Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Felix Leiter. Felix Leiter was sitting two places to the right of Bond in the poker game, and once Bond had lost his money, Felix offered to buy him back in. This was because Felix was losing chips and knew that Bond was better than him and could beat Le Chiffre. Felix needed to beat Le Chiffre, in order to get the CIA to bring him in with charges of financing terrorism, so he bought Bond back in so that they could both accomplish what they came there to do.
To become a 00 in MI6. At the very beginning of the film, we saw James Bond and Dryden talking to each other about Bond's record. Dryden noticed that he had no kills on his record, however James had killed Dryden's contact by shooting him in a bathroom. After Dryden had been told of his contact's death, he said 'Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry. The second is... '. Bond shot him, giving him two kills and becoming an official 00.
Omega. We learned this when Vesper first met James on the train. It seemed they were having an intelligence contest, to see which of them knew more about the other by just looking at them. Vesper thought that he would be wearing an Rolex watch because of his character. James replied 'Omega', suggesting that she was wrong. However it was an expensive watch, so in some ways she was also right about him.
The Dealer. Ten poker players played, which included James Bond and Le Chiffre. The winnings were as high as $150 million, so James and Le Chiffre obviously wanted to win. James had to win the money to stop Le Chiffre from financing terrorists; if James lost then the English government would be directly financing terrorism. It was an all or nothing game. James was seated next to the dealer, and directly opposite Le Chiffre.
Bahamas. Mr Dimitrios had gambled his car in a small stakes poker game at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas. James Bond had the right cards and won the car. When he came to collect it he met Solange. When they drove off, you clearly saw 'Bahamas' written at the bottom the the plate.
Solange. Solange was married to Mr. Dimitrios, who was playing a part in the big bomb plan. James had to stop this bomb from going off, therefore began to seduce Dimitrios' wife in order to find out where he was going. Later on in the film, Solange was found tortured for information and killed.
Left. During the film, at various stages you could see Le Chiffre's eye weep blood. One specific scene where this occurred was when he lost the poker game at the Casino Royale to Bond, and he knew that he would be killed as he had failed to win some money to pay the terrorists back, after losing their money in the stock market.
Skewered. When James first met Vesper it was on a train. Vesper had come to tell James that the English Treasury had agreed to stake him in the poker game at Casino Royale. Through various banter, Vesper asked James how his lamb was, and he replied, 'Skewered. One sympathizes.' This friendly banter between the two, created huge chemistry.
The Cold War. At the beginning, when M found out about James shooting up the Namibian embassy, she was less than impressed. She wanted to know where Bond was and looked angry when walking with her assistant - this was when she said, 'I miss the Cold War.'
"The name's Bond...James Bond.". Bond turns up to finish off the mysterious Mr. White, who pops up intermittently throughout the film. I think he is involved in the kidnapping of Vesper's boyfriend, so that she would double-cross Bond for the poker winnings.
"Please, allow me", comes from near the end of the film where White's men threaten to kill Vesper to stop Bond following them. He knows she's double-crossing him so offers to do it himself.
"The house always wins" doesn't come from any Bond film that I know of but it seemed a possible last line!
"That last hand almost killed me" is what Bond says when he returns to the poker table, after recovering from having his drink poisoned - a typically cheesy Bond-ism! Anyway, the last line was a classic to end a modern classic.
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|Le Chiffre delivers a beating to Bond but he is shot and Bond is rescued and sent to recuperate. When Vesper visits him, she says that if only two things were left of him, he would still be more of a man than any man she has ever met. What are the two things?||"Casino Royale" - Bond Begins...
His smile and his little finger. Bond then replies with a fairly standard 007 innuendo which I'm not going to put here! I thought that this comment from Vesper indicated that after his awful whipping from Le Chiffre, maybe Bond is now less of a man in an anatomical sense. It seems to hint at this but he never has any trouble with the ladies in any other Bond films so maybe I'm thinking too much about it.
Algerian. Bond recognizes the design as being an Algerian love knot. We know that someone close to Vesper's heart gave her the necklace but we don't realize the importance of their relationship until the very end of the film, when M reveals that her kidnapped boyfriend is French-Algerian.
|After foiling the plot to blow up the Skyfleet plane, Bond has to beat a shady character called Le Chiffre in a poker game. He asks the bartender to make up a cocktail for him that quickly becomes popular around the table. What does Bond decide to call it?||"Casino Royale" - Bond Begins...
The Vesper. Vesper asks if it's called this because it "leaves a bitter aftertaste" but Bond assures her that it's because "once you've tasted it, that's all you want to drink." This is slightly cheesy but Bond films always have been!
|For the eagle-eyed among you, who provides a blink-and-you-miss-it cameo in the neighboring metal detector, when the suspected bomber goes through airport security checks?||"Casino Royale" - Bond Begins...
Richard Branson. The owner of the Virgin company is briefly viewed in the right-hand metal detector. He has obviously honed his acting skills recently, as this is the second time I've seen him in a blockbuster this year - the first time being in "Superman Returns". Maybe he's the secret ingredient to box-office success.
"Bodyworld's" exhibition. "Bodyworld's" displays real human corpses in various ways so that you can see everything inside - eeeurgh! Bond has to kill Dimitrios here and then follows the man who picked up the bag back to the airport.
|Bond gets up to all kinds of mischief in the Bahamas, including bashing a very expensive car when it's owner took him to be a parking valet and seducing his mark's wife. He also manages to win a lot of money at a poker game, as well as his mark's (Dimitrios) Aston Martin. What else does he ask for as Dimitrios hands over the keys?||"Casino Royale" - Bond Begins...
The valet ticket. Bond takes practically everything Dimitrios has! Later on, his wife (Solange) tells Bond that Dimitrios is taking the last flight to Miami. What could he be up to? Bond leaves her with some champagne and caviar and follows Dimitrios back to Miami.
That "M" is actually her initial.. We don't find out what it stands for, as she threatens to kill him if he says it! It couldn't be that bad, surely? Anyway, Bond uses her laptop to trace the text message sent to Mollaka's phone. Then off he goes to the Bahamas, to spy on the man who sent the text.
|We then see Bond trailing a contact in Madagascar, who runs off when he realises he's being followed. What is the name of the actor who does all the amazing free-running scenes?||"Casino Royale" - Bond Begins...
Sebastien Foucan. The free-running (also known as parkour) sequence is really exciting as Bond chases Mollaka (Foucan) all over a building site and into the embassy. There is a great contrast as Mollaka throws himself through small gaps and Bond just bursts through the walls instead. David Belle is the founder of parkour and Jerome Ben Aoues filmed "Jump London" with Foucan where they practiced their art all over the city. I couldn't think of anyone else so I put Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards in - Britain's first Olympic ski-jumper. He was hopeless, but that's why we loved him.
Dryden. You see the rather graphic flashback of Bond killing Dryden's contact in a bathroom, right at the start of the film. This gives you a clue that it's not going to be a very light-hearted affair! Bond then shoots Dryden for selling national secrets. This is his second kill which elevates him to "00" status.
Dryden: "Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn't worry, the second is..."
Bond shoots him.
Bond: "Yes, considerably."
(Quotation from IMDB.com)
Mr. White. We first see Mr. White near the beginning of the movie, introducing Le Chiffre to the terrorists. He later shows up when Bond is being tortured by Le Chiffre. Here he kills Le Chiffre, after making a comment about having to be able to trust people within their organization. It is Mr. White whom Vesper is seen with, handing over the money, and it is he whom Bond tracks down through Vesper's phone, at the very end of the movie.
She drowns in the elevator when the house sinks.. A phone call from M and a strange text message make Bond suspicious of Vesper. He finds that she has taken the money from the poker winnings out of the bank and follows her to a very suspicious meeting in a floating house in Venice. Bond is spotted, and gunfire ensues. Bond shoots the air pontoons keeping the house afloat, and it begins to sink. Vesper is trapped in the elevator when this happens and Bond attempts to rescue her. She resists being rescued and deliberately inhales water, subsequently drowning. We later find out from M that she was only handing over the money because the bad guys had kidnapped her boyfriend and were threatening to kill him.
|Le Chiffre's loss to Bond at poker makes him desperate to get his hands on the money. He kidnaps Vesper and Bond sets off in hot pursuit. How is Bond captured?||Casino Royale (2006)
He crashes his car to avoid running over Vesper.. As Bond drives over a hill, at a fairly high speed, he sees Vesper bound and lying in the middle of the road. When he swerves the car to avoid her, he ends up rolling the car an amazing seven times. This stunt was effected through the use of an air-powered cannon, which was located behind the car's driver seat. Three Aston Martins (each valued at $300,000) were totaled in the shooting of the scene.
|During the second half of the poker game, Le Chiffre makes an attempt to eliminate Bond as a contestant by arranging to have Bond's drink poisoned. Bond recognizes the signs, tries to purge himself of the poison and then heads to his car where he can connect with a team back in Britain. Bond connects himself to a defibrillator but is unable to make it work, due to a loose connection, and his heart stops. Who reconnects the loose plug and presses the button to restart Bond's heart?||Casino Royale (2006)
Vesper Lynd. Vesper finds him dead in the car and acts quickly, saving his life. Everyone wants Bond to go to the hospital, but he insists on returning to the game, much to Le Chiffre's surprise. Bond's casual comment of "Very sorry...that last hand nearly killed me." is classic Bond.
|After he loses the first ten million to Le Chiffre, Bond is given the option of buying back into the game. Who stakes him this time, providing the additional money?||Casino Royale (2006)
Felix Leiter. After Bond recklessly loses the first ten million, Vesper refuses to release any additional money, so Bond is effectively out of the game. Felix Leiter, who identifies himself to Bond as a CIA agent, learns this and offers to provide Bond with the necessary cash. Leiter does this because he realizes that Bond is the only one who has a chance of defeating Le Chiffre, which is, in fact, what happens.
|When Le Chiffre sets up the high stakes poker game, it is determined that Bond is the best poker player in the organization and therefore must be entered into the game. Who provides the ten million dollar buy-in amount?||Casino Royale (2006)
British Treasury. Ten million is wired into Bond's personal account, with an additional five million available if the risk is deemed a good one. Vesper Lynd is sent as the Treasury's personal representative, to keep her eye on the proceedings and make that determination.
|Le Chiffre contracts Dimitrios to arrange for the bombing of the Skyfleet prototype airplane. Why does Le Chiffre want the plane blown up?||Casino Royale (2006)
He wants to drive down the stock value.. Le Chiffre has taken the money entrusted to him by the terrorists and has short sold the stock of the airline (which is the same as betting that the stock will decrease in value). Having the prototype blown up will ensure that the stock value plummets, making a fortune for Le Chiffre. When Bond prevents the plane from being blown up, he foils Le Chiffres plan and leaves him in the unenviable position of owing literally millions of dollars to the terrorist organizations that he provides banking services for. This is why Le Chiffre sets up the high stakes poker game - to try and win that money back.
|After winning all of his money and his beautiful car in a poker game, Bond takes Dimitrios' wife, Solange, back to his cabin for a possible romantic interlude. What is Solange doing when Bond first notices her?||Casino Royale (2006)
riding a white horse on the beach. Solange is seen riding a beautiful white horse along the beach, being chased by laughing children. A very buff looking Bond emerges from the sea and watches her dismount in front of her house. She notices him too, making his later seduction of her a sure thing. Unfortunately the need to pursue her husband takes priority, and instead of the obviously desired seduction, Solange is left with champagne and caviar for one.
|Le Chiffre provides banking services to terrorist organizations. He takes care of their money and makes it accessible to them anywhere in the world. Le Chiffre has an unusual physical characteristic. What is it?||Casino Royale (2006)
He weeps blood from his left eye.. The first time we witness this phenomenon is aboard Le Chiffre's yacht, where he is playing poker with some Asian guests. During the big poker game, after Bond has returned to the table in a clean shirt, Le Chiffre taunts Bond about the game making him sweat. Bond's retort of, "A little. But I won't consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood." certainly hits home.
|After Bond acquires his 00 status, we see him and another agent staking out a man whom they are supposed to apprehend. This man is part of a crowd watching and betting on a contest between two animals. What animals are involved in the contest?||Casino Royale (2006)
a snake and a mongoose. The contest between the snake, which is a cobra, and the mongoose takes place in the middle of a dirt road. Bond is watching from a distance through binoculars, and the second agent is ringside with the mark. The second agent reveals himself by touching his earpiece every time Bond speaks to him, and the suspect takes off, leading Bond on a merry chase. The contest between the snake and the mongoose is disrupted when the second agent is pushed, by the fleeing suspect, into the middle of the battlefield.
|Bond and Carlos engage mano-a-mano at the airport, with the latter seeming to finally get the upper hand. Does Carlos succeed in finally blowing up the airliner?||Casino Royale
no. Though the fuel truck Carlos drives makes it to its final destination, underneath the Skyfleet airliner, the detonation device he has set under the truck has been cleverly removed by Bond. Bond has not only detached the device from the fuel truck, he has managed to attach it to Carlos' clothing. Ouch, Carlos!
|What company has designed the airliner that is set to be destroyed by Dimitrios' associate Carlos?||Casino Royale
Skyfleet. The new, state-of-the-art airliner, that is Carlos' target, is none other than a Virgin Atlantic Airbus A340-600. Carlos has been instructed to destroy the airliner so that Skyfleet's stock will tank, making a fortune for the mysterious Le Chiffre who is shorting the company's stock.