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James Bond investigates the mid-air theft of a space shuttle, and discovers a plot to commit global genocide.
That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble is sent to take on Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle.
It is a wonderfully weird, bold, funny and incoherent mess of a movie. What should stink of embarrassing desperation, instead proves to cheerfully insane, unpredictable and remarkably free of common sense.
The film was intended to be the ultimate spy spoof, an attempt to out-Bond the James Bond movies and their innumerable imitators. To this end, the untold number of writers and directors involved have opted to take the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to storytelling, mixed with a cut-and-paste style of editing.
It is obvious that no one gave the slightest thought to creating a genuine spy film and instead approached the film with a devil-may-care attitude.
As a satire of Bond films, CASINO is adequate; as a satire of the then trendy-swinging-cool-hip-with-it-now youth films of the era, it succeeds beautifully.
Basically you have a whole bunch of big name stars -- past their prime, but still with box office credibility -- ridiculing the very youth market that was squeezing them off the theatre marquees.
Yet, the film has no malice; it is as bright and breezy as a screwball comedy with just a touch of British absurdity. It is amazing that a film that is so overblown, over produced and over budgeted can still be so light and airy.
Despite a chaotic recipe, the film has a lot of really great ingredients. And, to some extend, the film gets Bond right. Plus, we hear why more than one celeb wants to be snowed in with Idris Elba.
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Sean Connery, Jill St. Feldman , the producer, had acquired the film rights in and had attempted to get Casino Royale made as an Eon Productions Bond film ; however, Feldman and the producers of the Eon series, Albert R.
Broccoli and Harry Saltzman , failed to come to terms. Believing that he could not compete with the Eon series, Feldman resolved to produce the film as a satire.
The budget escalated as various directors and writers got involved in the production, and actors expressed dissatisfaction with the project.
Critical reception to Casino Royale , however, was generally negative; some critics regarded it as a baffling, disorganised affair. Bond spurns all their pleas.
When Bond continues to stand firm, his mansion is destroyed by a mortar attack at the orders of M, who is, however, killed in the explosion.
On his way back to London, Bond survives another attempt on his life. Bond is promoted to the head of MI6. He learns that many British agents around the world have been eliminated by enemy spies because of their inability to resist sex.
Bond is also told that the "sex maniac" who was given the name of "James Bond" when the original Bond retired has gone to work in television. He also creates a rigorous programme to train male agents to ignore the charms of women.
Moneypenny recruits "Coop", a karate expert who begins training to resist seductive women: Mata destroys the photos. Later that night, Tremble observes Le Chiffre playing at the casino and realises that he is using infrared sunglasses to cheat.
Lynd steals the sunglasses, allowing Evelyn to eventually beat Le Chiffre in a game of baccarat. Lynd is apparently abducted outside the casino, and Tremble is also kidnapped while pursuing her.
Le Chiffre, desperate for the winning cheque, hallucinogenically tortures Tremble. Lynd rescues Tremble, only to subsequently kill him.
They discover that the casino is located atop a giant underground headquarters run by the evil Dr. Jimmy reveals that he plans to use biological warfare to make all women beautiful and kill all men over 4-footinch 1.
Jimmy has already captured The Detainer, and he tries to convince her to be his partner; she agrees, but only to dupe him into swallowing one of his "atomic time pills", turning him into a "walking atomic bomb".
The casino is then overrun by secret agents and a battle ensues. American and French support arrive, but just add to the chaos. Eventually, Jimmy counts down his atomic explosion.
Sir James and all of his agents then appear in heaven, and Jimmy Bond is shown descending to Hell. Casino Royale also takes credit for the greatest number of actors in a Bond film either to have appeared or to go on to appear in the rest of the Eon series — besides Ursula Andress in Dr.
Jack Gwillim , who had a tiny role as a British army officer, played a Royal Navy officer in Thunderball. Hal Galili , who appears briefly as a US army officer at the auction, had earlier played gangster Jack Strap in Goldfinger.
Broccoli , who had a long time interest in adapting James Bond, offered to purchase the Casino Royale rights from Feldman, but he declined.
They eventually gave up once they saw the film Dr. The attempt at a co-production eventually fell through as Feldman frequently argued with Broccoli and Saltzman, specially regarding the profit divisions and when the Casino Royale adaptation would start production.
The Oscar -winning writer was recruited by Feldman to produce a screenplay for the film and wrote several drafts, with various evolutions of the story incorporating different scenes and characters.
All of his treatments were "straight" adaptations, far closer to the original source novel than the spoof which the final production became.
Later drafts see vice made central to the plot, with the Le Chiffre character becoming head of a network of brothels as he is in the novel whose patrons are then blackmailed by Le Chiffre to fund Spectre an invention of the screenwriter.
New characters appear such as Lili Wing, a brothel madam and former lover of Bond whose ultimate fate is to be crushed in the back of a garbage truck, and Gita, wife of Le Chiffre.
He died from a heart attack in April , two days before he was due to present it to Feldman. Time reported in that the script had been completely re-written by Billy Wilder , and by the time the film reached production only the idea that the name James Bond should be given to a number of other agents remained.
Extensive sequences also featured London, notably Trafalgar Square and the exterior of 10 Downing Street.
Mereworth Castle in Kent was used as the home of Sir James Bond, which is blown up at the start of the film. The production proved to be rather troubled, with five different directors helming different segments of the film and with stunt co-ordinator Richard Talmadge co-directing the final sequence.
Val Guest was given the responsibility of splicing the various "chapters" together, and was offered the unique title of "Co-ordinating Director" but declined, claiming the chaotic plot would not reflect well on him if he were so credited.
His extra credit was labelled "Additional Sequences" instead. Screenwriter Wolf Mankowitz declared that Sellers felt intimidated by Orson Welles to the extent that, except for a couple of shots, neither was in the studio simultaneously.
Other versions of the legend depict the drama stemming from Sellers being slighted, in favour of Welles, by Princess Margaret whom Sellers knew during her visit to the set.
Welles also insisted on performing magic tricks as Le Chiffre, and the director obliged. Director Val Guest wrote that Welles did not think much of Sellers, and had refused to work with "that amateur".
Some biographies of Sellers suggest that he took the role of Bond to heart, and was annoyed at the decision to make Casino Royale a comedy, as he wanted to play Bond straight.
This is illustrated in somewhat fictionalised form in the film The Life and Death of Peter Sellers , based on the biography by Roger Lewis , who has claimed that Sellers kept re-writing and improvising scenes to make them play seriously.
This story is in agreement with the observation that the only parts of the film close to the book are the ones featuring Sellers and Welles.
Jean-Paul Belmondo and George Raft received major billing , even though both actors appear only briefly. Both appear during the climactic brawl at the end, Raft flipping his trademark coin and promptly shooting himself dead with a backward-firing pistol, while Belmondo appears wearing a fake moustache as the French Foreign Legion officer who requires an English phrase book to translate " merde!
At the Intercon science fiction convention held in Slough in , David Prowse commented on his part in this film, apparently his big-screen debut.
He claimed that he was originally asked to play "Super Pooh", a giant Winnie-the-Pooh in a superhero costume who attacks Tremble during the Torture of The Mind sequence.
The final sequence was principally directed by former actor and stuntman Richard Talmadge. The story of Casino Royale is told in an episodic format.
Val Guest oversaw the assembly of the sections, although he turned down the credit of "co-ordinating director". Sellers left the production before all his scenes were shot, which is why his character, Tremble, is so abruptly captured in the film.
Whether Sellers was fired or simply walked off is unclear. Given that he often went absent for days at a time and was involved in conflicts with Welles, either explanation is plausible.
The framing device of a beginning and ending with David Niven was invented to salvage the footage. He chose to use the original Bond and Vesper as linking characters to tie the story together.
In the originally released versions of the film, a cardboard cutout of Sellers in the background was used for the final scenes. In later versions, this cardboard cutout was replaced by footage of Sellers in highland dress, inserted by "trick photography".
Signs of missing footage from the Sellers segments are evident at various points. Evelyn Tremble is not captured on camera; an outtake of Sellers entering a racing car was substituted.
As well as this, an entire sequence involving Tremble going to the front for the underground James Bond training school which turns out to be under Harrods , of which the training area was the lowest level was never shot, thus creating an abrupt cut from Vesper announcing that Tremble will be James Bond to Tremble exiting the lift into the training school.
So many sequences from the film were removed, that several well-known actors never appeared in the final cut, including Ian Hendry as , the agent whose body is briefly seen being disposed of by Vesper , Mona Washbourne and Arthur Mullard.
Bacharach worked over two years writing for Casino Royale , in the meantime composing the After the Fox score and being forced to decline participation in Luv.
Lyricist Hal David contributed with various songs, many of which appeared in just instrumental versions. It is played in the scene of Vesper Lynd recruiting Evelyn Tremble, seen through a man-size aquarium in a seductive walk.
It was heard again in the first Austin Powers film, which was to a degree inspired by Casino Royale. Bacharach would later rework two tracks of the score into songs: A clarinet melody would later be featured in a Cracker Jack commercial.
The original album cover art was done by Robert McGinnis , based on the film poster and the original stereo vinyl release of the soundtrack Colgems COSO That record has been regarded by some music critics as the finest-sounding LP of all time, and is still highly sought after by audiophiles.
The soundtrack album became famous among audio purists for the excellence of its recording. It then became a standard "audiophile test" record for decades to come, especially the vocal performance by Dusty Springfield on "The Look of Love.
The film soundtrack has since been released by other companies in different configurations including complete score releases. The highly regarded master tapes were damaged, however, during a s remastering so none of the subsequent re-releases are considered to be as fine as the original LP release.
However, during filming the project ran into several problems and the shoot ran months over schedule, with the costs also running well over. When the film was finally completed it had doubled its original budget.
The problems postponed the launch until April No advance press screenings of Casino Royale were held, leading reviews to only appear after the premiere.
A few recent reviewers have been more impressed by the film. Andrea LeVasseur, in the AllMovie review, called it "the original ultimate spy spoof", and opined that the "nearly impossible to follow" plot made it "a satire to the highest degree".
Further describing it as a "hideous, zany disaster" LeVasseur concluded that it was "a psychedelic, absurd masterpiece". It is the anti-auteur work of all time, a film shaped by the very zeitgeist it took on.