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Geraldine Chaplin. Jack Hildyard. Burt Bacharach. Billy Wilder. Val Guest. Ken Hughes. Joseph McGrath.
Wolf Mankowitz. Charles K. Jerry Bresler. Let's enter a dim, bygone alternate universe where James Bond was an American agent, strolling through a low-budget TV production adaptation of the Ian Fleming novel.
In footage nearly lost, reflected in the muddy black-and-white presentation, we witness an historic first - the first TV or film incarnation of James Bond.
Yep, we've definitely entered a Twilight Zone-type warped version of the Bond mythology. It's typical, however, of the limitations of the live television format from the fifties: two or three different small sets rooms are used for the entire show; the action is slow, driven mainly by dialog, and it has the feel of a stage play, in three acts.
What brief fight scenes there are, towards the end, are somewhat crude and awkward, not surprising since it is a live broadcast.
The script follows Fleming's premise: Bond's mission is basically to outplay the main villain at cards baccarat, in this case and take his money; this remained the major plot point of the new film version in Filmmakers always seem to despair when given the task of making a card game exciting on film, but the potential is there - "The Cincinnati Kid" 65 is a good example and the version of "Casino Royale" also did a good job.
Here, though a static game of cards seemed suitable for a TV episode, the solution was to make the scenes as short as possible. Bond Nelson gains the upper hand over Le Chiffre Lorre after only a couple of hands in the 2nd act and it's all over.
The more intense scenes, in this version's favor, come about in the 3rd and final act, when Le Chiffre employs a tool of torture below the bottom of the picture, off-screen on a couple of Bond's toes; I guess he breaks them - actor Nelson gasps in pain convincingly.
This retained the essential streak of sadism in Fleming's Bond stories and the subsequent films , a surprising inclusion considering the bland TV standards of the fifties.
Nelson was bland, as well, but adequate. Lorre was Lorre, one of those character actors known for stealing scenes, with an unforgettable voice.
He was well cast as the first Bond villain, albeit a TV show version. This was, to its credit, a serious, no-nonsense approach, if quite a bit on the stiff side.
Genau deshalb hätte Bond durch einen Defibrilator nicht gerettet werden können. Der kommt zwar in der Tat bei Kammerflimmern oder ventrikulärer Tachykardie zum Einsatz, nicht aber bei einem langsamen Herzrhythmus bis hin zur Asystolie, welche in der Szene suggeriert wird.
Da kann Vesper also noch so oft auf den Knopf drücken: hätte mausetot sein müssen — und die Macher vor dem Dreh der Szene mit einem Arzt sprechen sollen.
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