Brilliant Bond Hits The Ground Running In A Royale Flush
Posted 06 May 2008 - 11:01 AM
The film opens in black and white with James Bond, not yet a Double O agent, on a mission to kill another British agent who had sold British secrets. The black and white show his life before 007, to make it stand out as significant and important as a scene, and it silently lets the audience know this isn't going to be the same ride as before.
Bond makes his first two kills to qualify for Double O status. The first, the British agent's associate, in a brutal fist fight in a bathroom. The scene is shown in quick rapid fire bursts involving shattering porcelain tiles, as Bond struggles to overcome his first victim in cold hearted execution. Bond coldly manages to drown the contact in a wash basin, and is visibly emotionally shocked by his grim glance afterward.
The traitorous agent is killed with one shot and with 'considerably' more ease. The killing of the associate merges into the gunbarrel sequence, a modern and realistic clean artillery piece with faster falling, vertical 3D blood that leads into the opening titles.
The opening strains of the song You Know My Name begin, performed by Chris Cornell. The song accompanies the title sequence. The lyrics do not contain the words
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Posted 08 May 2008 - 03:54 AM
I've never explicitly said this before, but I felt the exact same way about that.
The animated Bond resembles the literary Bond. At the end of the opening credits, when the animated Bond is walking towards the camera and turns into Craig, the change from the"literary Bond image to Craig's Bond symbolises the fact that the true literary Bond has been brought to screen.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 11:26 AM
I've never run out and bought a soundtrack to a film before until Casino Royale. It's gorgeous, lush in places and absolutely sexy in others.
Le Chiffre's weeping blood reminded me of a class mate of my sister's back in school. The girl bled through both eyes like the rest of us would have a nose bleed.
I have to say though I love FRWL and LALD I could watch Casino Royale again and again!
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Posted 30 May 2008 - 03:15 PM
She was a pretty important part of the movie, afterall.