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NAME: LOH WEI LINGSTUDENT ID NO: 0319225FILMS SELECTED: JAMES BOND MOVIEWORD COUNT: 606 ENGLISH 2 (ELG 30605)WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT 1: COMPARE CONTRAST ESSAYLECTURER: CASSANDRA WIJESURIASUBMISSION DATE: 5TH DECEMBER 2014
I am comparing the differences in these two James Bonds movies. James Bond movies are categorized as action and thriller type of movie. The first one that I have chosen is Skyfall and another one is Casino Royale. Two of the movies are very well known by the people. Casino Royale was premiered on 14th Dec 2006; wherelse for Skyfall was premiered on 26th October 2012. The movie Skyfall has become the highest grossing Bond film of all time, earning over $1bil surpassing Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. In the movie of Casino Royale, it is the 21st film and for the movie of Skyfall it is the 23rd James Bond film produce by Eon production. Casino Royale was also the first James Bond film where Daniel Craig portrayed as 007. Martin Campbell was the director for these two movies. By the meantime, the writers for this Skyfall were written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and John Logan. Wherelse, Casino Royale was actually a novel, which later on been remake into a movie. Daniel Craig, Eve Green and Judi Dench are the 3 main actor and actresses in Casino Royale. As for the movie of Skyfall are Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris. Two of the movies are involving the same main actor which is Daniel Craig starring James Bond. Whereas, Eve Green is starring Vesper Lynd and Judi Dench is starring M in Casino Royale. In Skyfall Javier Bardem starring Silva and Naomie Harris starring Eve. The two movies are film at different big cities, as for Casino Royale it was film at more than 78 locations across the world and for Skyfall it was filmed over 40 locations. Furthermore the gadgets used in the movie Skyfall are more advanced compared to the ones in Casino Royale.Here is a short synopsis for the movie of Casino Royale, James Bond was given a licensed to kill, he sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer by winning the poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. In the other hand, for Skyfall it is a story about M16 is back to take revenge on M, where 007 needs to track down and destroy the threat. The plots of these two movies are very interesting and unpredictable. For Casino Royale, the synopsis is more towards gambling and catching the bad guys. As for Skyfall it is more towards finding the villan and protecting the boss.The suspense part in the movie Skyfall is where James Bond tracks his villain through a series of expert spy techniques such as attacking a train, getting shot, and threw his opponent into a komodo dragons shelter. In the end, he is able to catch the Aryan ex-agent named Silva. But in a twist, it then turns out that the villain intentionally got himself captured! This was all planned, so that the villain can get to James Bonds boss, M. In the other hand, Casino Royales highlight part was where Le Chiffre demanded Bond for the password but he refused and suddenly White walks in and shoots Le Chiffre in the forehead, killing him.In conclusion, Casino Royale and Skyfall are similar in the genre. I really love how the storyline really works and also James Bonds acting skills are really great and attractive. The producers had put lots of effort to make all the scenes very realistic. These two movies are a worth to watch. I could not wait for the next James Bond movie to be screen; I will continue to be a James Bond movie fan forever.