Jump to content


The forums are moving

Please head over to our new forums at https://quarterdeck.commanderbond.net/ as these forums will soon be converted to a read only archive.



Photo

The 007 Days Of 'Casino Royale'


  • Please log in to reply
51 replies to this topic

#1 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 07 April 2003 - 12:29 AM

Some sources say the eleventh of November 1920, some late November of 1924; the day James Bond was born is shrouded in the ever-changing cloud of 007

#2 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 07 April 2003 - 12:45 AM

The first article in the series is up.

Royale Mission: S-Branch Debriefing

#3 Zographos

Zographos

    Sub-Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • Pip
  • 165 posts

Posted 07 April 2003 - 09:09 PM

Did you write that all yourself? If so, will you make love to me...right now? :)

I'm impressed. Keep up the good work.


#4 Bryce (003)

Bryce (003)

    Commander RNVR

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10110 posts
  • Location:West Los Angeles, California USA

Posted 07 April 2003 - 09:23 PM

Very well done Mr.*

As ever.

#5 zencat

zencat

    Commander GCMG

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 25814 posts
  • Location:Studio City, CA

Posted 07 April 2003 - 09:42 PM

Love it Mr. *

:)

#6 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 07 April 2003 - 11:21 PM

Thanks everyone. :)

I hope you enjoy Barbara

#7 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 08 April 2003 - 01:37 AM

Evan you are genius...and I have told you that many times.

As someone who resisted reading Ian Fleming until the last possible moment...please join us in the Blades Book Club, and embrace the man who gave us so many years of pleasure.

And by all means everyone, please enjoy these seven days of Casino Royale. Everyone has worked hard on their pieces, and I would like to think it shows. So please, show your appreciation of their work by reading and discussing these articles.

-- Xenobia

#8 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 08 April 2003 - 02:01 AM

One more thing that I would be remiss if I didn't note:

Both Mr. Asterix and Tim007, as well as other members of the CBN Staff helped me a lot with assembling the translations for my article, and helping me put the translations into the context of the novel.

-- Xenobia

#9 Kernal Son

Kernal Son

    Cadet

  • Crew
  • 18 posts
  • Location:Japan

Posted 08 April 2003 - 06:01 AM

Outstanding! :-)

#10 Agent 0011

Agent 0011

    Sub-Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • Pip
  • 140 posts

Posted 08 April 2003 - 02:06 PM

splendid....a much enjoyed piece....loving these days of casino royale :)

#11 ChandlerBing

ChandlerBing

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 4010 posts
  • Location:Manhattan, KS

Posted 08 April 2003 - 02:08 PM

Casino Royale is a very underrated piece of literature that needs to be discussed more and more in the public forums. I tried to discuss doing a presentation of this book for my Lit class last fall at Southwestern. I almost gagged when my teacher told me it wasn't appropriate. I was made to do the Color Purple instead.

#12 Zographos

Zographos

    Sub-Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • Pip
  • 165 posts

Posted 08 April 2003 - 09:40 PM

Originally posted by ChandlerBing
Casino Royale is a very underrated piece of literature that needs to be discussed more and more in the public forums.  I tried to discuss doing a presentation of this book for my Lit class last fall at Southwestern.  I almost gagged when my teacher told me it wasn't appropriate.  I was made to do the Color Purple instead.


That's rough. :)

In Grade 10 English, our major project was to compare a piece of literature with its movie counterpart. I did "From Russia, with Love". I still remember my teacher saying "that was a Sean Connery one, right? Okay, that's acceptable." :)

In Grade 13 English, we were to compare two or more novels in some shape or form. I chose Fleming and le Carr

#13 Agent 0011

Agent 0011

    Sub-Lieutenant

  • Crew
  • Pip
  • 140 posts

Posted 08 April 2003 - 10:41 PM

Yea...i agree, same thing happened to me in my honors seminar class history and literature class i had to take last year...my professor said it wasnt distinguished enough....i did it anyway and the review board thought highly of it and liked the parallels w/ the cold war from a new perspective then the same stuff everyone always uses....score one for fleming!

#14 Jeff007

Jeff007

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 2076 posts
  • Location:Afghanistan

Posted 08 April 2003 - 10:43 PM

With all the translations in the 002 days of Casino Royale, what does "croupier" translate into english?
From the baccarat game.

#15 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 09 April 2003 - 01:43 AM

Today’s article is posted. Our friend Bryce (003) supplied us with this terrific article looking at the man we all want to know about, James Bond:

Casino Royale: Who is this guy?

Enjoy.

#16 Bryce (003)

Bryce (003)

    Commander RNVR

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10110 posts
  • Location:West Los Angeles, California USA

Posted 09 April 2003 - 02:02 AM

Wow! Kind of awe inspiring to see it on the main page.

Mr. *, once we've all had our "days" posted, maybe we should have a special section for all of them in the archives.

Just a thought.

and my dear Xenobia - Wonderful article! If only my instruction in French had been so easy to put into focus.

I still know enough to order a martini, find a bathroom, start an international incident and get my face slapped....usually all at once;)

#17 zencat

zencat

    Commander GCMG

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 25814 posts
  • Location:Studio City, CA

Posted 09 April 2003 - 02:11 AM

Xen and Bryce, wonderful articles both!

#18 Bryce (003)

Bryce (003)

    Commander RNVR

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10110 posts
  • Location:West Los Angeles, California USA

Posted 09 April 2003 - 02:15 AM

Thank you my friend.

Expect a bottle waiting in your room on the Queen Mary;)

#19 clinkeroo

clinkeroo

    Commander

  • Crew
  • PipPip
  • 818 posts
  • Location:Detroit, home of the Purple Gang

Posted 09 April 2003 - 04:47 AM

Originally posted by ChandlerBing
Casino Royale is a very underrated piece of literature that needs to be discussed more and more in the public forums.  I tried to discuss doing a presentation of this book for my Lit class last fall at Southwestern.  I almost gagged when my teacher told me it wasn't appropriate.  I was made to do the Color Purple instead.


Alice Walker vs. Ian Fleming. Funny how few people you see reading Walker outside of the university environment. People always try to paint Fleming as a racist, but Walker seemed to be incapable of writing a black male character that had even a single redeeming quality.
I believe I'll have the opportunity to comment on some of the literary merits of Casino Royale, but it would have been fun to see an article on the critical reception of the novel. Fleming's literary camp loved it, but the liberal intelligentsia reacted as if they had been gut shot. Funny how this still gets played out fifty years later in schools and universities across the Western world.

#20 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 09 April 2003 - 08:40 PM

Originally posted by Jeff007
With all the translations in the 002 days of Casino Royale, what does "croupier" translate into english?
From the baccarat game.


That's a very good question. That word has come over to English, part and parcel. In other words, there really isn't a translation for it.

However, I have been informed of the meaning of that sentence Bond refers to as a vulgar way to say "We won't split hairs." It translates directly to "But let's not ******* the flies."

Thanks to Abdel for that!

It's nice to know that Bond will swear on occasion.

-- Xenobia

#21 Double-Oh-Zero

Double-Oh-Zero

    Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 3167 posts
  • Location:Ottawa, Ontario (via Brantford)

Posted 09 April 2003 - 09:39 PM

My congratulations to you all for doing such a splendid job with analyzing the great piece of literature that is Casino Royale.:) I'm actually doing an ISU (Independent Study Unit) right now in English on the novel Moonraker, so this really fits in well. Mr.*: your imagination and creativity astounded me. Ask for a desk job at MI6 when you retire.:) Xenobia: As a student who has been studying French for the past 5+ years, I still managed to learn a lot from your article that they don't teach us in class. Feel free to give my class a lesson sometime.:) And Bryce. Bryce, to say the least, most people agree that you're the answer to "Who is this guy?" when it comes to defining James Bond. Good work.:) Good job, guys, including the other staff members who aren't directly credited. Can't wait for the rest.

#22 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 10 April 2003 - 12:05 AM

John Cox has provided us with today’s installment. An excellent article about collecting the different versions Fleming’s first novel. Here it is:

The Collectible Casino

#23 Bryce (003)

Bryce (003)

    Commander RNVR

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10110 posts
  • Location:West Los Angeles, California USA

Posted 10 April 2003 - 01:48 AM

Originally posted by Double-Oh-Zero
...And Bryce. Bryce, to say the least, most people agree that you're the answer to "Who is this guy?" when it comes to defining James Bond. Good work.:)


Thanks.

I am proud to say that I am the Bond fan who lives the lifestyle the best that I can.

Maybe someone else can write the "Who is Bryce?" article;)

Zencat, great piece! Someday you've really got to sit down with me and review my own literary Bond collection so I can have an accurate appraisal.

As ever, fine fine work my friend.

#24 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 10 April 2003 - 02:46 AM

Zencat:

What can I say? Your article about the Collectible Casino Royale is all that I thought it would be and so much more!

I don't know what is more fascinating to me....your article, or trying to guess how many of those editions you own. :)

Very well done!

-- Xen

#25 zencat

zencat

    Commander GCMG

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 25814 posts
  • Location:Studio City, CA

Posted 10 April 2003 - 03:00 AM

Originally posted by Xenobia
I don't know what is more fascinating to me....your article, or trying to guess how many of those editions you own. :)

All of them and more. :)

#26 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 10 April 2003 - 03:12 AM

That's right Zen...make the other Xen jealous. Gee thanks. ;-)

Again, well done.

-- Xenobia

#27 zencat

zencat

    Commander GCMG

  • Commanding Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 25814 posts
  • Location:Studio City, CA

Posted 10 April 2003 - 03:12 AM

Thanks, doll. :)

#28 Xenobia

Xenobia

    Commander RNR

  • Veterans Reserve
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 9744 posts
  • Location:New York City

Posted 10 April 2003 - 03:40 AM

Originally posted by zencat
Thanks, doll. :)


*ahem* The name is Barbara. Not Barbie.

My figure is better than hers. I have prettier hair. And I can hold down a job.

Thank you very much.

:-D

(For those who are missing the tone, the above is sarcasm. :))

-- Xenobia

#29 Mister Asterix

Mister Asterix

    Commodore RNVR

  • The Admiralty
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 15519 posts
  • Location:38.6902N - 89.9816W

Posted 11 April 2003 - 12:48 AM

Today’s installment is an excellent article from Thomas Clink (known as clinkeroo in these forums). Here is the link:

The Royale Treatment: Casino Royale As Literature

Many, many thanks to Thomas for taking so much time and writing a very informative article.

#30 jwheels

jwheels

    Lt. Commander

  • Veterans
  • PipPipPip
  • 1021 posts
  • Location:Bothell, WA

Posted 11 April 2003 - 01:30 AM

Are Earl Stanley Gardner, Dashiell Hammett, and Mickey Spillane's novels still in print?

Also, I think these articles so far are superb, and am looking foward to reading the final two




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users