Report Casino Royale in Movies, Shows, and Theatre Posted March 20, 2007 CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR CASINO ROYALE & GOLDFINGER Who here has read the book, by Ian Fleming? I've read all of Fleming's James Bond books, and I re-read Casino Royale around the time I saw the movie. The movie followed the book reasonably well, except for the death scene in Venice. I thought the woman's death was bizarre and the sinking Venice building scene unnecessary. The other bizarre scene from the movie was the poison detector Bond had in his car, which he used to save himself after being poisoned during the poker game. That also was not in the book. Having said that, I liked the movie a lot. I like this Bond. He seems the most believable of any Bond, in terms of the sheer violence and fearlessness of his personality. I suspect that a real-life secret agent would have the toughness and physical energy of Bond in this movie. On the other hand, my favorite Bond actor remains Sean Connery. He is the most intelligent of all the Bonds, and also in excellent physical shape. He is a man fully capable of winning with his mind as much as with his fists. In fact, if he can avoid a confrontation, he will, as any smart warrior does. My favorite Bond movie is Doctor No. I highly recommend it to everyone. (By the way, it most closely follows the book of any of the Bond movies.) My favorite Bond line is not spoken by James Bond, but by his nemesis Auric Goldfinger in the movie Goldfinger. Bond says, "I suppose you expect me to talk." Goldfinger responds, "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to ___." I won't spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen the movie!