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Casino Royale 2006


Casino Royale 2006

Casino Royale 2006 is a Spy film with a space connection which was released in 2006 and is directed by Martin Campbell. The film's theme tune is 'You Know My Name' and was sung by Chris Connell.

Casino Royale was the first James Bond Book that Ian Fleming got published in 1953. The first attempt at turning the story into a film came about in 1954 which was an American version of it. James Bond became Jimmy Bond C.I.A. agent and Felix Leiter became a British Intelligence officer. The plot still revolved around bringing down Le Chiffre in a high stakes poker game.

The film starts in black and white, the EON Production that features black and white footage. The scenes show how James Bond got his licence; he had to kill two people. The first was a MI6 section chief who was accused of selling secrets to a hostile organisation and the organisation's contact.

Le Chiffre arrives with Mr. White at a meeting with a freedom fighters headquarters in a rain forest. Although it is not said, there are strong indications that the character is based on Joseph Kony a leader in the guerrilla organisation Lord's Resistance Army which is fighting in Uganda. Mr. White and Le Chiffre agree to look after his money.

James Bond is on assignment in Madagascar following a terrorist suspect when the surveillance goes wrong and he has to chase him through a construction site and into a fictional countries embassy. James Bond ends up killing the suspect and blowing up oil drums to make his escape with the suspects ruck sack.

M is livid with James Bond and after finding him in her home, tells the blunt instrument as she calls him to go hide. He uses the information that he gained from the suspect he killed in Madagascar using satellite technology to an exclusive beach resort in the Bahamas and flies out to investigate further.

The suspect he has tracked down is Alex Dimitrios, an associate of Le Chiffre. James Bond makes himself known to Alex by playing him at cards and winning money and a car off Alex. James Bond also makes acquaintances with Solange, Alex's wife. James Bond manages to work his magic with Solange and before they know it, he making love with her. When James Bond discovers Alex is leaving the country, he follows Dimitrious to Miami where Alex is setting in motion a plan to blow up the largest plane ever created, the Skyfleet airliner. Alex has hired someone to smash an oil tanker into the aircraft and blow it up. Le Chiffre had bet against the market, hoping the stock would go down. Le Chiffre was shorting the business. James Bond manages to prevent the oil tanker from exploding but he gets himself arrested. At the airport, blink and you miss him, Sir Richard Branson; the British Billionaire makes an appearance as someone being patted down after setting off the security alarm.

After a few diplomatic discussions of which we never get to see, James Bond returns to the Bahamas and the Dimitrios home. Solange has been killed. M tells Bond that Le Chiffre is doing a high stakes poker game at the Casino Royale in Montenegro to win back his money and he's going there as part of a syndicate to win the money.

On the train to Montenegro, he meets Vesper Lynd from the British Treasury where they don't exactly hit it off.

The poker game takes place over two days where during that time, he is nearly killed twice. One attempt is by the Joseph Kony with a sword as they fight down flights of stairs. The other attempt is by Le Chiffre attempting to poison James Bond. In both attempts, Vesper Lynd is able to help him out. In the poisoning, Vesper Lynd repairs the damaged defibrillator and in the other, she manages to help disarm the man with the sword.

Midway through the game, James Bond manages to lose all the money the British Government had given him. He is loaned the money by Felix Leiter of the CIA who help him out.

'At the end of the game, James Bond has won all the money and Le Chiffre having lost all his money is fearful of his life.

James Bond and Vesper Lynd celebrate with a meal where afterwards, James Bond realises that his fellow agent Mathis is working with Le Chiffre and races after Vesper Lynd who has been captured. After chasing after the car that Vesper Lynd was in, he careers off the road and is knocked unconscious. Le Chiffre appears and takes Bond away to be tortured. Midway through the torturing, Mr White turns up and kills Le Chiffre and spares both Vesper Lynd and Bond.

James Bond is rescued and recuperates with Vesper Lynd before travelling to Venice on a break. It soon turns out that Vesper Lynd plans to give the money to the terrorist organisation and James Bond heads off to stop the transfer in a derelict building. James Bond is able to kill Mr White's henchmen but is unable to recover the money. Vesper Lynd commit suicide by drowning.

James Bond visits Mr Whites home and shoots him in the leg before uttering his famous catchphrase, 'The name's Bond, James Bond.'


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