Must-Watch Casino Royale Song: Which Do You Like Best?

The Casino Royale films in 1967 and 2006 are two great James Bond movies with interesting and very absorbing soundtrack most people called – the “Casino Royale song”.

1. Casino Royale Theme (1967 Film):

This is the Casino Royale theme song in the James Bond 1967 film. The sound track has been performed by Herb and Albert and the Tijuana Brass Band. It is an instrumental musical piece one can hear in the opening part of the movie. Trumpets, drums/percussions, strings and other instrument all combine to conjure a lively, upbeat, jazzy, light, cha-cha dance-like beat, Latin-Caribbean type of music—light, breezy, sunny and celebratory.

2. The Look of Love

It is one of the soundtracks in the Casino Royale movie. The song was performed by Dusty Springfield. Her vocal was accompanied by piano, drums, percussion and saxophone accompaniment. Her voice is sexy, seductive and sensual. The lyric is an expression of a powerful human emotion and deep longing for love—to love and be loved. The Look of Love is a prelude and invitation to love. It becomes more romantic and sensual with the playing of a solo tenor saxophone after the vocals in the middle and end part of the song.

3. African Rundown

This is the theme song of Casino Royale James Bond 2006 film. A pure instrumental piece of music mixed with sound effects.

The introduction conveys and prepares you to the coming fast pace action, suspense and adventure of the film. Distinct and prominent sounds of trumpets and African tribal drum beats, painting in the minds of the listeners a never ending car chase movie scene.

As the music unfolds, its shift is geared towards an accelerating tempo and pulsating beats topping it all with its ascending and soaring loud blasts and sound effects until it eventually reached its finale.

4. Blunt Instrument

It is a pure instrumental music in Casino Royale 2006 James bond film. The opening part begins with a Wagnerian orchestral overture. Then abruptly accelerates into a lightning speed of special sound effects and trumpets

5. The Look of Love (Instrumental)

This is the instrumental version of The Look of Love vocals of Dusty Springfield. Any fans of blues or jazz will surely love this instrumental version. It is not only a romantic jazz piece but a soothing one. The center piece instrument is the trumpet accompanied by brass and percussion instruments. The trumpet creates passionate sounds while the other accompanying instrument conveys rhythm, and slow gentle swaying movement as counterpoint.

6. You Know My Name  

This is one of the songs in Casino Royale 2006 film. It was performed by Chris Cornell. The song begins with the heavy strumming of electric guitars with strong vocals of Chris Cornell and the heavy drum beating throughout the song. The lyrics talks about the tale of personal survival, courage and determination in the face of life’s dangers and challenges

Watching the two Casino Royale films gives you all the thrills and excitement of a spy movie. Which song in the list above is your favorite Casino Royale song?

Memorable and Interesting Casino Royale Quotes

This is a compilation of some of the most memorable and interesting Casino Royale quotes.

Watching Casino Royale with Daniel Craig, Eva Green and Judy Dench are definitely a treat especially if you enjoy the non stop action. Just like all 007 movies,  you get great action sequences. But what’s being missed out by casual movie goers is the witty dialogue between the lead stars.

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James Bond is all brawn and muscle, but you can get a close look at how his brain works with the way he talks. You can compare the two Casino Royale movies (the one from the 60s starring Peter Niven and the 2006 version) and realize that the writing in this rebooted edition is top-notch. Below are the Casino Royale quotes that show the writer’s exceptional knack for dialogue:

Here’s Bond with his dirty sense of humor:

Vesper: I can’t resist waking you. Every time I do, you look at me as if you hadn’t seen me in years. Makes me feel reborn.
Bond: If you had just been born wouldn’t you be naked?

Vesper: It doesn’t bother you; killing all those people?
Bond: Well I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.

Bond: I’ve got a little itch, down there. Would you mind?

Vesper: Now, having just met you, I wouldn’t go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard…
Bond: No, of course not.
Vesper: But it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures, rather than meaningful pursuits. So as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eye on our government’s money – and off your perfectly-formed arse.
Bond: You noticed?
Vesper: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb?
Bond: Skewered! One sympathizes.

Vesper: Am I going to have a problem with you, Mr. Bond?
Bond: No, don’t worry, you’re not my type.
Vesper: Smart?
Bond: Single.

Here’s what the ladies think of 007:

M: Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.

Vesper: There isn’t enough room for me and your ego.

Here’s Bond on being an MI6 operative:

Vesper: It doesn’t bother you? Killing all those people?
Bond: Well I wouldn’t be very good at my job if it did.

Bond: So you want me to be half-monk, half-hitman.
M: Any thug can kill. I need you to take your ego out of the equation.

Vesper: You love me?
Bond: Enough to travel the world with you until one of us has to take an honest job… which I think is going to have to be you, because I have no idea what an honest job is.

And finally, here’s how James Bond taunts the villains:

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Le Chiffre: You’ve changed your shirt, Mr Bond. I do hope our little game isn’t causing you to perspire?
Bond: A little. But I won’t consider myself to be in trouble until I start weeping blood.

Bond is tortured by Le Chiffre using a rope with a weight tied to the end and whips it at Bond’s testicles. Bond responds to torture by saying:

Bond: Now the whole world will know that you died scratching my balls!

There you have it, ladies and gents. The above Casino Royale quotes are the perfect example of why this movie is such a gem. It’s a thrill of a ride, but a thoughtful piece as well, with all the wit and insightful dialogue.