Roger Moore. Who happens to be my favorite bond. Unless you count the new Casino Royale witch i could care less about seeing. No offence but daniel craig looks nothing like bond.

I just looked it upm and we're both right! The last Ian Fleming novel was a collection of short stories published post-humously called "Octopussy and The Living Daylights."

The Living Daylights short story is told in its entirely before the opening credits in the movie of the same title. Everything after that was original. Octopussy was cobbled together from a bunch of other short stories, which is why the movie bounces around so much.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Road_Element on November 16, 2006, 11:09:07 PM
Quote
James Bond has been played by 5 different actors - in official 007 movies - before Daniel Craig, so saying he looks nothing like Bond doesn't really make much sense. This is what Bond looked like in the '60s comic strip, based loosely on Ian Fleming:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c5/Fleming007impression.jpg/225px-Fleming007impression.jpg)
I'd rather have Daniel Craig over that guy.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/sharktopus/pic/0000dac7/s640x480)
Or over Captain Judo Chop, for that matter:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/01/007Moore.jpg)


Hey i like Roger moore. Anyways what i Meant by he looks nothing like bond. Is that most the people who have played bond have been Dark Haired , sometimes Tall and Handsome.  Daniel Craig is blond and his face looks like someone throw wooden pellets at it. I could be wrong and he could be great. But Craig looks more like bond villain then Bond himself. Plus i hear there doing some romance thing. Like some remake of on her majesty secret service. But you know this just my opinion.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Sharktopus on November 16, 2006, 11:17:13 PM
Hey i like Roger moore. Anyways what i Meant by he looks nothing like bond. Is that most the people who have played bond have been Dark Haired , sometimes Tall and Handsome.  Daniel Craig is blond and his face looks like someone throw wooden pellets at it. I could be wrong and he could be great. But Craig looks more like bond villien the Bond himself. Plus i hear there doing some romance thing. Like some remake of on her majesty secret service.

I'll admit, it may take me a little while to get used to Daniel Craig, but it's not stopping me from getting excited about a new Bond movie that doesn't look like a self-parodying Michael Bay knockoff. Plus, Judo Chop Moore had pretty light hair compared to all the other Bonds, and that didn't seem to bother you. As for the romance - it's James Bond. That's what he does. Drink vodka, shoot bad guys, and schtup every girl he sees. Anyway, if they're really following the novel, HIGHLIGHT FOR SPOILER: that "romance" won't make it to the closing credits.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Road_Element on November 16, 2006, 11:26:27 PM
O.k. You got me on the romance thing. I might see it eventually. But i think ill wait untill it gets on dvd. I really dont go to the movies that often anyways. But i still think they should have waited untill 2007 to release this film. I mean come on. 2007. The marketing writes itself.
Title: Re: Casino Royale (1967)
Post by: Sharktopus on November 17, 2006, 01:28:26 PM
But i still think they should have waited untill 2007 to release this film. I mean come on. 2007. The marketing writes itself.

That is an excellent point. They couldn't have waited a few more months? I'm sure they'll incorporate it into the DVD ads, though.