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History at your fingertips. Sign up here to see what happened On This Day , every day in your inbox! Edit Casino Royale Showing all 4 items. US version is cut in the toilet fight and the stairwell fight scene to secure a PG rating. In the later, Obanno's henchmen hitting the ground and Obanno crashing into the glass window are the most obvious cuts.
However, additional punches, elbows, and shoving are removed and the struggle at the bottom of the stairwell was heavily shortened. The music score has also been remixed to accommodate the edits, and alternate footage used to smooth over some of the edits. The initial UK releases have minor edits in the torture scene to secure a commercially lucrative 12 certificate: Le Chiffre draping the rope over Bond's shoulder, saying "Such a waste" and then removing it was cut for being "a little too sexual" according to director Martin Campbell.
The rope swinging twice under the chair was shortened to one swing. A close-up of Bond's grimacing face during the second whipping was cut the two-shot of both characters that precedes and follows this close-up in the uncut version was extended to fill the gap. The uncut version was passed with a 15 certificate in and is available on Blu-ray. The German version is cut in the scene where a terrorist kills a fuelling vehicle driver at the airport.
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It had no hope of being more graphic and keeping it's PG The humor in this scene is actually very accurate-- It is called Ganzer Syndrome Using humor and positive thinking to "re-frame" a situation is actually taught as a military escape and evasion technique.
It is because I read the book before seeing the film and I was disappointed because as close as the script hewed to the book once reaching the casino, the final encounter with le Chiffre was very different. In the book, Le Chiffre is rather condescending towards Bond, calling him "my dear boy" a chapter title and telling Bond the game of Red Indians is over and that he has stumbled into a game for grownups.
The whole ritual of Le Chiffre sitting down and pouring then drinking coffee while explaining how Bond was an amateur using childish hiding places and there was no rescue coming then describing how Bond would be tortured would have fit in well with the premise that the film is a reboot and Bond is in the beginning of his career. Then that last line in the chapter as he reaches for the knife on the table "Say goodbye to it, Bond".
Not having that made part of the film was more disappointing than I realized and ended up coloring my judgement. Has anyone else felt this way? Mads, who appears to be roughly DC's age, would have looked very odd calling him "My dear boy" and telling him that he's in a game for grown-ups. They also set up Le Chiffre as more desperate in the film than he is, or at least lets on, in the book.
Unlike in the novel, in the film we see that he is in very real danger the confrontation with Obanno. So that will color how they depict the torture scene. Because after that level of danger, it would have been jarring to see him as calm and confident. Of the two versions of the scene, I have no favorite. Both have their strengths: the novel in portraying absolute fear and pain; the film for giving us one of the most painful laughs in the history of cinema.
That said, I actually preferred the final line of the film--"I will take from you what you seem not to value"--to the line in the book, which to me is fairly generic and not as insulting. Posted 11 May - AM Thanks for your reply. Craig was not portraying Bond at the beginning of the character's career as a spy. He was portraying Bond at the beginning of the character's career as "an 00 agent". Big difference. Bond had been with MI-6 for quite some time before he joined the 00 Section.
At least in the movie. The movie, on the other hand, impressed me. Posted 11 May - AM The novel's torture scene is vastly superior to the movie's. Edited by blackjack60, 11 May - AM. It would have been very easy to insert some modern torture device and call it even, but they went with the closest thing to the novel how many people would have actually known what a carpet beater was?
It worked in the film version of GF, subsituting the laser, which was new at the time, for the spinning buzz saw, which was the stuff of movie serials by then. Fleming's passage was masterful. It really gave you the creeps. But the film version worked as well. Especially having Bond use his wits to bide his time. That is the one scene where it was clear that Flewming was being influenced by the film character.
The torture scenes have never really been filmed. The Brooklyn stomping in DAF. The blowtorch in Moonraker. The films have generally stayed away from them. Posted 11 May - AM 4. Doesn't he explain it right after saying, "because," even? He states that because Le Chiffre has sealed his fate in this moment because Bond's not telling him anything and his clientele will come and kill him.
Le Chiffre then makes it quite clear to Bond that Bond is mistaken, though, and it's a nice turn of dialogue, leaving Bond utterly defeated. Well, I've never been in such pain, and I don't think any of us have - Fleming included - but the torture isn't as drawn out and as long as it is in Fleming's pages. The movie's torture scene was as shocking and brutal and suggestive as it could have been and still be a huge success.
Commander Veterans posts Location: New Jersey. Posted 11 May - AM In my opinion, both torture scenes worked. The one in the novel worked better for a Fleming novel, while the one in the movie works better for an EON movie. IO have to agree with about all you said. I was buoyed up by the possibility of actually seeing the scene as it was in the book where I think Le Chiffre is more menacing. The little atmospherics Fleming described of the light of the dawn through the venetian blinds, the table and glass coffee cup and the knife and carpet beater plus the pool growing under the chair.
It just wasn't the same in the film. In the film Le Chiffre is a little to desperate and his comments about being taken in my MI6 even with Bond dead seemed a little hollow. The other thing that disappointed me was putting a cloud over Mathis who in the books is as good a friend to Bond as Felix Leiter.
Thanks for replying. Commander Veterans posts Location: Texas. I think you have hit the nail on the head. I couldn't express it any better. The book's version of this scene was very eery and impressive. I didn't think the "You died scratching my balls" thing was stupid, but very funny.
Ah, but I think the same effect was achieved by Mads when he reminded Bond that even if he didn't talk and was killed, MI6 would still give Le Chiffre sanctuary, thus crushing Bond's bravado and his hope of escaping as well. I didn't see Bond as being able to triumph over pain in the film. It only got worse after the "itch" bit. And Bond had no reason to hope that it would end after having his hopes crushed by "the big picture" as I said, as well as any other time before Mr.
But by then, he had blacked out from the pain of the torture, rather than the carving as in the book. I thought they did as well as any PG film treatment could have made it. But don't get me wrong, the literary scene is indeed more brutal, and in that scene at least, the general rule of thumb of the Fleming novels being superior to their adaptations stands firm. Commander Veterans posts Location: Under the sea. Posted 11 May - AM I say overall, the movie version of the scene was too short.
They should have kicked out some of the later romance, and extended that scene by about 5mn, to really make us, like in the book, question how bond is going to get away from this. If the movie were better than it actually was, we might have felt Bond's anger at the moral perfidy of the service playing a large role in Bond's decision to quit, but as it is, it doesn't really come into play, and one ambiguous facial expression doesn't really cut it for what in the novel was part of an extended and on-going self-interrogation and the idea of the service offering LeChiffre protection could have been introduced without the balls line anyway.
The point is not whether or not Bond cares how old the man is WE are meant to care , and whether Bond looks to LeChiffre as a father figure is inconsequential, because LeChiffre sets himself up as a metaphorical perverted father figure anyway, like many of Fleming's villains, and the metaphorical implications change one's entire reception of the scene.
LeChiffre makes the reader feel that he's treating Bond as a helpless child in the clutches of an evil, sadistic father who is going to take delight in punishing him. That's a far more twisted dynamic than having LeChiffre express homoerotic delight about how fit Bond has kept himself. What I'm going to do continue holding to that standard. I think something's wrong when the movie version has more self-consciously literary lines than the book. The fact that Bond is awake and alert enough to taunt LeChiffre up to what he thinks is his near end is a triumph over pain.
Had LeChiffre castrated book Bond, he'd have castrated a beaten, near-speechless, barely alive automaton. Movie Bond nearly got to go out with a line laughed at by the audience. And the movie's very end is of Bond triumphing over his pain by assuming true Bondian status--he stands triumphant over his foe, having found Mr. White, holding a phallically super-sized gun in a badass pose and lording it over the villain.
The book ends with a man driven to a shocking act of emotional bitterness and negation in the wake of incredible damage done to both the secret service and his emotional life. The books ends on notes of waste and bitterness. It's also not quite like the movie dialogue. What it most resembles is Ian Fleming's own sense of humor, as displayed in both biographies of the man, and which he kept out of the Bond novels for a long time, until the humorous tone of the movies persuaded him to cut loose with Bond's character, which by that point took on more and more of Fleming's sardonic personality, including his sense of humor.
It's still stupid. If I wanted to present a scene of excruciating torture, I think having the character think up witty lines would needlessly dilute the impact and power, and question whether that torture was really so intense or excruciating. You don't need to have been tortured to know that being alert enough to crack witticisms probably means you're in much better shape and less brutalized than someone who can barely talk.
In any case, Fleming was a naval intelligence officer during WWII who was very well acquainted with enemy torture tactics as well as the French torture tactic that inspired CR's and I believe that he knew pretty well what men went through during truly extreme torture.
And not as memorable or intense as it easily could have been. This is a bit of a false presumption--you don't need a twenty minute, full-frontal extended torture scene to get across the power of the original scene. Look at the book--the torture scene doesn't actually go on for so long, and is not described with sentences such as "the carpet beater bit into Bond's scrotum, leaving angry red welts.
Similarly, in movies, you can do a lot through simple suggestion. Showing something like LeChiffre's hand arcing upward, followed by a cut to blood spattering on the floor, is enough to make the viewer cringe. And the viewer would have found the sequence far more "memorable and intense" if they had seen something they'd never seen before--James Bond rendered utterly helpless and at the point of complete collapse.
Instead we got the cop-out that's standard in the Bond films--the release provided by Bond saying something flip, to prove that he's still hanging in there. Had the movie denied this, the torture sequence would have easily been far more "intense and memorable," despite actually being shorter due to the loss of those lines.
I have to question the idea of doing the torture scene if the filmmakers are going to lose their nerve. Of course it could have been more intense and brutal. Yes to Le Chiffre as a perverted father figure. It's sanitised, and the nanny line would have been superb. All agreed. But I think despite the 'cop out' of Bond managing to taunt Le Chiffre, the scene nevertheless unsettles to the extent that I think the audience does feel, for the first time in a Bond film, that the hero is rendered utterly helpless and at the point of complete collapse.
Okay, he's still cracking a joke, but it feels like a losing joke. It's a joke made from pure bravado, and we know there is nothing to back it up. We know Bond is helpless. He doesn't have a pen-knife in his watch to untie his knots, or poison gas in his tie. He's naked, bound, and in the midst of being tortrued: there is seemingly no way out. It's not plausible in real life that he'd make jokes, but we still know in film terms that he is helpless and in agony.
We're laughing because he's joking like he has always done, but we've never seen him like this before, with sweat pouring off him, his face bruised and battered, screaming. Excellent post, blackjack60! Your points are spot on and well articulated. I also vastly prefer Fleming's torture scene, but doubt I could have explained my preference so well. Posted 11 May - AM To hit the nail on the head, there's no real structure to the movie torture scene. This should have been a 12 mn set piece remembered not for the set up, but for the emotional rollecoaster it could have been, just like in the books.
Another thing that bugged me is that when Le Chiffre goes to cut out balls, the arrival of the bad guy is telephoned. No one is around. He takes the knife, get ready to cut. BLAM, surprise Le chiffre is shot in the chest! He falls down, then Mr White come in, says his line and shoot him in the head.
Real suspense. As it is, the torture scene was probably deemed to bold already, so they just included it in, but really fast forwarded to the end of it. I would have liked the "child game" reference to be included too, it's the key to the novel. Posted 11 May - PM Actually, the thing I missed most in the film version of the torture scene was the setting.. I think just the fact that they can carry somebody around in the middle of the day shows how secluded this location really is..
There's a real sense of desperation in the book Bond doesn't even know where he is, let alone how to get back or find help that was missing from the film.. It's a little thing, but I kind of miss the carpet beater too.. I think hearing Bond's inner dialog helped in this scene as well obviously nothing can be done about that for the film, but still..
I remember a scene in which Bond really believes that he's going to be impotent the rest of his life, and the terror he must have felt.. I think the fact that he keeps quiet despite this made for a very dramatic scene, and it was better because of it..
Just to play the devil's advocate, I loved the scene in the film too.. Posted 11 May - PM My responses in blue within original quote. Well, I got the message. Sorry if it didn't come across clearly enough for your taste, but I thought the setup in M's apartment and the tie-in during the torture scene made a clear point about his assuming he was more valuable and effective than he really is to his superiors.
Coupled with his falling in love and desire to retain his soul, I definitely understood why he would have quit the service without regret. True, there's a difference in tone, but rather than perpetually lament that, I'm gonna appreciate it for what it is. Yes, it was a good dynamic that Fleming set up. He set the bar highly for the rest of his villains, no doubt. What I'm saying is that since I'm so invested in Bond by this point, I'm gripping the arm rests just as much at the homoerotic banker who is being hunted just as much as the sadistic father figure.
I really do agree that it would have been even more twisted, but it wasn't enough of a loss to make me bitter. That's good that you hold to a high standard, and I applaud you for that, but there was no way that a good portion of this book's dialogue wasn't going to change somewhat. To expect differently from EON is to set one's self up for a fall. Maybe that's pessimistic, but I'll be the first one who gives a standing O when they finally meet the bar.
There was a significant amount of tension after that line that said to me that Bond just got himself in deeper trouble and was in for worse pain. He had no reason to expect to live. True, and I'd almost always prefer Fleming's tone and endings, but the original novel didn't have a legacy and fan following like our anti hero does now.
In a perfect world, I'd probably prefer they approached it as if there weren't any fan expectations. But this was a film for mass audiences as well as hardcore fans as you well know , and us Fleming purists are a pretty small minority in comparison. Believe it or not, I'm a Fleming purist like yourself, but I'm actually satisfied with this film, and will therefore defend it where I think it didn't fail.
It unexpectedly came out as not just the best Bond film I've ever seen and by far the best adaptation of Fleming's tone , but a fantastic stand-alone movie completely apart from the Bondian stigma. It's got nothing to do with clairvoyance! He's just screwing with his torturer because he thinks he has him over a barrel. He just refuses to submit, and is cocky enough to pull that line. He assumed that he could hold out on the password and Le Chiffre needed him badly enough not to kill him long enough that Le Chiffre's employers would track him down.
He could hear the conversation in Le Chiffre's room with Obanno point A , and knew from the beginning of his mission that if Le Chiffre didn't recoup the funds lost due to Bond's intervention in Miami, that Le Chiffre was as good as dead point B. He didn't know that Mr. White was so close, but he didn't care how long he had to hold out, he was committed to doing it. He was dead sure that Le Chiffre would be dead before him. Movies and Trailers. Logan Lucky Movie Review Good news: Steven Soderbergh's well-publicised retirement from directing only lasted about four years.
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