Jump to content

This is a read only archive of the old forums
The new CBn forums are located at https://quarterdeck.commanderbond.net/


Favourite Casino Scene

122 replies to this topic

#121 Vauxhall



  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 10744 posts
  • Location:London, UK

Posted 13 January 2015 - 01:39 AM

DR NO's casino scene almost occupies a parallel universe in what it represents, and how well it introduces the character.


Looking beyond that, you could pretty much make a convincing case for any of the others. Despite other obvious inconsistencies through the series, the casino scenes are fairly strong as a rule.


My favourites: SKYFALL is incredibly atmospheric; THUNDERBALL has a tremendously tense face-off; GOLDENEYE reminded everybody who and what Bond was after a six-year hiatus. 

#122 DaveBond21



  • Veterans
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 18026 posts
  • Location:Sydney, Australia (but from the UK)

Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:20 AM

It looks as if Dr No's casino scene takes place in exactly the same Pinewood stage as the MI6 dining room in Goldfinger, when Bond, M and Colonel Smithers discuss gold.

#123 sharpshooter



  • Executive Officers
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 8996 posts

Posted 14 January 2015 - 01:31 AM

Thunderball remains my favourite casino scene. Elegance and danger ebbing under the surface, with Connery simply ice cool. Skyfall had a terrific casino sequence. Especially the chat with Severine and toasting the guards with his martini. That whole segment took its time and built the tension and atmosphere.