History Literature / CasinoRoyale

2nd Nov '16 7:56:24 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* NearVillainVictory: Le Chiffre cleans Bond out at the end of Chapter 11. Bond has a minor HeroicBSOD, but is rescued by the timely intervention of Felix Leiter('s bosses' pocketbook).



* StockholmSyndrome: Discussed. Bond has spoken to enough torture survivors to know that becoming attached to his captors is a risk.



* StockholmSyndrome: Discussed. Bond has spoken to enough torture survivors to know that becoming attached to his captors is a risk.
22nd Aug '16 5:27:30 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* StealingFromTheTill: Why Le Chiffre wound up at the Casino Royale in the first place. It's even discussed in Bond's mission briefing, which notes that till-robbers commonly resort to gambling to cover their asses.
22nd Aug '16 5:24:55 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* StressVomit: What Bond does after [[spoiler:his would-be assassins blow themselves up]]. This is perhaps ''the'' most jarring bit in the novel for those primarily familiar with the cinematic Bond; no [[BondOneLiner snarky quips]] here, folks.
21st Aug '16 1:37:48 PM Rubber_Lotus
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* BadassBookworm: In addition to his strong mathematical background, it's mentioned that Le Chiffre carries three razor-blades on his person and is skilled at fighting with them. Pity we never see these skills.
9th Aug '16 7:52:38 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* CyanidePill: Mentioned in passing; it's how the only SMERSH operative (so far) captured by the West does himself in.
9th Aug '16 7:51:17 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* FoodPorn: Not as bad as it would get in later Bond novels, but present.
9th Aug '16 7:49:43 AM Rubber_Lotus
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* LudicrousGibs: What happens to [[spoiler:the two Bulgarian would-be assassins who try to kill Bond with a briefcase bomb]].
16th Jul '16 7:55:59 AM Mdumas43073
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The very first ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel, published in 1953.

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The Creator/IanFleming's very first ''Literature/JamesBond'' novel, published in 1953.



Ian Fleming sold the rights to the novel separately from the rest of the [[Film/JamesBond main film series]], which is the reason that it took so long for [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a proper adaptation of it in 2006]]. Before that, there were two other adaptations:

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Ian Fleming sold the rights to the novel separately from the rest of the [[Film/JamesBond main film series]], which is the reason that it took so long for [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 a proper adaptation of it in 2006]]. Before that, there were two other adaptations:
16th Jul '16 7:53:41 AM Mdumas43073
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16th Jul '16 7:53:12 AM Mdumas43073
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risk.
* CelebrityResemblance: Bond is described by one character to another as looking similar to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoagy_Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael]]. Bond himself is aware of the comparision (even though he wasn't involved in that conversation -- he's probably heard it a million times). In another scene he looks at himself in the mirror and thinks that Carmichael is much better looking than he.
** TextualCelebrityResemblance: Leiter is described as fitting into his clothes in a way that is reminiscent of Music/FrankSinatra.



* TextualCelebrityResemblance
** Bond is described by one character to another as looking similar to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoagy_Carmichael Hoagy Carmichael]]. Bond himself is aware of the comparision (even though he wasn't involved in that conversation -- he's probably heard it a million times). In another scene he looks at himself in the mirror and thinks that Carmichael is much better looking than he.
** Leiter is described as fitting into his clothes in a way that is reminiscent of Music/FrankSinatra.
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