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The trailer for the new James Bond movie has just been released and it is a cracking trailer reminding you of the Sean Connery era and the fight with Robert Shaw on the train in From Russia with Love. The trailer I viewed had already had 50000 hits and so clearly there is a lot of interest in the new James Bond. (Doug - why don't we hire James Bond to boost our hit count?)

Now the new film includes scenes on a train. Here is what a gent says who has had access to the script:-

QUOTE Exclusive First Look at Casino Royale!
Vesper, villains & games of chance!
by Stax

When the train has its first appearance the focus is on Vesper and Bond, the relationship that is at the heart of Casino Royale. Vesper is not introduced until forty pages into this particular draft of the script. Her meeting with Bond takes place onboard the train (shades of From Russia with Love and Hitchcock's North by Northwest). Vesper is "the money," a Treasury operative sent to keep Bond funded in his match against Le Chiffre. She is the bureaucrat there to keep an eye on the government's money. If Bond burns through his initial ten million stake then it's up to Vesper to decide if he gets more. (There is a humorous moment later on where we learn that even 007 pays taxes.)

Vesper and Bond's first scene together in the train dining car is laced with an aggresive sexual tension and biting sarcasm as they each take turns sizing the other one up. I can imagine that this scene has been tweaked innumerable times as it is perhaps the key scene in the entire movie, setting up not only the picture's romantic subplot but also planting the seeds for the story's climax.

Like Sherlock Holmes, Bond thinks he has Vesper pegged judging by her appearance and manner (described as beautiful but no-nonsense). Vesper, however, gives as good as she gets, properly deducing that Bond's well-groomed manner belies a chip on his shoulder and perhaps an inferiority complex (there are elements of Ian Fleming's own background and issues here). Bond, however, also deduces that Vesper wants to be taken seriously and overcompensates for being beautiful by being more aggressive and "masculine," if you will.

Now its time for a trivia question:-

How many James Bond films featured trains?

And as a follow up question:-

Which is your favourite James Bond film train clip?

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QUOTE Now its time for a trivia question:-

How many James Bond films featured trains?

And as a follow up question:-

Which is your favourite James Bond film train clip?

Are you offering a prize for this Gary?


I only really remember one, I'm not sure if it was Thunderball or From Russia with love. It was the one where he was fighting with the blond bad guy and the train door was open and I think eventually James Bond shoved the bad guy out.

From memory he wasn't one for taking the train. He always had a flash car to drive round in.
 

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Just a bit of fun.

There is more than one Bond movie featuring a train.

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I can think of at least 4 off the top of my head. So any advance on 4? I don't have the boxed set to check them all out and I would like to think I'm not that s^Hmad?

David

Just thought of a fifth.

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Live and Let Die

I'm not so sure about this one, but I think one of the "bad" guys in the ski chase in OHMS met his demise in a train snow plough.

David
 
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