Casino Royale

Corrected entry: When Mata arrives in Berlin, East and West are shown side by side with the wall separating them. In reality there was a 100 meter wide no-mans' land between 2 walls. Breaking a hole in the wall, as shown when Mata is leaving, would not allow dozens of East Germans to easily escape to the West. (01:09:00)


Correction: It's a joke.

Corrected entry: While photographing Evelyn Tremble, Ms Lynd says she's going to use a 500th at f2. With normal indoor lighting and with no flash, that is not at all appropriate. (00:55:15)


Correction: You don't have enough information to make the call. To decide whether 1/500 at f2 is 'appropriate' you must know the film speed - its ASA rating. At ASA100 1/500 will be underexposed at f2, but at ASA1000 it will be overexposed under the conditions we see. If she is using ASA600 low speed film I'd expect her to get a pretty good result, particularly if she was using black and white film.

Corrected entry: Early in the film, James Bond (David Niven) is in the grounds of his mansion with some dignitaries. The army, hidden nearby, attack his house with missiles. The first shell destroys the house, it is then seen in perfect condition, and the next shell destroys it again. (00:11:24)

Correction: There are 2 buildings on James' grounds. The main house (yellow with steps leading to it) and the building with the piano room in it (orange with no steps). The piano building is blown up first and the main house can be seen behind Bond, intact. Then the main house is blown up.


Visible crew/equipment: When Mimi is escaping from the castle and swinging on the drain pipes, the wire holding the whole lot up is visible. (00:29:10)


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Trivia: During the "torture of the mind" sequence, one of the bagpipers stops Peter Sellers and asks him if he is Richard Burton, to which Sellers responds, "No, I'm Peter O'Toole." The piper then says, "Then you're the finest man who ever breathed." The piper in question is Peter O'Toole in a cameo, and the exchange is a two-fold reference to the 1965 film "What's New Pussycat?", which starred both O'Toole and Sellers: first, Richard Burton had a cameo in that film and had a similarly surreal exchange with Peter O'Toole; and second, there is a dialogue between O'Toole and Sellers in that film where Sellers says O'Toole is the "finest man who ever breathed."

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Question: At the beginning, M and agents representing the USA, Soviet Union and France try to convince James Bond to come out of retirement. Bond steadfastly refuses; whereupon, M lights his cigar as a signal for British troops in the distance to destroy Bond's estate with mortar fire (M is accidentally killed in the mortar attack). But what was the purpose of destroying Bond's estate? Wouldn't that action only drive Bond further away from rejoining the spy corps? Why would the British government go to such lengths to punish Bond? And then why did Bond return to the secret service, anyway, after such treachery?

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Given that this is a comedy, the thinking was probably "Well, we'll just blow up your retirement so you've got no choice but to come out of it."

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