The Making of “Casino Royale” (1967) (Telos Movie Classics # 2)

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The Making of “Casino Royale” (1967) (Telos Movie Classics # 2)

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Written by Michael Richardson

The most detailed and comprehensive account ever published of the making of the most bizarre James Bond film ever!

250pp approx. B-format paperback book.
ISBN: 978-1-84583-112-7
Published 31 October 2015

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‘My doctor says that I shouldn’t have bullets entering my body at any time!’

The ’60s James Bond spoof Casino Royale is a psychedelic, multi-storylined extravaganza packed with star names, including Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, David Niven, Ursula Andress and Orson Welles. Poorly received at the time of its original release, it has since come to be regarded as a cult classic.

In this book, noted television and film researcher Michael Richardson gives the most detailed and comprehensive account ever published of the making of this extraordinary blockbuster, which got so out of control that it became arguably one of the most chaotic productions in cinema history – and certainly the most bizarre James Bond film ever!

A series of guides to some of the most talked-about films ever produced. From classics and acclaimed features to lesser-known or overlooked works, but all deserving of critical appraisal. Telos Movie Classics are the perfect way to gain a greater insight into the films you love.

250pp approx. B-format paperback book.
ISBN: 978-1-84583-112-7
Published 31 October 2015

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Weight .274 kg
Dimensions 20.2 x 13.2 x .75 cm

1 review for The Making of “Casino Royale” (1967) (Telos Movie Classics # 2)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sgt Yard

    The film Casino Royale has long been a source of fascination to me. This is something I obviously share with author Michael Richardson, whose enthusiasm for the film shines throughout this splendid book.

    Richardson has done the near impossible and managed to make sense of what was an extremely confusing production. The inclusion of an approximate shooting schedule is very welcome and gives a valuable insight into how protracted the filming was, which goes some way to explaining why so many people got tired of it and left!

    The main bulk of the book concerning the actual production of the film is presented in a logical manner, and dispels one myth I’d always believed – that the film started off in a conventional manner and spiralled out of control. As far as I can see, it was never actually under control! The level of detail in identifying filming locations and uncredited background artists is astounding and the one minor error I noticed was that Evelyn Tremble’s name was twice misspelt as “Trimble”.

    While some photographs from the film would have been welcome, familiarity with the film is assumed thus they are not really necessary. The cover shot depicting a confused-looking David Niven is well chosen.

    I found the book so engrossing that I actually finished it in one sitting, and it has made me feel like watching the film again ASAP. Highly recommended!

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