Casino Royale Meaning In French
How difficult can it be to make a good poker scene in a movie? According to James Bond director Martin Campbell the ‘Casino Royale’ remake poker showdown was as elaborate as any stunt 007 was involved in!
The 2006 movie grossed a monster $606million at the box office, with Daniel Craig’s ‘Bond’ and Mads Mikkelsen’s blood-eyed villain ‘Le Chiffre’ involved in the highest stake poker game of all time.
For poker fans, of course, seeing their beloved game depicted on the big screen is almost always more ‘miss’ than ‘hit’, so how did director Campbell manage to produce such an intense facsimile of a real highstakes game?
Craig first debuted as Bond in Casino Royale, which contains a short prelude explaining how Bond gains his '00' title. But the film's depiction of events differs from original Bond author Ian Fleming's explanation. Before 1962's Dr. No hit theaters, Fleming had published ten Bond stories, the first being Casino Royale. By 1962, the books had. .1) Based on gaming activity during current sailing. 2) Complimentary drinks in Casino Royale only applies when Casino Royale is in operation. 3) Discounted & Complimentary Unlimited Surf & Stream device limits vary by tier level. 4) Suite Lounge and dining access available on select ships. Bond had already won the money when the deal was made, and Le Chiffre was killed either shortly after or before. The game was already over when they were kidnapped and tortured, so the only way Le Chiffre knew how to get the money was to torture Bond and Vesper until Bond gave up the password.
“What you realize is, it’s not just the card games — it’s the stakes. It’s also two guys eye-fucking one another, basically. That was the secret,” explained to Polygon.com.
Casino Royale Meaning
As the story begins, British Secret Service Agent James Bond takes on the enigmatic Le Chiffre, Soviet paymaster of a French trade union. In 1946 Le Chiffre had used 50 million francs (approximately $1.3 million) earmarked for the union to purchase his own chain of brothels. Casino Royale, novel by British writer Ian Fleming, published in 1953 and the first of his 12 blockbuster novels about James Bond, the suave and supercompetent British spy. Packed with violent action, hairbreadth escapes, international espionage, clever spy gadgets, intrigue, and gorgeous women, the books became international best sellers.
With No Limit Hold’em replacing the Baccarat Chemin de Fer of the Ian Fleming book version, and the 1967 movie version…
…the cast and crew had to be taught the game basically from scratch to ensure everything from continuity to poker tells would come across as realistically as possible.
Not an easy task for poker consultant Tom Sambrook, the 2002 winner of the European Championships explaining:
“I’d just basically tell them what the absolute bare minimum was that they needed to know to look like they had been playing this game.”
Sambrook also admits to making a bit of money on the side, taking the actors for their ‘per diem’ in hastily-arranged games in the studios.
The Englishman, who finished ahead of Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman and EPT legend John Duthie to win his title, explained:
“We’d be playing games constantly between takes,” adding cheekily, “I saw it as their privilege to learn by paying me this money.”
Director Campbell somehow pulled together all the elements of the game in an almost believable series of poker scenes, mixed in with the usual action-packed adventures of a typical Bond movie.
He believes the 30 minutes of gameplay that made the final cut, showing three massive hands, was critical to the success of the film, admitting:
“It was the thing I sweated on more than anything else.”
After discovering Le Chiffre’s ‘tell’, Bond has to survive two assassination attempts in his bid to end the villain’s hopes of winning the $130million poker game.
“From a dramatic point of view, each of the card games has a good climax,” says Campbell, and if the final scene still grates with some poker fans, there is a reason.
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The four-way all-in sees Le Chiffre’s full house lose to Bond’s straight flush, with most fans expecting a Royal Flush to win the day for the movie hero.
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“He wins with an inconspicuous straight flush, rather than the royal flush,” Sambrook says, adding to Director Campbell’s vision of a “new Bond” , a less flashy, more believable hero.
Check out the finale yourself!
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