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Casino Royale

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The movie Casino Royale is spy film, released in 2006. It is the twenty-first movie in the James Bond film series and the third screen adaptation of the novel of the same name. The novel was written by Ian Fleming in 1953. The movie was directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis, Paul Haggis and Robert Wade. The 2006 adaptation is the first film to feature Daniel Craig as the James Bond character and was produced by Eon Productions and Columbia Pictures. Casino Royale (2006) was the first movie to show the MI6 agent James Bond as vulnerable and somewhat inexperienced.

The plot of Casino Royale revolves around the beginning of Bond’s career as an agent when he is earning his licence to kill. Bond has been assigned to bankrupt a terrorist financier, Le Chiffre, in a poker game. Bond falls in love with a treasury employee, Vesper Lynd, who is assigned to provide Bond with the money he needs to play poker.

The filming of the movie took place at natural settings in the Czech Republic, Italy, Bahamas and the United Kingdom. The interior sets were built at Pinewood Studios and Barrandov Studios.


Casino Royale premiered on the 14th of November 2006 and was received with an overwhelmingly positive response. The reviews emphasized on Craig’s portrayal and reinvention of the character. The movie witnessed phenomenal commercial success and earned around $600 million worldwide. It was the highest-grossing Bond film ever made until the release of Skyfall in 2012 and was the fourth highest-grossing film of 2006.

In 2006, Casino Royale won the Film Award for Best Sound and the Orange Rising Star Award (won by Eva Green), in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. Casino Royale was nominated for eight BAFTA awards. Craig received the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actor. Casino Royale was also nominated for five Saturn Awards.

Upon its release, the movie broke records on both opening day and opening weekend. It had become the most successful film of 2006 in the UK and the tenth highest-grossing film of all times in the UK as of 2011. In the US, Casino Royale enjoyed an equally brilliant box-office collection.

Lastly, Casino Royale enjoyed an extremely positive critical response, in particular, Craig’s performance in the movie. Critics claimed that Craig was the first actor who truly embodied the character of James Bond from the original novel. Moreover, in regards to the film, it was considered as one of the best Bond films that took the movie back to its root.

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