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Old November 29th 06, 10:40   #11
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Re: Casino Royale

I love David Arnold, Chirs Cornell and his Audioslave / Soundgarden stuff, I just felt the song was less than the sum of its parts. And I really, really like Bond themes. The movie certianly made up for it though...
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Old December 2nd 06, 00:46   #12
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Saw it today .. it was quite good, in spite of the morons that run the movie theatre, that put a break into the middle of the movie .. and forgot that this was the English screening, and continued with the German audio after the break.

The title sequence was awesome. Not too big on the song .. though I like lots of Chris Cornell's stuff, it just felt a bit .. flat somehow. Lots of loud, no soul, no melody.

Craig is butt ugly, and doesn't look like James Bond .. but his performance was quite .. unique.

Definitely better than any recent Bond movies I've seen at least.

... only thing that really bugged me .. okay, I know that geographical consitency and the such isn't really a James Bond thing. But having street signs telling you which district of Prague you were in in Montenegro was pushing it a bit .. as was the endless amount of signs in the background and the such with Czech lettering on it(GAH, it's not even the right alphabet!). Hell, even the police cars had Czech lettering on them! .. it seems like their Montenegro was .. one Montenegran flag and a set of Montenegran arm patches for the police officers

... I guess it might have been less annoying for people that have not been to the questions in country (one of them at least, in my case) .. for me though, it was a bit much though
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Old December 2nd 06, 01:34   #13
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The title sequence was awesome. Not too big on the song .. though I like lots of Chris Cornell's stuff, it just felt a bit .. flat somehow. Lots of loud, no soul, no melody.

The song was not a traditional James Bond song. I missed the naked girls doing gymnastics.
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Old December 4th 06, 19:07   #14
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Craig is butt ugly, and doesn't look like James Bond .. but his performance was quite .. unique.
read the books if you haven't already, daniel craig isn't ugly enough.
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Old December 4th 06, 20:57   #15
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Re: Casino Royale

I think there's a point to the no naked girls doing gymnastics. Bond isn't quite at the point where women are entirely objects. Yes he sees them as pleasures and not pursuits... but his cynicism hasn't fully taken hold... I shall say no more lest others have yet to see it.
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Craig is butt ugly, and doesn't look like James Bond .. but his performance was quite .. unique.
read the books if you haven't already, daniel craig isn't ugly enough.
admittedly, I haven't. My definition of what Bond should look like is based on prior movie Bonds
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Old December 5th 06, 12:19   #17
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This Wikipedia page has a drawing of Bond commissioned by Ian Fleming himself (so therefore, one would imagine, quite close to how IF sees him) to assist those drawing a comic strip version of the stories for the Daily Express.
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Old December 6th 06, 07:11   #18
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That drawing is the spitting image of Clive Owen! He was considered for Bond, but didn't get the part. I would have liked to see him get it. I haven't seen Casino Royale yet, but it does sound good.
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Old December 6th 06, 13:08   #19
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i would have liked to have seen him get it too, but if you look at his best performance and craigs you have owen in croupier, and craig in layer cake, craig's performance was so much better, and he did get the job because barbara broccoli saw him in it and said that our new bond.
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Shame, as I would have liked Owen too. It is hard to fault Craig's performance though...
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