Another Watercooler, another slice of Bond for the Watercooler Musical Interlude. The first movie called Casino Royale (1967) is excluded from the purist’s James Bond canon, but this is a great theme anyway if you’re into the whole Herb Alpert/Burt Bacharach sound… and I am. Producer Charles K. Feldman scored the film rights to the Ian Flemming novel and had attempted to come to terms with Bond producers Albert Broccoli and Herbert Saltzman to make an official Bond pic, but failed. Knowing he couldn’t compete directly with everyone’s favorite British spy, Feldman opted to go the satire route. The result is a fizzy and indulgent bit of late-’60s nonsense that is pretty much a mess, but still kind of fun.
That’s all from me this week. Now it’s your turn. Has anyone seen anything worth talking about since last week?
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