Casino Royale : Preview

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  1. M.E.H.Z.E.B

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    My Casino Royale Preview:

    http://www.thedailystar.net/rising/2005/12/02/center.htm

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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Mehzeb R. Chowdhury[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British spy introduced by writer Ian Fleming in his 1953 novel “Casino Royale”. Fleming wrote numerous novels and short stories based upon the character and, after his death in 1964, further literary adventures were written by Kingsley Amis, John Pearson, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, and Charlie Higson. In addition, Christopher Wood wrote two screenplays, and other authors have also written various unofficial permutations of the character.[/FONT]​
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]James Bond is best known for the EON Productions film series. Twenty official and two unofficial films have been made of this character. Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman produced most of the official films up until 1974. His daughter, Barbara Broccoli, and his stepson, Michael G. Wilson, carried on the production duties since 1995. To date, Bond has been portrayed in the official series by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, and Pierce Brosnan.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The history of the character is actually quite fascinating. Here are some unknown facts about Agent 007 that you may not know. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]James Bond is the son of a Scottish father, Andrew Bond, and a Swiss mother, Monique Delacroix, both of whom died in a mountain climbing accident in the Aiguilles Rogues, when Bond was 11 years old. James went to live with his Aunt, Miss Charmian Bond, in Kent. Bond left school when he was 17 years old and joined the Ministry of Defence. He briefly attended Eton College starting at the age of 12, but was expelled after two halves when a scandal with one of his maids came to light. After Eton, Bond attended and continued his education in the prestigious Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland. [/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Bond joined the British Royal Navy's Volunteer Reserve, from which he emerged with the rank of Commander before joining MI6.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Ian Fleming often described James Bond's physical resemblance to singer Hoagy Carmichael. Actor Timothy Dalton is also said to most closely resemble this description. In the novels, Bond's physical description has generally been consistent: a three-inch, vertical scar on his left cheek (a fact that has been erased from the movies), blue-grey eyes, short-cut dark hair - a shadow of which falls on his forehead, and a faint scar on the back of one of his hands. Although licensed to kill, Bond dislikes killing. He resorts to flippant jokes and off-hand remarks when it comes to violence. Nonetheless, James Bond kills when needed, and commits acts that may be murder in some circumstances. Bond is famous for drinking vodka martinis, and is an expert gambler. Fleming named James Bond after an ornithologist of the same name who had written “A Field Guide to the Birds of the West Indies”. Fleming, a keen birdwatcher, was in Jamaica with a copy of Bond's field guide when he chose the name for the lead character. Fleming drew inspiration for the Bond character from his personal life. The author was known for his glamorous and licentious lifestyle. He was also inspired by his contemporaries in British Intelligence during World War II, specifically events that were purported to have taken place at the Estoril Casino in Portugal where spies of warring regimes mingled with European royalty. The atmosphere inspired Fleming's imagination and set the scene for his very first Bond novel, Casino Royale. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In the 1990's, Sony Pictures in joint collaboration with Columbia Pictures decided to make a serious adaptation of Casino Royale and had also announced plans to produce its own Bond series, but these plans were abandoned when Sony signed an agreement with MGM in 1999, giving up its rights to the James Bond character. Included in the settlement Sony traded the rights to Casino Royale for MGM's partial-rights to Spider-Man. After MGM's acquisition of the film's rights there was speculation that a movie version would be produced. Quite recently, EON Productions, has officially announced that the next 007 movie will be Casino Royale. Martin Campbell (GoldenEye) will direct the film and the screenplay has been composed by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. David Arnold will be composing the film's soundtrack, as he has done for the last three Bond films. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]After one of the most publicized casting processes in film history, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Eon Productions formally announced that, as early reports suggested, English actor Daniel Craig has been cast as the sixth big-screen James Bond. Daniel Craig's screen credits include Layer Cake, Road to Perdition, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Sylvia and Enduring Love. Meanwhile Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover has been cast as one of the villains of the movie, and Angelina Jolie is said to have landed the role of Bond girl Vesper Lynd. The film will be produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. Casino Royale is due for release worldwide on November 17, 2006. It will be filmed in the Czech Republic, the Bahamas, Italy and the UK.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The original storyline:
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    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]In “Casino Royale”, Russian spy, Le Chiffre, needs an exorbitant 50 million francs to restore KGB funds, which he had lost through an ill-advised investment in a chain of brothels. Agent 007 lives an intensely hard lifestyle, and he's known to be the best gambler in the Service. He's therefore assigned to play with Le Chiffre at the baccarat tables of the Casino Royale, in the French Riviera, and stop him from winning the 50 million francs.[/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]James Bond must face Le Chiffre alone at the baccarat table, but he has his own team of assistants: Rene' Mathis of the French branch, American CIA agent Felix Leiter, and the beautiful Vesper Lynd of the S branch of British Intelligence. Vesper is officially the very first Bond girl - and she utterly mesmerizes our master spy. Vesper's an intriguing Bond Girl, though. Her fateful role exacts a twisted surprise ending, which inevitably sets the tone and atmosphere of Bond's future relationships with women. This is perhaps the only story of the series wherein Bond takes a good, hard look at the moral portents of his profession. This story does not own any of the qualities that could easily be made into a movie. But there's plenty of tension, an array of action, and quite a lot of romance. However the tension is mainly in the climatic card game. The action is definitely intense as well. One segment includes a harrowing torture scene which should not be witnessed by the squeamish. All in all, Casino Royale is the perfect beginning to the James Bond legend, and it should make an excellent movie, if, Daniel Craig, and the rest of his co-stars can shine.[/FONT]
     
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    This is a good read for newcomers and those wanting to brush up on their 007 knowledge. Nice!

    Edit: This is actually more of an introduction than a preview.
     
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    Thats a really nice piece Mehz :up:
     
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    Gooodie Now I Know Who Bond Is
     
  5. M.E.H.Z.E.B

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    Thanks bro :)
     
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    Nice work!
     
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    nice touch, I knew 007's past.
     
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    Sorry to nit-pick, but the actor playing Le Chiffre is Mads Mikkelsen. :(
     
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    One of the villains... not particularly Le Chiffre... plus, its an old article.
     
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    My mistake. Although Gulshan Grover was rumored to be cast as Le Chiffre (or one of the villains), he has no involvement with Casino Royale.
     
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    Point taken.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Wow. Brings back fond memories. :rolleyes:
     

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