Fuse #8

Thursday, January 11, 2007

A Note For Those of You Planning On Seeing the 1967 Casino Royale With Peter Sellers



At 11:38 AM , Blogger tem2 said...

Awww. I loved that movie...when I was ten.

At 12:33 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

It was the Austin Powers of its day. Which is to say, it makes Austin Powers look like something by Ingmar Bergman. I never would have considered Mike Myers subtle, but after seeing Casino Royale...

At 5:24 PM , Blogger Jennie said...

Casino Royale was my first Bond film. I haven't worked up the courage to see another one yet.

At 7:04 PM , Blogger Nina said...

Oh come on. Casino Royale is the ULTIMATE Sellers fashion show. How can you not love it?

At 12:30 AM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Well, we determined that not being high was definitely a minus. I don't recall his outfits, unfortunately. I mean, I liked the one piece stripey number. Don't get me wrong, I think Sellers is the cat's pajamas. But... okay, when was the last time you saw it? Just sit down and watch it start to finish. Aside from being a fun source of, "Oh, THAT's why Austin Powers has a Scot in his movies and music by Burt Bacharach", it's essentially unwatchable.

I mean, the Orson Welles card tricks. The card tricks, man!


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