The OHMSS casino reflection shot is my all-time favourite, and not just a triumph of cinematography but also one of editing, music and, erm, probably visual effects or whatever as well. One of the most beautiful and sophisticated moments in the series, and a truly classic image that just says "Bond".
CASINO ROYALE is full of excellent shots: the child running through the rain, the close up of the cocktail glasses, and that first - somehow very "iconic" (whatever that means - you know what I'm talking about even if I don't
) - shot of Le Chiffre*, being three that spring to mind immediately. Overall, I'd say that CR is the best-shot Bond film, despite stiff competition from OHMSS and YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE, in particular.
And even though, on paper, it's nothing to get excited about, the first shot of THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN is very beautiful, setting a romantic, mysterious, exotic atmosphere that envelops the film throughout (in my book, at least).
*ETA: Oh, and how could I forget the shot of Valenka looking out over the hotel room balcony as Le Chiffre comes in? So mysterious, so Cold War espionage-y, so.... it has a je ne sais quoi
(That's enough pretentious gushing
- Ed.). Seriously, though, CR is a real visual delight and Phil Meheux definitely deserves a heck of a lot of praise for his huge contribution to this masterpiece of a Bond film.