Saturday, December 02, 2006

The best Bond ever

We just saw "Casino Royale" and it has the best James Bond ever. David Niven.

This is the 1967 movie, and has an all-star cast: Bond girl Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd, Orson Welles as Le Chiffre, Woody Allen as Bond's nephew Jimmy, Peter Sellers as a Bond impersonator.

I haven't yet seen the movie with Daniel Craig, the current "Greatest Bond Ever", but I wonder why the Broccolis bothered to remake this. I suppose they wanted to correct the record.


wildflower seed said...

I've seen this film, and found the humour much too affected at times. I think the new Bond film deserves all the praise it's getting.

Rahul Siddharthan said...

ws - well it was mostly silly, and meant to be... like the later Pink Panther movies. This is the third Niven+Sellers movie I've seen -- "The Pink Panther" was remade/rebooted in distinctly inferior manner, I wonder if anyone will tackle "Murder by death".

Will probably see the new Bond sometime. It has to be better than the Pierce Brosnan movies.