The 1953 novel contains examples of:
- Adaptation Displacement: When hearing Casino Royale, most people will think of the films before even remembering the book.
- Strangled by the Red String: Unlike movies with Adaptation Expansion that allows for Bond and Vesper to explore a deeper connection, Bond barely knows Vesper in the scant 200-odd pages of the book. His attraction to her is almost entirely within the boundaries of wanting to sleep with her, which makes their sudden mutual interest in love, commitment, marriage, and possible family feel extremely abrupt and forced. It's hard to believe that Bond's memory of her is so strong that he continues to think about her in further books.
The 1954 TV film contains examples of:
- It's Short, So It Sucks: It's just 54 minutes. Then again, the other two adaptations are overly long...