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gamerfreak
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:07:44 AM permalink
Pop quiz, what other non-casino games have been featured in bond films?

I can think of 2 off the top of my head.

Golf in goldfinger doesn’t count.
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:24:19 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Pop quiz, what other non-casino games have been featured in bond films?

I can think of 2 off the top of my head.

Golf in goldfinger doesn’t count.



(I am not sure if it counts), but there was that arcade game in the Casino "Domination" where Bond takes on Largo in the game. But, this was Never Say Never Again.

The Fencing match in Die Another Day also comes to mind (where they are betting the diamonds).
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:25:33 AM permalink
Quote: Gandler

(I am not sure if it counts), but there was that arcade game in the Casino "Domination" where Bond takes on Largo in the game. But, this was Never Say Never Again.

The Fencing match in Die Another Day also comes to mind (where they are betting the diamonds).


Those are both good, but I was thinking more along the lines of card/board games.
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:31:25 AM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

Those are both good, but I was thinking more along the lines of card/board games.



Backgammon was played by Bond in Octopussy.

Chess was big in From Russia With Love (one of the villains was a pro player), but Bond never played.

Those are the two board games I can think of offhand.
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May 22nd, 2021 at 11:37:04 AM permalink
Quote: Gandler

Backgammon was played by Bond in Octopussy.

Chess was big in From Russia With Love (one of the villains was a pro player), but Bond never played.

Those are the two board games I can think of offhand.


Nice, I forgot about that chess scene.

The two I was thinking of were Backgammon in Octopussy, and Gin Rummy in Goldfinger.
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May 22nd, 2021 at 2:46:44 PM permalink
Gin Rummy was also played in LALD with Bond losing to Solitaire. (She's really good with cards.)

Another game (which might get analyzed on this thread) is the High Card scene in TWINE. Of course, there was more to that game than first meets the eye.
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Q's ring in DAF is a gadget rarity in that it's only purpose is to make money. The only problem is...

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Although it all sounds fairly logical, especially the bit where Q describes how the process causes the stuttering of the cylinders, the slot machine technology has moved on so quickly that even if this marvelous gadget had worked, it would have been obsolete fairly speedily.



Today, you can still "use" the ring yourself playing the DAF slot machine...


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As for MI-6 personnel getting away with things, darkoz has a point. For example, Felix Leiter in LALD twice has to show up to "fix things" with the cops for Bond. He wasn't always so fortunate though. In this scene from AVTAK (deleted since it was too silly even for Roger Moore) Bond is thrown in jail for all the havoc he wreaks in Paris. An embarrassed M has to show up and bail him out...

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.
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May 24th, 2021 at 8:35:28 AM permalink
Wizard:

I know it's easy to overlook but what about the Baccarat scenes in the 1967 Casino Royale spoof?

Although a spoof, the gambling scene is handled pretty seriously
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May 24th, 2021 at 10:59:18 AM permalink
Quote: darkoz

Wizard:

I know it's easy to overlook but what about the Baccarat scenes in the 1967 Casino Royale spoof?

Although a spoof, the gambling scene is handled pretty seriously



I never considered that to be a true Bond film.
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darkoz
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May 24th, 2021 at 11:22:17 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

I never considered that to be a true Bond film.



Yes, it's a difficult call.

But it is based on the Ian Fleming novel and was licensed properly by the estate.

Interestingly, it's closer in plot to the book than I can say for some serious Bond films like Spy Who Loved Me and Man with The Golden Gun.

The Burt Bacharach theme song is actually as good as any Bond theme song.

Finally if the argument is it's not part of the Broccoli produced films then that would negate Never Say Never Again which I would disagree with.

But just for fun I think you should include the gambling scene from it
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May 24th, 2021 at 12:12:40 PM permalink
What about the 1954 game?

Have you tried 22 tonight? I said 22.

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